The first time was in 1991 when the acrid fumes of smoke wafted out from the chimneys in a non-place where a hidden restaurant was proud of its dishes and existed in its own little world. Years passed and the meeting with Montalcino transformed over time. Staying alive.
Montalcino is a city, if you can call it that, with rhythms that have remained unchanged, like a house with a window over the world. I travel a lot and returning to the colours, the climate and the scents of Montalcino nourishes me. In Montalcino, in its territory, slow steps are needed when travelling and looking at the panorama of light, where getting lost can be the best thing that could happen.
Montalcino changes you. Here, being captivated by the rustling of leaves, the chirping of sparrows, and the lizards that dart around is pleasurable. Breaks get the better of you. Thank you, Montalcino, for letting me be a part of all this.
The San Giuseppe Winery takes its name from the sharecropping estate established by Giuseppe Martelli in 1910. Abandoned in 1940, the estate was then acquired by our family in 1992.
The Winery is located to the south of the town of Montalcino, just a stone's throw from Saint Antimo Abbey.
This church – located in an isolated position surrounded by lush greenery – was first built in the Roman epoch, and it remains a stunning sight, a masterful exercise in simplicity and purity, its white alabaster diffusing the soft sunlight.
Here at the Winery, we work hard to preserve the harmony of the natural environment – we feel fortunate to be guests in a generous land protected by Mount Amiata.
We have every intention of continuing to be a small-scale producer with just a few plots – this way, we can walk around our vineyards personally and get to know them a little better every day.
The company was founded by our family and has grown with it. The estate extends across 13.45 hectares on what is an integral piece of land around the cellar complex - an area that is home to woodlands, olives groves (planted in 1920) and 5.5 hectares of vineyards.
Each plot is a small cru with its own distinct character, and the wines are vinified separately in one or more wooden vats.
A great deal of time and resources are dedicated to the maintenance of the ecosystem of the area around the vineyards and the company facility. We endeavor to cultivate grapes that are healthy, powerful, flavorsome and unique to each vintage. In this way, we can produce wines that are pure, unrepeatable expressions of their terroir of origin as it was in the year the grapes were grown.
The company has been certified organic since 1996. Biodynamic methods have been used since 2002.
The cellar complex is on three levels and uses a gravity system. In the cellars, we aim to tap the potential of every single vineyard. The grapes are picked by hand and placed in small trays before being destalked, and they are then allowed to fall into 30-quintal wooden vats. Nothing is added to the bunches except for small doses of sulfur dioxide.
Once alcoholic fermentation is complete, the "wine" is taken down to the ageing cellar, where it will mature in small barrels made from thick wood, or in barriques (225-liter casks) or tonneaux (900-liter casks). The ageing cellar is 15 meters deep, allowing the temperature to remain at a constant, natural level.
The wine is aged for as long as it takes for it to reach optimum maturity, and each part of the ageing process is carried out in accordance with our quality-control guidelines. The bottles are filled one at a time, before being stored in a temperature-controlled environment for a suitable period of in-bottle ageing.
Welcome to San Giuseppe. As carved on a travertine stone, San Giuseppe was a tenant farm belonging to Rossini Martelli, eccentric owner of a vast moor. San Giuseppe is the farm which lends its name to the estate. It has been there for over 70 years, we have lived there, and, although it is part of the estate, it is its own little world. San Giuseppe faces a wide open valley and, under its protection, we live at the mercy of a green sea full of light.
|Check in:||Saturday 16,00 – 18,00|
|Deposit:||at check-in 400,00 Euro cash. Returned back at check-out|
|Cleaning service:||final cleaning are included in the price|
|Heating:||included in the price|
|Linen change||15,00 Euro|
|Swimmingpool towel :||included in the price|
|Fireplace wood:||included in the price|
|Payment modality:||a) 20% in advance
b) the rest should be transfered to our bank account 30 days before check-in.
|Visits and wine-tasting:||to be planned with the manager|
Azienda Agricola S. Giuseppe in Castelnuovo dell’Abate Montalcino Siena
Podere San Giuseppe S.P. 55 Della Badia di Sant’Antimo,
Km 10,2 53024, Montalcino (Siena-Italy) Casella postale, 7
Lat 42.98410 – Long 11.52781
Tel & Fax: +39 0577 835754 firstname.lastname@example.org