Tuscany has a millennial history and tradition of winemaking and of the cultivation of the vine, but Tuscany's leading names are, for the most part, of fairly recent date.
The Nieri family of Fucecchio, a township in the western part of the province of Florence, is an important exception to this rule. Though located in an area which, in terms of the major traditions of Tuscan winemaking, is somewhat out of the mainstream, the family's Montellori estate celebrated its centennial anniversary as a producer of wine in 1995.
Over the past several decades the family and their house have aimed to create wines of true personality which express both the family's working philosophy and the specific character of the soil and climate of their place of origin, to put Montellori's wines in a position to compete with the best of Tuscany and establish their zone as a significant source of distinctive, identifiable wine.
- Salamartano 2004, 2 glasses Gambero Rosso '08, 4 grapes Duemila Vini '07,
- Dicatum 2004, 2 glasses Gambero Rosso '08, 4 grapes Duemila Vini ' 08,
- Tuttosole 2004, 2 glasses Gambero Rosso '08, 4 grapes Duemila Vini ' 07,
- Moro 2005, 2 glasses Gambero Rosso ' 08, 3 grapes Duemila Vini '08,
- Chianti 2007, 1 glass Gambero Rosso '09, 2 btl Vini d'Italia '09, 81 pt Wine Spectator '09,
- Chianti Caselle 2007, 2 glasses Gambero Rosso '09, 2 btl Vini d'Italia '09, 83 pt Wine Spectator '09
- Montellori Brut 2004, 4 btl Vini d'Italia 2009.