Benvenuto Brunello 2017

Last weekend at “Benvenuto Brunello”,a traditional event for press, restaurants, wine shops and wine lovers, the new vintages of Montalcino wines were presented.

This year represents the 50th anniversary of the Brunello appellation and the 2016 vintage has been awarded with 5 stars. Read more and watch a video of the event.

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New White Wine Vineyards

While of course our focus in Montalcino is red wine, see receive increasing requests from our customers for white wines.  With this in mind,  this year we are planting new vineyards of Vermentino and Chardonnay. The soil has been previously worked and it is located in the lower elevations of the estate, where it is possible to irrigate and the specific microclimate is a better fit for white wines. The estate keeps growing and we are always more convinced that quality is made in the vineyards.  This is the reason why we have decided to increasingly become self sufficient and produce all the grapes we need for our whites in our own vineyards (as we have done for years with our red wines) so to further increase the quality of our white wines The selections of the vines  is made from a high quality nursery with which we have been cooperating over the last 40... Read more >

Snow falls in Montalcino

At the beginning of last week we got back to the work in the vineyards, where we are now pruning the vines. The end of last year and the beginning of 2017 have been characterized by cold weather and low temperatures: the lows have reached -10°C (14°F) and they have rarely remained above 0°C . And we also had some days of rain. Cold weather and low temperatures are important because they allow the killing of parasites and damaging insects, allowing the vines to rest and so they will be ready to start the new growth cycle. Yesterday morning we woke up with a little bit of snow (photo): it has been snowing a lot in the last days on the nearby Mount Amiata; according to the forecasts the next days will be characterized by stable weather with lows around -3°C (26.6°F) and highs around +4°C... Read more >

Come taste 2012 Brunello!

As we do every year, next week we will be in the US to present the new release 2012 Brunello di Montalcino and 2015 Rosso di Montalcino. The first tasting will take place in New York at the Gotham Hall on January 17 from 1pm to 6pm. The event is strictly open to the trade until 4 pm but, new this year, it will be open to all “Brunello lovers” from 4 pm until 6 pm. Registration for the event can be made here: http://www.ieemusa.com/index.php/registration-88 The very same night we will take part in a charity dinner at Del Posto, pairing their food with the newly released Brunello 2012 from over 30 wineries. The profits from the dinner will go to the relief for the devastating earthquakes that happened in central Italy in 2016. Reservations for the dinner and more information can be found on http://delposto.com/news-events/unveiling-2012-vintage-brunello-di-montalcino/ Two days later, on January 19, we will move to Houston, where, at the Crystal ballroom, we will present our wines from 1pm to 5pm. Just like New York, non-trade Brunello lovers will be able to come to the tasting from 4pm. Registration is on here: http://www.ieemusa.com/index.php/registration-88   We are looking forward to seeing you and sharing our Brunello... Read more >

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