106. Nittardi

Léon Femfert
Simone Ranuli

IT - 53011 Castellina in Chianti Siena


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Nittardi is a boutique winery situated in the heart of the Chianti Classico region, with vineyards in Chianti Classico and Maremma.

The Nittardi Estate was originally a defensive tower known as early as 1183 by the name of “Nectar Dei” (The Nectar of the God). In the 16th century, the vast property belonged to the Renaissance artist Michelangelo who, in 1549, while painting the Sistine Chapel, wrote to his nephew Lionardo: “I’d prefer two casks of wine rather than eight shirts.” On that same occasion, Michelangelo also sent Nittardi wine to Rome as a “genuine gift to the Pope Julius II”. Today, in honour of that tradition, every year the first bottles of Nectar Dei, the top wine from the Maremma vineyards, are presented to the Pope.
Over the centuries the property changed hands only a few times until, in 1981, it was taken over by the Frankfurt publisher and art gallerist Peter Femfert and his wife Stefania Canali, a historian from Venice. Stefania and Peter restored Nittardi step-by-step and with love and care. The vineyards were replanted and, in 1992, the ancient vat room was replaced by a modern cellar. Since 2013 Léon, Peter and Stefanias son, overseas the winemaking and marketing of Nittardi. Also because of his sustainable vision today all vineyards are certified organic.

As homage to Michelangelo, the unique combination of art and wine is still cultivated today at Nittardi. Every year a well-known artist paints the label as well as the wrapping paper used for the Casanuova di Nittardi Vigna Doghessa wine bottles. The US Filmmaker James Ivory has created the artworks for the 2021 vintage of this special wine.
A year does not go by in which the wines of Nittardi do not win an important award or rating, including Three Glasses from Gambero Rosso, Five Bottles from Vini d’Italia, 5 Stars from Decanter, and 90+ (max. 95) points from Wine Spectator. The Wine Enthusiast, Wine Advocate and James Suckling.

Italia - Visconti 43 (Meregalli)

2022 BEN Vermentino

DOC Maremma Toscana
100% Vermentino
White wine

100% Vermentino from Tuscan coast

2020 Casanuova di Nittardi

DOCG Chianti Classico
100% Sangiovese
Red wine

100% Sangiovese from Single Vineyard "Doghessa"

2019 Nittardi Riserva

DOCG Chianti Classico
100% Sangiovese
Red wine

100% Sangiovese from single vineyard "Vigna Alta".

2019 Nectar Dei

DOC Maremma Toscana Rosso
60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Petit Verdot, 10% Merlot
Red wine

Bordeaux Blend from Maremma

Casòn Hirschprunn
Palace 2nd Floor

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