From the Etruscan and Roman peoples, who inhabited these places in archaic times, to the dominations of the Republic of Siena and the Grand Duchy of Florence in the Middle Ages, passing through the annals that record these lands as the abodes of the Knights Templar, to arrive until today following a single thread: the passion and the bond between man and the land that has seen and sees the valleys, around the village of Rapale, of the Valle d’Ambra as symbolic places of living in this part of Tuscany.
In 2012 a group of European investors decided to acquire the estate , with the aim of writing a new chapter in the history of this land, which, in the postwar period had experienced historical phases of depopulation of the countryside and abandonment of traditional crops due to the attraction of the more urbanized neighboring areas. The business project, dedicated to the Mansalto estate, was born from the interest of internationally renowned vignerons such as Stèphane Derenoncourt and Andrea Paoletti, who found in this corner of Tuscany the ideal place to develop a new production philosophy dedicated to Chianti, in a more than successful attempt to produce modern wines in a unique terroir and microclimate.
Since 2013, we have been planting new vineyards that see the noble varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot growing beside the traditional
Sangiovese grape varieties, which still, through the vineyards cultivated in the hills and small valleys, frame the villages and farmhouses of the Mansalto estate, keeping alive the great nature of a place devoted to excellent wine production and hospitality.