Madrechiesa vineyard

maximum expression of Sangiovese

the project

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 ONE CAN FIND THE ESSENCE OF THE TUSCAN TERRITORY'S VOCATION FOR GREAT RED WINES, TOGETHER WITH THE ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT OF THE TERENZI BROTHERS, BALBINO, 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 WHICH CARRIES ITS NAME IS LOCATED, FROM WHICH THE ENOLOGICAL PROJECT STARTED: FOCUSING ON THE SANGIOVESE BY ISOLATING ITS 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 COME FROM THIS TERRITORY, OR THOSE WHO THOUGHT 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.

Madrechiesa 2012

THE PROJECT, IN CONTINUOUS EVOLUTION, IS BRINGING 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 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

 
Madrechiesa 2009/2014

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 THE 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 AND FAST PACED REALITY, WHICH IS QUICKLY GAINING CONSENSUS IN ITALY AND ABROAD, KEEPING 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 HEART OF THE COMPANY, BUILT IN HARMONY WITH THE LANDSCAPE, WITHOUT SACRIFICING THE MOST MODERN TECHNOLOGIES AIMED AT THE HIGHEST QUALITY AND RESPECT OF 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 WHEN MAKING WINE: 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 OF MADRECHIESA IS BORN".

 

TERENZI FAMILY

 

the Sangiovese

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 RED AND BLACK FRUITS AMONG WHICH BLACK CHERRY, BLACKBERRY AND PLUM STAND OUT, WHILE AMONG THE FLORAL AROMAS, VIOLET  IS THE MOST CHARACTERISTIC FOLLOWED BY THE OLFACTORY APPEAL OF THE ROSE.

 

THE ORIGIN OF THE SANGIOVESE IS 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.

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Madrechiesa vigneto

the vineyards

IN THE MAGICAL AND WILD HEART OF TUSCANY, IN THE GROSSETO MAREMMA, NATURE IS GENEROUS WITH VINEYARDS AND OLIVE GROVES; A TERRITORY THAT’S POPULATED 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 STONE 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.

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mappa vigneto Madrechiesa

MADRE CHIESA VINEYARD

Sangiovese

3,90.20ha

Morellino di Scansano DOCG

the wine

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cantina Terenzi Madrechiesa

HARVEST

2010

92/100

HARVEST

2013

89/100

HARVEST

2014

89/100

awards

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2009

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2010

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2011

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2012

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2013

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2014

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2015

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HARVEST

2010

94/100

HARVEST

2013

92/100

HARVEST

2014

90/100

 
Madrechiesa vineyard