Contucci is the oldest producer in
Montepulciano. It outdates the second
oldest by 900 years - they were only
founded in 1925.
Contucci have been in their impressive
headquarters, a palazzo in the cathedral square, for a relatively
brief 360 years.
Alamanno Contucci is currently at the helm, an impressive man
who, in his other role as president of the Consorzio del Vino Nobile
di Montepulciano, the body responsible for the region’s wines, was
responsible for upping not only the quality of Contucci, but the quality
of Vino Nobile as a whole.
As you’d expect with the estate’s history, it’s a traditional Tuscan
producer. They still grow olives and wheat alongside the vines. And they
produce a traditional Vino Nobile, unhurried and structured.
The Mulinvecchio comes from a single vineyard in one of the higher
points of the estate. This added altitude protects its freshness and fruit
purity that makes it the pick of their wines.