The Monteloro estate is located near Florence, just behind Fiesole, at the southern foot of the Apennine mountain range at an altitude of 500 meters above sea level.
At one time, Monteloro was home to aristocratic Florentine families, such as Beatrice Portinari and Dante Alighieri, who spent summers in the countryside taking up residence in their manor houses that still remain today as famous traces of a noble past.
The estate’s 94 hectares (232 acres) are planted principally to Riesling and Pinot Bianco.
Years of patient pedoclimatic studies were conducted to analyze and understand the potential of this area that is remarkably promising for the production of white wines. An unexplored terroir that motivated Marchesi Antinori in 2002 to develop the expression of two varieties, Riesling and Pinot Bianco, in this area.
Products of the Complexity and Elegance of an Unexplored Territory