La Fattoria Montecchio has a history of viticulture dating back to the 1300s. The villa once belonged to the Torrigiani family, from Florence, who produced wine at Fattoria Montecchio and had a successful business. It may only have been the 1300s, but their reputation as traders in luxury goods – not just wine – had spread far beyond the confines of Florence, leading the family to set up a large base in Nuremberg: an important trade crossroads with the lucrative Russian market.
The estate was purchased by Ivo Nuti in 1973. Ivo himself had built a successful business in luxury goods having become one of the biggest leather entrepreneurs in Santa Croce sull’Arno in the 1950s and 1960s. His heart, however, was in Tuscany and the Chianti Classico region was the perfect setting for him to follow his heart. With the help of his wife, Maria, and three sons, Andrea, Fabrizio and Riccardo he transformed the historic La Fattoria Montecchio into leader of agriculture and winemaking in Chianti Classico.
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