Elisabetta Fagiuoli and husband Sergio founded their 50-hectare winery in 1965, on a hillside across the valley from the picturesque Tuscan town of San Gimignano. 'Montenidoli' means 'mountain of little nests' and with its forested reaches and abundance of swallows, it is easy to understand how it came by that name. Elisabetta's vineyards are situated on some of the oldest rock in Italy and she claims that vines were first planted here by the Etruscans in the 7th century BC. All is organic at the estate, yields are low and quality control ruthless. This soft and savoury rosato is made from 100% hand-harvested Canaiuolo grapes that undergo a reasonably slow fermentation and is bottled as soon as the sugars have fermented. Great aperitivo; even better with seafood.
A clear salmon-pink in the glass. Aromas of strawberries, watermelon and ripe cherry. On the palate, crisp and refreshing with an elegant minerality leading to a lively finish. Try with grilled salmon, faro (pearl barley) and borlotti bean soup or cacciucco - Tuscan seafood stew.