Il Convento Rosso di Montepulciano DOC


Recommended by the Dutch wine critic and journalist De Grote Hamersma.

Ruby red. Intense aromas of forest fruits and cherries. Less tannic. On the palate elegant, smooth and harmonieus. The wine is perfectly balanced.


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.

Production area
The production area is in Argiano and Ascianello, comune Montepulciano.

The soil is a mixture of clay and sand with marine pliocene sediment.

The wine Rosso di Montepulciano is ruby red. In the nose a smell of forest fruits, red plums and red cherries. On the palate elegant, smooth and harmonieus. The wine is perfectly balanced.

Rosso di Montepulciano is a nice Sangiovese wine and less tannic than the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. A versatile wine for even elaborate dishes.


Wine and food pairing: i pici cacio e pepe

Wine and food pairing: antipasto misto

Interview with winemaker Luca Gattavecchi about the wine “Rosso di Montepulciano DOC”.

Additional information

Weight1,2 kg
Dimensions10 × 10 × 30 cm

90% Sangiovese grapes "Prugnolo Gentile" and 10% Canaiolo en Colorino grapes (1%). Vinification 12-15 days to ferment with temperature control. The spontaneous malolactic fermentation takes place in December. Further aging in wood for 8 months.

Wine & Food

Red meat, various pasta dishes, local meats and different kinds of cheese.


Appellation: DOC
Vintage: 2019
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Content: 750 ml
How to serve: 16-18˚C
Alcohol content: 13%

How to keep

This wine permits aging for about 5-7 years. Store in a dark and cool place, keeping the bottle in a horizontal position.

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