Our Winery & Farm
WHAT WE DO at “TERRE DI PERSETO” WINERY & FARM
“TERRE DI PERSETO” is a small, family-run Tuscan winery & farm producing Chianti Classico DOCG wines (Chianti Classico’s Denomination of Controlled & Guaranteed Origin).) and Extra Virgin Olive Oils, among them also a DOP Chianti Classico extra-virgin olive-oil (“DOP” Extra-Virgin Olive-Oil means it has a Designation of Protected Origin, which applies only to productions where the entire production cycle, from the raw material to the finished product, is carried out within a well-defined geographical area and therefore cannot be produced outside of it).
Our Winery & Farm “Terre di Perseto” is placed on the sweet Chianti Classico hills, between the cozy villages of San Casciano Val di Pesa and Greve in Chianti, in one of the most well-known areas for the production of Chianti Classico wines. Our winery & farm was founded by Metello Sabatini on 1958 and is today led by his grandsons, Niccolò and Daniel Martelli, together with their mother Luana (metello’s only daughter), who, with passion and dedication, are continuing the family traditions, producing wines with grapes coming exclusively from their own vineyards.
“Since three generations we produce wines from our own vineyards, in the true Chianti Classico region, and we are proud to continue the family tradition in the beautiful region of Tuscany. Authenticity and hospitality are the keywords for whom we are and what we do”
Terre di Perseto's vineyards cover 28 hectares and are ideally located as for sun exposure and soil quality (limestone/Alberese type). They are placed at an altitude of 250-300 meters above sea level, facing South-West. The grapes we grow are: Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Canaiolo, Syrah, Montepulciano and Trebbiano.
On 2010, Niccolò and Daniel Martelli undertook a total renovation of the vineyards and cellar, in order to innovating the production processes through the adoption of integrated agricultural technologies and techniques. Harvests are exclusively carried out by hand to allow a careful grapes' selection.
The winemaking processes are carried out according to the ì traditions of the Chianti Classico area, respecting all the rules laid down by the corresponding production disciplinary, which establishes the requirements necessary for a wine to bear the denomination "D.O.C.G. Chianti Classico" (Chianti Classico’s Denomination of Controlled & Guaranteed Origin).
All the wines are vinified in stainless steel vats and then refined and aged in steel or French oak barrels, according to the type of wine wished to produce.
Our wines express the history of a traditional craftsmanship and family work and are characterized by elegance, complexity, aromatic richness and extreme pleasantness on the palate.
We produce a refined selection of DOCG products (with a Denomination of Controlled & Guaranteed Origin), including Chianti Classico DOCG wine, Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva, as well as Red, White and Rosé of Tuscany IGT wines (with Typical Geographic Indication of Tuscany), extra-virgin olive-oils and a DOP Chianti Classico extra-virgin olive-oil (“DOP” Extra-Virgin Olive-Oil means it has a Designation of Protected Origin, which applies only to productions where the entire production cycle, from the raw material to the finished product, is carried out within a well-defined geographical area and therefore cannot be produced outside of it), Vin Santo dessert wine and Grappas made from Chianti Classico grapes. Some years ago we started to grow berries (blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, tayberries, strawberries) for the production of jams and fruit-based liqueurs.
It is also possible to book wine & olive-oil tastings at our farm.
WHO WE ARE
We are two young brothers with an innate passion for our land of Tuscany.
In our eyes, you may read our love for the Chianti land and for things done well, as well as pride and resilience. We are the ones who give the name of a father or of a grandfather to a wine or to an oil, because we keep the family tight around our heart because it is the strong root that is the basis of everything we do.
We are the ones who have never been to the Maldives (and we don't even care) because we already have our perfect island. And, perhaps, we do not know much about the world but we know every stone that is on our land. We are the ones who have an innate wine culture, which flows within our blood like an additional piece of DNA.
We are the ones who know that the earth can be benign but that it is also capricious and bears good fruit only when it is treated well. We are those whose cellars or mills were not designed by archistars, whose machinery is not hyper-technological, and yet, coincidentally, we produce wines and EVO oils that are very good all the same, and often our wines and EVO oils win prizes or awards as well.
We are visionaries, dreamers, daring Davids in the midst of so many giant Goliaths. And in the slingshot, instead of the stone, we put all our passion.
Please visit our website WWW.TERREDIPERSETO.COM for more information on our Winery & Farm and for a full overview on the wines, extra-virgin olive-oils and spirits we produce.
Thank you for reading about our company and our products!
Niccolò & Daniel Martelli