maximum expression of Sangiovese
Madrechiesa is the wine that symbolizes the history of the Terenzi family, a Tuscan winery created by a family that had the privilege of choosing to belong to the wonderful land of the Maremma. Madrechiesa represents the selection of a single vineyard, the highest expression of the Sangiovese grape. In this wine we can find the essence of the Tuscan territory's vocation for great red wines, together with the entrepreneurial spirit of the Balbino brothers, Federico and Francesca Romana Terenzi.
The name Madrechiesa is composed of a phonetic combination that encompasses much of Italian culture and tradition. It evokes sacredness and family, austerity and authority, love and dedication. It comes from the name of a place where the vineyard of the same name is located, from which the enological project started: focusing on Sangiovese by isolating the best grapes, coming from a particularly suitable soil. Thus was born a new wine, a great pure Sangiovese, destined from the first vintage in production (2009) to change the history of its area of belonging.
Madrechiesa is a wine that has made many agree and has made many change their minds. To those who thought that great wines could not be made from this territory, or that these would always have a sin of elegance. Madrechiesa is the synthesis of the answer to these questions, as with its balance played on refined, vibrant and persuasive strings, it has been able to rewrite the references of Sangiovese from southern Tuscany, bringing Maremma back into the spotlight of critics and the market.
The project, in continuous evolution, is leading the company to experiment, in other selected soils, different clonal varieties of Sangiovese, with the aim of improving the expression of this great grape variety in our territory "Someone says that no one can to love a place like someone who could choose it. Maybe it's not a rule, but for us it's the truth ”.
Balbino, Federico and Francesca Romana
THE TERENZI STYLE
"Terenzi is one of the most promising new name in Tuscan winemaking"
Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
Madrechiesa offers a unique interpretation of Sangiovese, combining sobriety, authenticity, elegance, complexity and character.
It is the wine that perfectly embodies the values of the winery led by the Terenzi brothers. A dynamic reality, which it has quickly achieved many stages, quickly gaining consensus in Italy and abroad, keeping it intact
the desire to experiment, to bring each label to its highest qualitative and territorial expression.
The company managed by the three young brothers Federico, Balbino and Francesca Romana, today has 150 hectares of property of which 60 are vineyards and 14 of splendid centuries-old olive trees. A 3,000 m2 cellar, the beating heart of the company, built in harmony with the landscape, without sacrificing the most modern technologies aimed at the highest quality and respect for the environment.
“We feel more like custodians than owners of these vineyards and our task is only to take better care of their fruits. Once this task has been completed, the path is simple and it is the one we have always followed in the production of our wines: to work the raw material as little as possible, carefully accompanying first the must and then the wine on their journey, waiting patiently every year that the journey comes to an end and a new vintage is born of Madrechiesa ".
Sangiovese is the undisputed king of the indigenous red grape varieties of Tuscany.
A unique vine capable of giving wines with a very different character. Sangiovese has great plasticity and adaptability, depending on the cultivation areas. It is one of the great Italian grape varieties, capable of transmitting multiple emotions after long refinements. The varietal aromas of Sangiovese are mainly oriented with red and black fruits among which black cherry, blackberry and plum stand out, while among the floral aromas, violet it is the most characteristic followed by the olfactory appeal of the rose.
The origin and provenance of Sangiovese are very difficult to identify, but it is believed that this grape was already known more than 2000 years ago and that it was used by the Etruscans for the production of wine. Just Scansano, a village in the Tuscan Maremma where the Terenzi company is located, is one of the places where the greatest testimonies of the ancient Etruscan civilization are concentrated.
In the magical and wild heart of Tuscany, in the Grosseto Maremma, nature is generous with vineyards and olive groves; a territory that allows itself to be crossed by the roots of Sangiovese. The grapes destined to become Madrechiesa are produced respecting the environment, thanks to a reasoned viticulture where man intervenes only when necessary.
The vineyards are planted in soils rich in potassium
and magnesium. They are deep soils, with coarse sands and clays and with a good presence of skeleton that allows to drain excess water, but at the same time maintain a good water reserve.
The training system is the spurred cordon. The harvest usually takes place in the month of September and is carried out entirely by hand.
MADRE CHIESA VINEYARD
Morellino di Scansano DOCG
3 BICCHIERI GAMBERO ROSSO