History is teaching us how to innovate..
Thirty years have passed since Salcheto was born as a viticultural reality, moving from a classic farm sharecrop to a high quality and innovative sustainable winery and estate. Lead by Michele Manelli since 1997, the company inaugurates on its thirtyeth birthday a new image that reflects its path and the goals achieved: terroir and sangiovese oriented wines focused on drinkability and aromatic accuracy, with winemaking that is sulphite free and uses indigenous yeasts, with the four wines in the new “Obvius” label, Red, Rosé, White & Late Harvest made of grapes only; an “off-grid” cellar which is considered a model of environmental efficiency and technological innovation; an integrated environmental estate management model (GHG, Water, Biodiversity) which has achieved world premiere in indexing of Carbon and Water Footprint.
Finally a newly designed bottle is also unveiled, the “Bordolese Toscanella”, whose elegant shape is reminiscent of the ancient history of Tuscan wine, while also being the lightest and most ecological bottle available on the market.
History, innovation, quality, something we care about.
Our bread in the middle, seasoned with the garden’s vegetables, foraged herbs, game meat, backyard geese and Montepulciano “Chiari” lake fish.
L’indigeno is the new restaurant at Salcheto, a sustainability laboratory, where we can express our identity as citizens of planet earth
Hospitality… we would like to give to this word a sense of transparency and friendliness
The Salcheto’s Enoteca is raised at the heart of the cellar, where wine is made. It is not an accident but a choice, to open all our doors to visitors, to really convey what we do.
The winery tours are true sharings of our wine culture. For those who take the time to go deeper into it we offer old vitnages vertical tastings, private tours with the winemaker or even the “blind tasting” to discover the incredible world of sensorial experience.
Visits and Enoteca are open everyday from 10am until 7pm (including holidays)
For info email@example.com. or 0578799031 (digit 1)
Spoken languages: English, French, German, Chinese, Portuguese, Russian.
Our suppliers: Az. Agr. Del giorno Gerarda (Montepulciano), Formaggi Cugusi Silvana (Montepulciano), Macelleria Belli (Torrita di Siena), Buongusto (Trequanda), Paolo Parisi Podere Le Macchie (Usigliano di Lari), Az. Agr. San Benedetto (Montepulciano).
SALCHETO SOCIAL CLUB is a space made for our closest friends, where you can truly discover what it means to make wine in the Tuscan hills, benefit from exclusive privileges but also achieve sustainable projects in care of the environment. Many opportunities and special benefits are offered to our Social Farmers such as discounts and wine previews, dedicated events with our winemakers at the winery, or even the opportunity to store wines directly in our cellar, so that Salcheto can become a home for all its supporters.
The Salcheto Winehouse is the new soul of the 13th century farmhouse that is situated at the heart of our wine estate. Once a watchtower for one of the access valleys to Montepulciano, it is endowed with incredible views and vistas, from the old town of Montepulciano all the way to the “Chiari”, the Valdichiana portraits in the “Bird View” drawn by Leonardo Da Vinci.
For centuries this estate was the life-center of rural families who lived and worked this land, to then in the 1990’s those same rooms became the first cellar of the company.
Today the farmhouse accommodates 6 rooms and a lounge with kitchen, furnished by Elisa Cavani of Manoteca, in order to allow guests to live the experience of the Tuscan countryside through many perspectives, from the culture of beauty to wine and relaxation. All this is done with a touch of passionate love for taking care of the surrounding nature.
The rooms are offered with breakfast included. In the furnished garden, hot tubs are available, powered by natural wood heat. All rooms have air conditioning.
We manage our environment… our most important business
At Salcheto, we believe that a company must set itself goals for continuous improvement to its environmental, social and economic sustainability.
Based on this premise we establish a yearly Sustainability Report within the company, based on the EQUALITAS standard management system that is also certified by a third party, carefully taking care also of environmental sustainability based on the following three indicators:
- Carbon Footprint: to control energy and materials directly and indirectly consumed and reduce climate-altering gas emissions.
- Water Footprint: to rationalize the use of water and reduce its pollution.
- Biodiversity Index: in its testing phase, to monitor the biological quality of the soil and of the estate’s ecosystem.
Our continuous search for better interaction with the environment has also led us to:
- Operate an energy independent cellar system (where saving is the primary energy source).
- Conduct and certify our vineyards and our wines according to European Organic protocol.
- Self-produce our fertilizers (by composting) and energize our soils with 500 biodynamic preparations.
- Use wooden materials from controlled sources and responsibly managed forests (FSC and PEFC).
- Purify and recycle 100% of our waste waters (including those issued from spraying machines clean up).
- Adopt a waste management system allowing us to internally differentiate over 98% of them.
We are proud to be the first company in the world to have certified the carbon footprint of a bottle of wine (according to ISO 14064 standard, in 2010).
Today, those analysis are available to any of our wines consumers, thanks to a CO2 calculator that indicates in a dynamic way the emissions related to each bottles consumption, all the way through the location where it is uncorked.
We are also proud to be the first Italian winery to have adopted a Welfare Plan for our employees.