Villa Le Prata

Villa Le Prata

Villa le Prata was born in 1860 when the unification of Italy began. Garibaldi leads the Thousand and the Count de ‘Vecchi inaugurates the Villa, making it his own hunting lodge. It then became the country house of the Bishop of Montalcino until the early decades of the 1900s. In 1980, Massimo Losappio, chief surgeon of the Montalcino hospital, and his wife Marialuce, a philosophy teacher, bought it to make it their family residence. Since the 80s the company has always been run by the women of the family, first by Marialuce and Anna Vittoria, then since 1996 by their daughter, Benedetta Losappio, until 2014 when the company was bought by Anna Vittoria and Bernardo Losappio and it is Anna Vittoria who has been personally involved in the company in recent years. A company peculiarity is given by the choice of oenologists, almost always female. Today the production makes use of the precious advice of Doctor Graziana Grassini, an internationally renowned winemaker and teacher. Welcoming friends and relatives with good wine has always been a family ritual in Montalcino. Today we dedicate this pleasure to those who want to allow themselves time in beauty and well-being. Seeing the birth of the wines of Montalcino, for this residence, is a long-lived custom.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG


PRODUCTION AREAIt is produced in different vineyards with altitudes ranging from 210 to 510 metres above sea level. Vinified in steel tanks for approx. twenty days, it undergoes a maturing period of approx. 3.5 years in French tonneaux of 5 hl and 7 hl and in Slavonian oak barrels of 30 hl. It rests for five months in the bottle before being tasted
APPELLATIONSangiovese Grosso 100%
YEAR2018
PROFILEPenetrating, broad and varied. Dry, warm, large and persistent
COLORRuby red tending to garnet
VOLUME750ml

Description

Balanced vintage with rather cool temperatures that gave life to a wine that is of great elegance and finesse, not very full-bodied but with great structure thanks to already pleasant and velvety tannins. It presents itself as a vertical wine that is already very complex both on the nose and in the mouth.

Obtained from the grapes of the 4 vineyards each vinified separately in steel, aging for about 3 years partly in French wooden tonneaux (never new so that they are respectful of the wine) and partly in large 30 hl Slavonian oak barrels, year of aging in bottle. Production of around 8,000 bottles a year.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG


PRODUCTION AREAIt is produced in different vineyards with altitudes ranging from 210 to 510 metres above sea level. Vinified in steel tanks for approx. twenty days, it undergoes a maturing period of approx. 3.5 years in French tonneaux of 5 hl and 7 hl and in Slavonian oak barrels of 30 hl. It rests for five months in the bottle before being tasted
APPELLATIONSangiovese Grosso 100%
YEAR2017
PROFILEPenetrating, broad and varied. Dry, warm, large and persistent
COLORRuby red tending to garnet
VOLUME750ml

Description

A warm vintage that gave life to a rather full-bodied but not without elegance wine which is showing a splendid evolution over time. Wine of great breadth, persistence, and vibrant acidity. This is a bottle that still has a lot to express.

Obtained from the grapes of the 4 vineyards each vinified separately in steel, aging for about 3 years partly in French wooden tonneaux (never new so that they are respectful of the wine) and partly in large 30 hl Slavonian oak barrels, year of aging in bottle. Production of around 8,000 bottles a year.

Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Massimo DOCG


PRODUCTION AREAThe "Massimo" is the selection of the best wine of the company, produced only in great vintages and in a very limited number of bottles. Born from the desire to remember Prof. Massimo Losappio and to gather in a single bottle the most authentic atmosphere of the Montalcino area
APPELLATIONSangiovese Grosso 100%
YEAR2013
PROFILEPenetrating, broad and varied. Dry, warm, large and persistent
COLORRuby red tending to garnet
VOLUME750ml

Description

Riserva dedicated to the founder of the company obtained from the vinification of the grapes of the Vigna Massimo, a 50-year-old vineyard now with a very low yield but of very high quality. The vinification process is the same as that of Brunello di Montalcino Docg and the aging in oak is a year longer. Production of 750 bottles.

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