A wine tour in the even of the etruscans between lake Chiusi and lake Trasimeno
Today we would suggest you to visit the Madrevite wineyard, just in the corner between Tuscany and Umbria, in the hill the cruize the lake of Chiusi and the lake Trasimeno, in the land before the best Nobile di Montepulciano of the world. (The vineyard is just in front of Villa Tartagli @ Fontanaro, the next hill watching at sunset). They procuce Merlot, Sangiovese, Gamay of Trasimeno (Guernache) Shyrah, Montepulciano and Trebbiano Spoletino. From this year they also have a fabulous, full body rosè called La Bisbetica (named from Shakespeare)
Here you are some company info: Madrevite borns in 2001 after restructure of family Farm, three generation ownership by Chiucchiurlotto’s family. Madrevite is in old farm called “Podere Mastronuccio”, which is registered such Farm house in a document of 1651. Madrevite extends on 20 ha all together. The vineyards are in a hilly position for 6 ha position south south-west, soil is clayey and sunny.
Madrevite’s name resumes it from an old instrument used by Umbrians olds farmers to close little door of old wodden barrels. Tool was restructured and preserved by Madrevite, now this instrument is the link with the past, respect for tradition and environment, which are values that guide Madrevite in its daily activities.
Family Chiucchiurlotto produces wine from three generations in its Farm, oldest vineyards are in higher hilly area where was cultived Sangiovese, Gamay del Trasimeno and Merlot. This production was only for family and commerce only to friends in big tanks called “damigiane”. Cellar is nearby vineyards and have inside fermentation and manufacture room both restructured, where there are temperature controlled steel barrels. In Cellar Madrevite has also two aging rooms where there are little french barriques, historical barrels of cement and big wodden barrels. In thoose barrels wine stay months to be ready. Madrevite has a company store in Cellar where madrevite sell direct its products to the customers.
There are three types of guided tours offered by Madrevite all ending with a tasting of products:
1) Quick visit The package “Quick Visit” provides a guided tour of the winery, the premises where the grapes are processed and those of aging. The tour lasts approximately 30 minutes and is recommended throughout the year.
2) School of wine in the vineyard The tour begins with a trip through the vineyards, where he discusses Planting, pruning techniques, the specifics of the various cultivars and their work in the vineyard. Returning from a visit to vineyards continues with the entrance in the cellar where he shows the rooms and techniques for working with grapes, ending with explanations of techniques in aging wooden barrel. The visit lasts approximately 2 hours and is recommended throughout the year.
3) Complete visit The tour begins with a brief outline on the history of wine in the Lake Trasimeno and its product specification, together with an historical culture of the area while the guests are accompanied by the vineyards and ancient olive groves of the Company. Below explains the technical processing and wine aging in wood and glass. The tour culminates with the rare experience of a unique taste of a wine during barrel aging or barrel. The tour lasts approximately 3 hours and is recommended throughout the year.
How to book and reach Madrevite: Via Cimbano, 36 – 06061 – Castiglione del Lago – Perugia – Phone & Fax: 075-9527220 – mobile: 333 72 90 039 GPS: N: 43° 3’ 0.455” - S: 12° 0’ 8.222”