Perched on hills that seem designed specifically to accommodate the vineyards, Tenuta Pertinello produces wines of the highest quality, the result of extensive research and skilled workmanship.
Vines have been cultivated on the upper Bidente valley for many years (the first results in the municipal archives date from the late sixteenth century), but the production development has been remarkable since 2006 when the company was taken over by the family Mancini, and Pertinello has become a brand of reference in national oenology. Tenuta Pertinello is a young winery, but one aware of traditions which it today interprets with enormous personality.
The Mancini family began its work with the winery’s real treasure, the oldest Sangiovese vines. Clones developed from these over sixty year old plants were then planted in new vineyards. Until 2007, only one wine was produced, the Pertinello (Sangiovese). A decision was then made to gradually turn the vines to wine production, field by filed, with production methods differentiated according to the characteristics of the vines, arriving at three varieties: the Bosco (steel), the Pertinello (steel and wood) and the Sasso (the Sangiovese reserve, a wine made from the vineyard’s oldest vines).
The complete production cycle, from harvesting to vinification, from aging to bottling and including labelling, all takes place on Tenuta Pertinello. Harvesting is done by hand in late September, when the grapes are meticulously selected and the harvest is immediately vinified.