Nestled on the slopes of Mount Amiata, sacred to the Etruscans,La Banditaccia is an organic farm just a stone’s throw from the quaint village of Monticello Amiata. This organic farm boasts breathtaking 360-degree views of Tuscany’s Val d’Orcia and beyond. Its roots go deep, with records dating back to 1700, showing a longstanding tradition of producing top-notch wine and olive oil. This 18th-century estate spans 272 acres, enveloped by olive groves, vineyards, woods, and lavender fields.

The Petrecca family, Tuscany lovers, recently took over La Banditaccia. They’ve poured their hearts into reviving and enhancing the vineyards and ancient olive groves, focusing on quality and integrity. Besides their wines and extra virgin olive oils, they’re now crafting lavender essential oil and soon, even truffles and related products.

La Banditaccia Vigna Allegra Riserva 2018 Montecucco Sangiovese – The Sangiovese grapes for this wine are located 500 meters above sea level. Fermented and aged for 14 months is large Slovenian oak vats. Then in small French wooden barrels.

It was a beautiful wine with aromas of black cherry, dark fruit and a hint of anise. The palate was full of dark fruit, hint of tobacco, leather, spice with medium plus acidity.