Montepolli vineyard was planted in 2008. It sits atop a classic Tuscan clay limestone hill, sloping towards a small valley of forest below. Jacques de Liedekerke decided to replant this plot to make a more accessible wine. The soil is not as special as in Sasso di Fata or Montalceto, but it provides a good base to make smooth and texturally interesting, if less identitarian, wines.
The name Montepolli comes from an Etruscan hamlet that existed in the woods behind the site. The Etruscans are thought to have brought wine to France and taught the early French winemakers how to produce wine.
Montepolli is nearly always the latest site to be harvested and those generally cooler final days of maturation allow us to bring out interesting textures in the tannins that do not require a sacrifice of aromatic freshness.