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il Marroneto

Alessandro & Iacopo Mori


Based in the heart of Montalcino, Il Marroneto is one of the most historic and influential wineries in all of Tuscany. Although the family’s regional roots date back to 1246, the winery’s modern day story begins with Giuseppe Mori, who created the brand in 1974. His sons Alessandro and Andrea planted the first vineyard the following year, and upon his first taste of winemaking, Alessandro was hooked. 


Alessandro immediately left his full-time career as a lawyer and transitioned to a life of viticulture and vinification, transforming a great passion into a philosophy of life. Over the next decade, the estate expanded by acquiring various plots of vines across the Montalcino region. Today, the majority of the family’s holdings are cultivated at over 400 meters above sea level and are rooted in a mixture of sand, limestone, and galestro soils. Due to the vineyards’ staggering altitudes, Il Marroneto’s fruit is able to maintain elegance, high levels of acidity, and develop highly perfumed aromatics. 


In both the vineyard and the cellar, the Mori family takes a more classic, low-intervention approach to viticulture and vinification. All plots are strictly farmed without the use of chemicals, and fermentations are executed only with native yeasts. Aging is done in traditional large casks, as Alessandro and his son Iacopo prefer to let the land speak for itself, believing that transparency from vineyard to glass is key. 


Since its early days, Il Marroneto has remained one of the benchmark producers of fine, structured, and ageworthy wines coming from Montalcino. The family’s bottles have received countless awards, including coveted 100-point scores, though it’s truly the wines’ sophistication, elegance, and authentic nature that continue to keep wine lovers and collectors alike coming back for more.