Rocca di Montemassi Le Focaie Sangiovese

Maremma, Tuscany, Italy

Past vintages: 2008 | 2007 |
Price: $14.99
Style: Red
Grape Blend: Sangiovese


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More about Rocca di Montemassi

!ines produced in the estate of Rocca Montemassi have much to tell; the landscape, history and customs. The grounds of the estate are in fact dominated by a fortified settlement dating most probably to the tenth century. Owned by Aldobrandeschi first, from the accounts Pannocchieschi then usurped by Capuchin Sticciano, the castle rebelled against Siena in 1328 with the help of Castruccio Castracani, but was conquered by the most powerful militias and Siena after the siege, was immortalized in the famous painting by Simone Martini, who is in the Palazzo Pubblico in Siena, portraying Guidoriccio da Fogliano riding. In the background, in addition to Montemassi, are painted the curtains of his troops surrounded the camp from several vineyards. In 1632 the Grand Duke Ferdinand II of Tuscany and founded the Marquis of Montemassi Roccatederighi, entrusting the leadership of the Malaspina Mulazzo: a guide which is then passed to Cambiaso in Genoa, the Marquis and the Marquis of Roccalbegna Bichi Bichi Rispoli until 1826.

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