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.
The vineyards are in San Gimignano Tuscany. The soil is composed of yellow sand and clay. Vernaccia is one of the oldest grape varieties in Italy.
The wine Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG has a straw yellow color with golden high lights. In the nose fruity and harmonieus. The palate presents balanced and a slightly almond aftertaste, typical of the vine.
The Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG was the favorite white wine of Michelangelo.
Enjoy this wine!