Il Convento is a line of wines from the winery Gattavecchi in Montepulciano. Montepulciano is a medieval and renaissance hill town in southern Tuscany.
The name ‘’Il Convento’’ refers to the former monastery of the Santa Maria dei Servi church. The monastery was built in the 13th century by the ‘’Padri Serviti’’ who have lived here until the 19th century.
The Gattavecchi family bought the monastery in 1958. In the underground caves the wines rest for more than two years.
Moderate temperatures throughout the year create favorable microclimatic conditions. In addition, the proximity of the lakes of Montepulciano, Chiusi and Trasimeno, and Mount Amiata has a positive effect on the local climate.
The soil is a mixture of clay and sand with marine pliocene sediment.
Sassotondo is salmon pink to orange. An Italian rosato with floral and fruity aromas. The taste is pleasingly dry, fresh and a lengthy and fruity finish.
Delicious with grilled fish, fish soup (cacciucco), pasta dishes, risotto, chicken – turkey and beef carpaccio.