Castello Romitorio, as its name suggests was originally a fortress as well as a monastery located in north western Montalcino. Abandoned in the 1950s, it was born again in 1984 when artist, Sandro Chia, bought it from a friend and immediately set about converting the overgrown lands to vineyards and the construction of a cellar on the ground floor of the castle.
In 2007, a state of the art underground cellar was completed which enabled winemakers Stefano Martini and Carlo Ferrini to compete with the most modern of producers. There are three properties Castello Romitorio own – two in the Montalcino region and the other in Scansano.
2015 Morellino di Scansano Blu DOCG
2015 Chianti Coli Senesi DOCG
2012 Il Toro Rosso IGT
91 Points – By James Suckling