Last week, we posted about the U.S.A. authorities declaration that the Italian government certification is still required for the importation of the Brunello di Montalcino to the U.S. So today we thought we would post again a post from earlier this year about the independent Norwegian risk assessment company that has beeen analyzing and certifying our Brunello di Montalcino since 2003 when we first hired it to do so. Not only does the agency certify that our Brunello di Montalcino is made from 100% Sangiovese grapes grown in Sant’Angelo in Colle but also testifies that we use “integrated farming” practices in the vineyard to grow those grapes. This year is this first vintage that we have presented with a gold seal from the risk assessment company. I and my father believe strongly that certification should still be required and we are proud that our Brunello di Montalcino is made from 100% Sangiovese grapes. Here’s the post on the DNV agency and some informations about what it does.
The wines produced by Tenuta Il Poggione have been certified as 100% Sangiovese by an outside, independent Norwegian risk management company since the 2003 vintage. The company is called DNV and it is one of the most respected risk management and auditing firms in the world. This is a link to a page the company did on its website about the certification of our wines.
Beginning with the 2004 vintage of our wines, we have started to add this golden seal with the DNV emblem which states “certified product from 100% Sangiovese grown using integrated farming”.
Here’s a link to a post I did last year on the concept of “integrated farming”.
We are very proud of our products and how they express the terroir of Sant’Angelo and Montalcino. We believe that Brunello di Montalcino should be made from 100% Sangiovese grapes and our DNV independent certification is an example of how we go above and beyond the requirements of the “disciplinare” or appellation to ensure the consumer that our wines are made from 100% Sangiovese.