The winery Canneto is located on the western slopes of Montepulciano which is near the wonderful church of Madonna di San Biagio. It has a long tradition of wine making. The current Swiss owners have restored the buildings with great respect for the rich wine growing tradition. A new wine cellar has been built, new machinery and equipment installed and the vines and olive trees have been pruned and when necessary replaced.
The vineyard covers some 48 hectares, of which about 26 hectares are planted with vines. Sixteen hectares are registered for the Vino Nobile. A further four hectares of land is devoted to the cultivation of olives for extra virgin olive oil. The name “Nobile” dates from the era when higher quality wines were exclusively reserved for noble families. Even today it is still recognized as something very “special”. The Vino Nobile is matured in wooden casks for at least two years, starting from 1st January following the harvest. After maturing for three years the Vino Nobile is then granted the title “Riserva”.
Cenneto mostly produces Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, a wine that has a long tradition and achieved international recognition. In addition, they offer Rosso di Montepulciano, not to forget their award-winning, generous Supertuscan Filippone, a 50&50 blend of Sangiovese and Merlot, a perfect wine for important occasions.