Monte Chiaro is another exciting property with an amazing history that goes back to AD 1345! The Griccioli family have owned the estate since the 18th century and it is the young, dynamic Alessandro who now runs it after studying for an MBA in Wine at BordeauxUniversity.
It is a stunning estate just ten kilometres from Siena – with beautiful gardens, wonderful panoramic views and a lemon grove or limonella. There are also a number of beautifully appointed villas where 3D Partners can stay at special rates.
The estate spans 160 hectares with ten hectares under vine (all organic) and 2,000 olive trees. Alessandro makes modern Chiantis with freshness and elegance. His red, the Chianti Reserva ‘345 is 100% Sangiovese with two years ageing in 500 litre barrels. It is rich and spicy with the lovely bite and grip one gets from this grape variety. His Arteliquida Rosso is a remarkable wine made from the rare Tuscan variety called Malvasia Nera. Alessandro is very passionate about this wine, describing it as having ‘the structure and elegance of Pinot Noir and the heady, spicy aromas of a Côtes du Rhône’.