Salcheto is named after the Salcheto stream that runs through this hilly, 21 hectare property. Located in the heart of Montepulciano, Salcheto is dedicated to Sangiovese in the clonal guise of Prugnolo Gentile: the soul of Vino Nobile. Prugnolo Gentile differs from other Sangiovese clones in Tuscany offering softer, more plum-like flavours than the usual black cherry. If we are allowed a sweeping generalisation, Prugnolo Gentile provides a mid-ground between the robustness of Brunello and the elegance of Chianti.

Under the management of Michele Manelli, Salcheto has become the epitome of environmental efficiency. It is the first estate in the whole of Italy to be fully self-sustainable and their energy independent cellars are a model of innovation and efficiency. Even the bottles they use are the lightest and most economically friendly bottles available!

All Salcheto’s wines are made without the use of sulphites and fermented using indigenous yeasts. The Vino Nobile’s are made from 100% Prugnolo Gentile, while their Chianti contains Prugnolo Gentile, Canaiolo, and Mammolo. And more recently they have released a range of natural wines under the label ‘Obvius’. Salcheto’s range all share accuracy, a great deal of finesse, and phenomenal drinkability.

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"The organic 2019 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano shows a light, almost weightless quality, with cherry, redcurrant, spice and iris root. This vintage has an earthy side that adds dimension to the mid-weight palate. These are remarkable results considering that an ample 165,000 bottles are made." 93 points, Monica Larner, Wine Enthusiast (December 2023)

(Chianti Biskero 2023) "Youthful and fragrant nose of wild cherries, raspberries, licorice and cinnamon. It’s medium-bodied, crunchy and firm. From organically grown grapes. Sustainable. Drink now or try in a year or two." 91 points, James Suckling (May 2024)