Castello Romitorio, a massive twelfth-century hilltop fortress in Montalcino, since 1986 has produced exquisite Tuscan wines, grappa, and olive oil. Castello Romitorio was founded by reknowned artist Sandro Chia, in 1984. The castle was previously owned by the Baron Giorgio Franchetti.
Castello Romitorio is owned by the artist Sandro Chia, who spent years carefully restoring the property after acquiring it in 1984.
Castello di Romitorio winery is made up of three separate properties near Montalcino, Italy. The most important is the Romitorio Castle itself, where Brunello di Montalcino is made from the 10 hectares of vineyards of the estates large holding of a total of 187 hectares. The two other properties are: Poggio di Sopra with 8 hectares of vineyards, also in Montalcino and not far from the Monte Amiata and Ghiaccio Forte, and the property in Scansano with 11 hectares of vineyards, acquired in 1998.
Cantina and Wines
The cantina unites the two great interests of wine and fine art in a totally unique and fascinating setting. Monolithic sculptures stand next to barrels and barriques from which the Castle’s wine flows. Chia in fact says that the wine is meant to reflect the owner’s dedication to artistic perfection.
Castello di Romitorio’s wines include: Brunello di Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino Riserva, Romito del Romitorio, Rosso di Montalcino, Ghiaccio Forte, Morellino di Scansano, Chianti Colli Senesi, and their white wine Costanza.
With its location in the heart of Maremma countryside, Podere Santa Pia is a good basis to discover the intricacies of crafting the Brunello di Montalcino wines and to explore the extensive cellars.
Address Loc. Romitorio 279
Brunello di Montalcino
Brunello di Montalcino is one of Italy's most famous and prestigious wines, along with the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and the ubiquitous Chianti.
All Brunello di Montalcino wine is made exclusively from Sangiovese grapes grown on the slopes around Montalcino. Brunello is the local name for the Sangiovese Grosso clone from which Brunello di Montalcino is made.
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