The Chianti farmhouse of Monteraponi, an ancient medieval hamlet, situated on the hill of the same name, once
belonged to Baron Ugo, Marquis of Tuscany in the tenth century. It was not until 2003, however, that current owner
Michele Braganti produced and commercialised the estate¡¦s own bottlings.
The vineyard had been in family hands since1974 but the fruit was previously sold off to other growers. The vineyard area, all in the commune of Radda in Chianti Classico, spans 10 hectares. The wines are planted as high as 570 meters above sea level, some of the very highest in the Chianti Classico, on a mixture of hard Albarese and softer Galestro limestone soils. The wines are made in a traditional, low tech and gentle way. These are some of Chianti Classico¡¦s most exciting, vivid and age worthy wines. Still a relatively young project, it already seems as if Monteraponi and their brilliant wines have the ability to elevate the reputation ofthe Chianti Classico as a whole.