Castello Romitorio

History

The finest things in life are often hidden away, in fact the Castello Romitorio winery takes its name from the massive twelfth-century fortress that sits atop a hill surrounded by thick oak forest in Northwestern Montalcino. Its name suggests that the edifice served multiple uses throughout its history probably as fortress as well as Monastery, making it a location that is remote in time and space.

Abandoned in the 1950’s its rebirth as a winery occurred in 1984 when Artist Sandro Chia acquired the estate from his friend Baron Giorgio Franchetti. The restoration of ‘Castello Romitorio’ began immediately, followed by the transformation of its overgrown lands into vineyards, and the construction of a cellar on the Castle’s ground floor. Twenty years later in the year 2006, the winery broke ground on a new state-of-the art underground cellar completed in 2007.

   
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RISERVA BRUNELLO
DI MONTALCINO D.O.C.G.

BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO D.O.C.G.

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SANT’ANTIMO ROSSO D.O.C.
ROMITO DEL ROMITORIO

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ROSSO DI MONTALCINO D.O.C.

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CHIANTI COLLI SENESI D.O.C.G.

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BLU LABEL MORELLINO DI SCANSANO D.O.C.G.

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I.G.T. TOSCANA ROSSO
IL TORO

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EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL

Castello Romitorio

Vineyards

The vineyards of the Castello Romitorio winery capture the multi-faceted beauty of two of the best micro-climates in the windswept hills of Montalcino; ‘Castello Romtiorio’ in the north-west and ‘Poggio di Sopra’ in the south-east.

The first parcels of Sangiovese where planted in 1984 on the slopes adjacent to the Castello Romitorio, each parcel was carefully planted using the most modern parameters and machinery to ensure that the vineyards would grow deep root stock able to soak up micro minerals, and that could help the plant to withstand the extreme climate especially due to the altitude. At the time it was considered an extreme decision to plant vineyards in Montalcino at such a high altitude, in retrospect with summer temperatures rising it has proven to also be a wise decision that produce and elegant grape.

In 1995 the winery expanded with the acquisition of ‘Poggio di Sopra’ in the South-East region of Montalcino, near the Romanic abbey of Castelnuovo dell’Abate, an area known for its warm climate and production of grapes with exceptional structure. We harvest all of our grapes strictly by hand in order to ensure that the unique quality of each parcel of grape is maintained throughout the winemaking process. Each bunch of grapes reaches an ideal ripeness at different times therefore we harvest the same vineyard two or three times with the rule “The more beautiful the bunch of grapes the more beautiful the wine…”

The soil and climate makes it possible for us to produce an exquisite Brunello di Montalcino, season after season, and able to create a unique experience for years to come. Our winery honours the beauty, excellence, and tradition synonymous with this extraordinary place.

Castello Romitorio

Wine Cellar

The cellar is a bucolic setting, a blend of classical objects of art and natural building materials. Monolithic rocks coming directly from the construction of our vineyards line the outer walls as if the cellar grew from the earth it stands on. Inside this vast, mostly underground space are arranged in straight lines the wooden casks interrupted only by inspiring works of art, which accompany our wines throughout the ageing process under our winemaker Stefano Martini.

Castello Romitorio

Wine Tasting and Guided Tour

It is possible to visit the castle, our winery and taste our products on the premises from Monday to Friday, from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm.
We strongly recommend you book by e-mail or phone, so that we can offer the best service possible.
Tastings and visits may also take place on Saturday and Sunday but only following specific bookings.
We organize on request, light lunches or complete meals.
We are happy to accommodate individuals, small groups or larger ones up to a maximum of 50 persons.
The visit to the winery itself is completely without charge and can be conducted in Italian and\or English.
For more information, or to arrange your visit, please contact Daniele:
daniele@castelloromitorio.com
+39 0577 847212

Request informations

Società Agricola
Castello Romitorio Srl

loc. Romitorio 279
53024 Montalcino (SI)
Italia

P.IVA – C.F. 00991970526
T. +39 0577 847212
F. +39 0577 847110

GPS Coordinates

43° 3’ 19” N
11° 26’ 56” E

info@castelloromitorio.com

Filippo:

director@castelloromitorio.com

Tullia:

tullia@castelloromitorio.com

Daniele:

daniele@castelloromitorio.com

Info Agriturismo Poggio di Sopra
Francesco:
ilpoggiodisopra@gmail.com