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Villa le Prata

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Villa le Prata

Villa Le Prata was built in 1860 by Count De’ Vecchi as a hunting lodge. Afterwards it became the countryside home for the bishop of Moltalcino.

In 1980 Massimo Losappio, chief surgeon of Montalcino hospital and his wife Marialuce, a philosophy teacher, purchased the Villa and, driven by their passion for wine and the pleasure to share with their friends the fruits of this generous land, planted the first hectare of vineyard near the Villa. Later on, with the absolute desire to enclose in a single bottle the most authentic atmosphere of the Montalcino terroir, two other vineyards were planted in the area of Castelnuovo dell’Abate.

These three vineyards, located in three different areas, make the perfect combination of elegance, aromas conveyed by altitude, and the body and structure of the land south of Montalcino.

Villa Le Prata is a very small estate run by the family members who work with passion to obtain exclusively fine wines.

<! The  winery is in the villa built in 1862 for Count Carlo de Vecchi as a hunting  lodge. It later became the property of the Catholic Church, and eventually was  the summer home of the bishop of Montalcino. In 1982 the property was purchased  by the current owners who in the following years created a small winery. The  driving force of this enterprise was Mrs. Marialuce Losappio. Married to a  surgeon, Marialuce was looking for something to distract her husband from his  busy professional commitments. The first two acres were planted in 1989 and today the winery has 8 acres planted with Sangiovese and 2 acres of Merlot. Most of the vineyards surround the villa and others are in the area of Castelnuovo dell’Abate, one of the  most prized areas of Montalcino for viticulture. Benedetta Losappio, Marialuce’s daughter, is now managing the winery with the same  passion for making quality wine as her mother An art-history graduate,  Benedetta wants her wines to be a work of beauty and quality that can pass the  test of time. To achieve this goal, Benedetta seeks the expert advice of Gioia  Cresti, one of the leading winemakers in Tuscany. >

The vineyards:

Le Prata – one hectare located near the Villa, nestled between century-old chestnut and wild cherry trees in the North/East area of Montalcino, at 510 metres of altitude.
The grapes obtained from this vineyard give the wines their delicate aromas and brilliant elegance.
Planted in 1987 using the spurred cordon training system, it has East-Western exposure.
Soil: Clayey, sandy, of mixed consistency.

Ramoni – one hectare is located south of Montalcino, just below the town of Castenuovo dell’Abate, at 210 metres of altitude.
Planted in 2000 using the spurred cordon training system, it has East-West exposure.
Soil: Clayey, sandy, of mixed consistency, with a good content of silt.

Velona – one hectare located south of Montalcino, just below the Velona Castle, at 250 metres of altitude. Planted in 1997 using the spurred cordon training system, it has East-West exposure.
Soil: Clayey, sandy, of mixed consistency, with a good content of silt.

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