Wines

Our mission is to seek quality, both in the vineyard and the cellar, with an unfailing respect for the character of the grapes.

Manual collections, sulfites free vinifications, native yeasts, “Tuscan Governo” method, large “botte” and “tonneaux” barrels are the tools used to get wines that we would like elegant and soft, with pronounced aromas and unique for each vintage released.

Wines predominantly made of Sangiovese, the prince of Tuscany, symbol of the Montepulciano terroir.

Hospitality

Open everyday from 10am to 6pm

WINES BY THE GLASS

PETITE CUISINE

CELLAR TOURS

OPEN TERRACE SEATING AND RELAXING FACING MONTEPULCIANO

Salcheto is… Sangiovese, Quality and Sustainability

Salco means the willow tree in the ancient Tuscan language, an important plant for wine territories throughout history as its branches were used to bind and the vines. Salcheto is the name of the stream , which springs at the foot of the town of Montepulciano and winds through a valley where willows abounded. This stream is the boundary of our organic and biodynamic estate, rooted in the historic district of Vino Nobile, in the southeast of the Siena province of Tuscany. The willow tree, a species that we continue to replant at the winery, also contributes to the winery’s energy independence, is today prominently represented in our logo as part of our commitment to environmental sustainability.

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Our Wines

History is teaching us how to innovate..

Thirty years have passed since Salcheto was born as a viticultural reality, moving from a classic farm sharecrop to a high quality and innovative winery and estate. Lead by Michele Manelli since 1997, the company inaugurates on its thirtyeth birthday a new image that reflects its path and the goals achieved: terroir and sangiovese oriented wines focused on drinkability and aromatic accuracy, with winemaking that is sulfite free and uses indigenous yeasts, with the two wines in the new "Obvius" label, Red and Rosé made of grapes only; an “off-grid” cellar which is considered a model of environmental efficiency and technological innovation; an integrated environmental estate management model (GHG, Water, Biodiversity) which has achieved world premiere in indexing of Carbon and Water Footprint.

Finally a newly designed bottle is also unveiled, the “Bordolese Toscanella”, whose elegant shape is reminiscent of the ancient history of Tuscan wine, while also being the lightest and most ecological bottle available on the market. History, innovation, quality, something we care about.

Salco

From the most mature plots in the vineyards of the company, the “Salco” (2 ha/5 acres) and the “Laghetto” (3,5 ha/8 acres), Salco is produced thanks to a clone of Sangiovese Prugnolo Gentile that at each vintage reaches with ease a slight over ripeness. After maturing 2 years in wood, it is refined up to 4 years in our cellar.

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Riserva

Vinified through the ancient “Governo Toscano” method with only Sangiovese Prugnolo Gentile grapes slightly over-ripe by drying, it ages for 24 months in barrels, large and small, and then refines at least 12 months in glass.

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Nobile

From the Sangiovese Prugnolo Gentile vineyards, one bottle per plant, it ferments in wood and ages in large and small oak barrels for 18 months to then refine at least 6 months in the bottle.

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Obvius

From the vineyards of “Vino Nobile”, but young and made of grapes only. The first selections of our younger Prugnolo Gentile vines (the Sangiovese in Montepulciano), as interpreted through stainless steel fermentation and maturation, for an “all fruit” experience made even more attractive by the fact of using only grapes (no added sulfites, selected yeasts, tannins or whatever else imaginable)

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Obvius Rosato

A blend of the three estates Salcheto, Poggio Piglia and La Bandita, mostly Sangiovese vinified in “Grapes Only” method, without any addition. A blend of first choice grapes: in addition to Sangiovese (90%) there is Canaiolo, Mammolo, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, interpreted through fermentation and maturation in steel and unfiltered, for an “all fruit” experience made even more attractive by the fact of using only grapes (no added sulfites, selected yeasts, tannins or whatever else imaginable)

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Rosso

Produced with grapes from the youngest vineyards of the Montepulciano estate, as well as with dedicated first selections, it matures in stainless steel vats only.

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Chianti

An easy drinking, everyday wine composed of Sangiovese (80%), Canaiolo and Mammolo. Part of this wine is matured in 300 – liter American oak “tonneaux”.

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Pigliatello

Produced and grown following the “sauternes” method, it is born in white grapes rows of the old Chianti vineyard of Poggio Piglia. The noble rot picked fresh are then fermented and aged in “tonneaux”. A wine of balance and ease, to be paired and drunk particularly around the table.

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Other products – Honey

From 8 hives of apis mellifera ligustica, who facilitate the fertilization of flowers and plants at each of our vineyards of Salcheto, Poggio Piglia and La Bandita where they are located.

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Hospitality

Hospitality… we would like to give to this word a sense of transaprency and friendliness

The Salcheto’s Enoteca is raised at the heart of the cellar, where wine is made. It is not an accident but a choice, to open all our doors to visitors, to really convey what we do.

For this same reason that during the harvest period you can taste our wine, accompanied by one of our Brunch, experiencing the charm of the pick-up season all around. The kitchen serves daily lunches with special courses designed for us by friends chefs. The scenery is magnificent, both in the dining room or from the terrace overlooking Montepulciano.

Visits and Kitchen are open everyday from 10am until 6pm

For info enoteca@salcheto.it. or 0578799031 (digit 1)

Spoken languages: English, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, Albanian.

This month brunch: cinta senese loin carpaccio and black truffles from our estate, vichyssoise of leeks and potatoes, seasonal salad (ask us for the recipe)

Our suppliers: Formaggi Cugusi Silvana (Montepulciano), Az. Agr. Le Fontanelle (Chianciano T.), Poggio Ulivo (Sarteano), Buongusto (Trequanda), Angolo dei Sapori F.lli Cordì (Montepulciano), Paolo Parisi Podere Le Macchie (Usigliano di Lari)

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How to get here

When arriving from Florence, take exit 28, Valdichiana, on the motorway A1 and proceed towards Montepulciano-Chiusi. Take the direction Chianciano Terme and turn left before Sant’Albino.When arriving from Rome, take the Chiusi-Chianciano Terme exit and proceed towards Chianciano Terme – Montepulciano. Once past Chianciano Terme and Sant’Albino, turn right at Km 23 by the Hotel Panoramic.

DON’T DESPAIR, WE’RE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE WHITE ROAD!

GPS: 43.08481N 11.79928E


Sustainability

We manage our environment… our most important business

At Salcheto, we believe that a company must set itself goals for continuous improvement to its environmental, social and economic sustainability.

Based on this premise we establish a yearly Social Report within the company (according to the criteria of the SA8000 standards), and also thanks to the research made by the Salcheto Carbon Free Working Group, we carefully manage environmental sustainability based on the following three indicators:

  • Carbon Footprint: to control energy and materials directly and indirectly consumed and reduce climate-altering gas emissions.
  • Waterfootprint: to rationalize the use of water and reduce its pollution.
  • Biodiversity Index: in its testing phase, to monitor the biological quality of the soil and of the estate’s ecosystem.

Our continuous search for better interaction with the environment has also led us to:

  • Operate an energy independent cellar system (where saving is the primary energy source).
  • Conduct and certify our vineyards and our wines according to European Organic protocol.
  • Self-produce our fertilizers (by composting) and energize our soils with 500 biodynamic preparations.
  • Use wooden materials from controlled sources and responsibly managed forests (FSC and PEFC).

We are proud to be the first company in the world to have certified the carbon footprint of a bottle of wine (according to ISO 14064 standard, in 2011).

Today, this analysis is available to any of our wines consumers, thanks to a CO2 calculator that indicates in a dynamic way the emissions related to each bottles consumption, all the way through the location where it is uncorked.

For more information on our Carbon Footprint please write to info@salcheto.it

 

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Via di Villa Bianca, 15
53045 Montepulciano (SI)
Italy

T 0578 799031
F 0578 799749

Email: info@salcheto.it