Montemercurio Petaso Rosso di Montepulciano is a beautiful red wine from the Montepulciano region of Tuscany. Montemercurio is the ancient name of the town of Montepulciano, named for Mercurio, the messenger of the Greek gods. The Montemercurio vineyards sit on ideal SW exposures at altitudes up to 450 meters. On 7 hectares of land a little more than 30k bottles are produced annually. The current owners are Paola Luciani and her son Marco Anselmi but Marco says the entire project is a dedication to his dear grandfather, Nonno Damo Anselmi.
Like all the Montemercurio wines, this Rosso di Montepulciano 'Petaso' is made by a new producer but in an 'old school' style. Wild natural yeast fermentation, minimal filtration, no clarification and aging in large Slovenian oak barrels give this wine an expression all its own. Always organic practicing but now a certified organic estate as of 2015. 10-year-old vines on mostly clay soils. Estate grown and hand harvested fruit. 95% Sangiovese, 5% Merlot, aged 16-18 months in large oak barrels. Total Montemercurio estate production is about 30-35k bottles annually.
Enjoy Montemercurio Petaso Rosso di Montepulciano with veal, pork, osso bucco, pasta and aged cheeses.