Last Thursday, the Administrative Council accepted the resignation of president Sir Ezio Rivella (knight in the Order of Merit for Labour).
The new president will remain in office until next year.
Montalcino, June 18, 2012 — The Administrative Council of the Brunello di Montalcino Consortium has unaminously named Fabrizio Bindocci its new President and he will remain in office until 2013 when the Consortium Assembly will select a new Administrative Council.
Since 1999, Fabrizio Bindocci, 57, has been the director of the Tenuta Il Poggione, one of Brunello di Montalcino's historic wineries. He has worked for the estate, owned by the Franceschi family, since 1976. From 1998 to 2000, he served as the body's vice president during Filippo Fanti's first presidency. He currently holds the post of consortium councillor and he also chairs its technical committee.
"First of all, I'd like to thank Ezio Rivella," said the newly installed president Bindocci, "not just for the siginficant results that were achieved during his presidency but especially because his stature and abilities have helped to maintain Brunello's winning image here in Italy and abroad. Today, Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino are performing very well on the market and in particular on the international market. We must consolidate this postive trend by taking an integrated approach as we move forward on all fronts: production, marketing, distribution, and sales. Only by combing all of our region's strengths and working together can we reach the finish line. Today's vote should be interpreted in this light and in the name of continuity with regard to decisions that have delivered truly remarkable results in difficult times. Our challenge is to determine the future of our presence in important and emerging markets."
Bindocci also reaffirmed his support for the three consortium vice presidents, Donatella Cinelli Colombini, Marco Cortonesi, and Giancarlo Pacenti, who will remain in their current posts. He also announced that vice president Colombini will focus her attention on the promotion of Montalcino's appellations as she works to expand the Consortium's efforts.