During the Roman Empire the town of Montepulciano was called Montemercurio and this is where this estate derives its name from. Mercury [Mercurio] was known as the messenger of the Greek gods and a temple to him was dedicated nearby.
The current owners are Paola Luciani and her son Marco Anselmi but Marco says the entire project is a dedication to his dear grandfather, Nonno Damo Anslemi.
The Montemercurio vineyards sit on ideal SW exposures at altitudes up to 450 meters. On 7 hectares of land a little more than 30k bottles are produced annually. The vines are as old as 65 years and only estate grown hand harvested grapes are used. Though not certified organic at this time every effort is made to make their wines as natural as possible. Only local native yeasts are used, with minimal to no filtration in order to preserve the wines truest expression and purity of the fruit.
In general the wines are aged in large Slavonian oak barrels but first go through the traditional long maceration and fermentation of years past. Though modern technologies are in place throughout the cellar, the past is always what guides Montemercurio.