In the rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside, outside the gated enclave of Montepulciano, a few miles down La Strada di Vino Nobile, you will find La Ciarliana winery. This little crown jewel is a small, family run winery, gently situated on 22 acres, that produces very notable Vino Nobile wines.
The winery’s logo pays tribute to La Chiesa di San Michele’s famous bell tower, which lay in ruin in the distance. The founder of La Ciarliana was Santo Pellegrino Frangiosa, who was born and raised on the podere (farm), just a stone’s throw from centro Montepulciano. Santo Pellegrino was one of the first wine pioneers in the valley to plant the famed Prugnolo Gentile, otherwise known as Sangiovese, in the early 1960’s.