Fattoria di Sammontana
The vineyards of Fattoria di Sammontana slope gently down the hill that borders the eastern side of the Arno valley, in Montelup Fiorentino, just 20km from Florence. The soil is full of stones, gravel and pebbles of various sizes, and is known as “ungrateful” but it’s this soil that gives character and personality to the wines. It all started nearly 150 years ago when the Polish nobleman Michele Dzieduszycki (try saying that after a couple of glasses) moved his family from the imperial court at Vienna, to Tuscany and started making wine. Andrea, the fourth generation, has now taken the reigns at the property and he's already started to implement some changes. Organic and biodynamic trials are continuing throughout their 13 hectares. They now produce a range of 7 different wines.