Gianni Zonin has made Rocca di Montemassi into a temple of fine wine. His commitment and that of his family have made what was already in the sixth century B.C. a land devoted to Bacchus into a repository of absolute quality. In 1999, continuing their company’s expansion in Tuscany – where they already owned Castello d’Albola, in the heart of Chianti Classico, and the Abbazia di Monte Oliveto farm, in the Vernaccia di San Gimignano region– the Zonin family acquired this 430-hectare property in the Maremma, of which 160 hectares are planted with vines. Together with Sangiovese and Vermentino, which are clear markers of its Tuscan identity, Syrah, Cabernet, Petit Verdot, Merlot and the white Viognier are grown.
The over 160 hectares of vines at Rocca di Montemassi are devoted to the cultivation of two great indigenous varieties of the Maremma, Sangiovese (red) and Vermentino (white), as well as to that of other grapes of outstanding quality: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, which in the Maremma, thanks to the very particular light in this area, gives fantastic results, as does Viognier, a white cultivar of exceptional elegance.
The Rocca di Montemassi Estate is one of the principal producers of the Monteregio di Massa Marittima D.O.C., which within the space of a decade has become one of Tuscany’s most popular wines in several export markets.