Fattoria della Talosa is a universe to be discovered. The winery run by Edoardo Mottini Jacorossi and his family offers exciting and unusual holiday experiences, including paths that lose themselves in the countryside and routes along the paths of history, with Vino Nobile as a faithful travelling companion for tourists and visitors, who come to get to know one of the most fascinating areas of the country, Tuscany and Montepulciano.
Montepulciano boasts an incredible historical, artistic and oenological heritage,” says Edoardo Mottini Jacorossi, ceo of Fattoria della Talosa, “from its remote Etruscan and Roman origins to its medieval development and its Renaissance heyday, walking through the streets of the town is like losing yourself in an open-air museum. The history of Montepulciano intersects with the history of Italian oenology, because let’s not forget that Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG is the first Italian wine to be awarded the Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita. Visiting Fattoria della Talosa today means embarking on a journey not only into the wine and food culture of Italy, but also discovering a past of which we are proud: our historical cellar encapsulates the sense of time, our vineyards wind their way along hills and ancient paths, thermal springs and film sets, and our wine is a wonderful refreshment that accompanies winelovers on their tasting and holiday experiences of the highest level”.
Fattoria della Talosa’s historic winery is a journey through time that begins in the basement of Palazzo Tarugi and Palazzo Sinatti, opposite the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, in the heart of Montepulciano.
The tunnels, niches and vaults, 60 metres underground, make the cellar an evocative place, where the large oak barrels used to age Vino Nobile rest today.
An ancient place, once a shelter against bombing during the Second World War, that a meticulous restoration work, lasting over two years and conducted in synergy with the Belle Arti (Fine Arts) Department, has brought back to light. Today, the cellar is the ideal locus amoenus for tastings and for learning about Talosa’s wine-making techniques.
Those who look up to the vaults of the cellar will recognise the fossilised remains of shells dating back to the Pliocene era, when Montepulciano was submerged by the sea, while those who venture step by step further and further down into the heart of the cellar will reach the entrance to a perfectly preserved Etruscan tomb from the 6th century BC.
Soon a new room will be opened to the public, so as to make the wine tourism offer even more suggestive: the delicate restoration works, among tufa caves and fossil remains, have revealed an evocative space that Talosa will soon share with visitors.
“We want to offer wine lovers an increasingly high-profile experiential itinerary that will accompany them in their discovery of the wine of this territory and of those places that have made Vino Nobile di Montepulciano a reference point for Italian wine-making,” comments Edoardo Mottini Jacorossi.