Cantina Fassati, owned by Gianni Della Camera, is a beautiful estate that produces fine wines, located in Montepulciano, a splendid medieval town in one of the most beautiful areas of Tuscany. Montepulciano stands on a limestone hill that divides the Val D’Orcia from Val di Chiana. A unique village with elegant Renaissance palaces, ancient churches, splendid squares and small hidden corners surrounded by waves of hills planted with vineyards, olive groves and golden fields dotted with cypresses. A town of rare beauty that, certainly, deserves to be visited!
Gianni was born in Montepulciano. His father Augusto, was already owner of a vineyard land which he utilized to produce wine for friends and family use. But his passion for wine was so great that he continued to increase his holdings with new purchases and plantings until, in the ‘80s, not having the possibility to fermenting on his own such large quantities of grapes, he began conferring the crop to the local cooperative winery, without ever abandoning the dream of one day having his own cellar.
The opportunity comes in January 2015, when Gianni buys one of the historic cellars of Montepulciano: “Fassati”. From here the dream begins to come true!
Fassati is one of the largest wineries in Montepulciano with a total area of 101 Ha of land of which 89 Ha of vineyards, 4,50 Ha of olive trees for the production of Extra Virgin olive Oil.
The climate that distinguishes the area is Mediterranean, with cold winters and hot summers, with rains mainly concentrated in autumn and spring.
The vineyards, located in a hilly position with excellent exposure, ideal for a correct ripening of the grapes, are characterized by different types of soil: clayey and slimy, with traces of limestone. This diversification guarantees the highlighting of the various qualities of grapes: Prugnolo gentile, better known as Sangiovese, Mammolo, Canaiolo, Ciliegiolo, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon.
The vines are pruned with the Guyot method, so that the vine is not exploited to the maximum, there will be a lower yield, but certainly a higher quality.
The vinification area of the winery is equipped with modern and functional structures that aim to enhance the peculiar characteristics of the grapes: steel tanks where the wine is conferred for its first passage, the magnificent and suggestive aging area with oak barrels of Slavonia with capacity from 20 to 155 Hl and French barriques that guarantee the refinement of the precious Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, the spearhead of the territory.
Furthermore, the company is equipped with a modern bottling line, where the wine ends its journey, then packaged in cartons, ready for various shipments.
These are only the first steps, designed and taken with the awareness of living and working in a beautiful land, rich in history and culture, which deserves all the attention from the vineyard to its fruit.
Today Gianni can count on the help of his three sons: Giovanni, Tommaso and little Francesco who carry on the family business with passion, love and a lot of will.