Le Mortelle estate is in the heart of Maremma in Tuscany, near the town of Castiglione della Pescaia set in an extraordinary and fascinating position both for the territory’s unparalleled natural beauty and its historical heritage and culture. Since 1999, when the property was acquired, the family has dedicated their efforts to improving the vineyards and building the new winery with the firm belief that this area, slowly emerging on the Italian viticultural horizon, has great potential for the production of high quality wines. Varieties grown in this area can fully express their own characteristics as well as the exceptional qualities of the terroir. The property extends over an area of 270 hectares (667 acres) 170 of which (420 acres) are planted with vineyards.
The Antinori family has been part of this territory for generations. Evidence of ownership of land in this area is recorded on a property deed dated 1863. It states their ownership of Poggio Franco, one of the best vineyards on the estate, together with other parcels of land.
The 170 hectares (420 acres) are planted with vineyards of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and other more recently planted vineyards with white grape varieties such as Vermentino, Ansonica, Viognier and a small parcel of Carménère. The soil is of medium consistency, sandy and loamy composed of clay and silica and in some parts of the estate is rich in rocky deposits.
The winery is on top of a hillside that overlooks the entire estate and was built largely underground to minimize its environmental impact. All natural building materials were used to maximize sustainability and the underground bedrock foundation provides completely natural temperature and humidity control.
An expression of Southern Maremma's unique terroir
In the heart of the Tuscan Maremma, a few kilometers from Castiglione della Pescaia, in an extraordinary and fascinating position both for nature and for the history of the places that surround it. The underground cellar inside the hill embraced by the vineyards is in perfect harmony with the surrounding countryside. On the horizon, the Maremma sea and the island of Giglio. Le Mortelle is open everyday from 10.30 am to 6.30 pm with tours, wine tasting, lunch and wine shop (Tuesday kitchen closing day). Information&Booking: email@example.com +39 0564 944003 +39 347 4610704 Le Mortelle | Loc. Ampio, Castiglione della Pescaia (GR)