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Montalcino


   
   

The quiet Tuscan village of Montalcino has undergone few changes since medieval times, when it was a stronghold pertaining to the nearby city of Siena. Montalcino was once a strategic point along the road to Rome and offers a panoramic view of the beautiful Asso, Orcia and Ombrone valleys. The town’s fame derives from its production of one of Italy’s finest red wines known as Brunello di Montalcino.
Brunello, roughly translated as "nice dark one" in the local dialect, is the unofficial name of the clone of Sangiovese (also known as Sangiovese Grosso grown in the Montalcino region. Brunello di Montalcino was Italy's first wine to be accorded D.O.C.G. status.

Italy has been producing wines for about 3500 years. But Brunello di Montalcino can be considered a modern invention. It is the result of the studies of a single winemaker, Ferruccio Biondi-Santi. In the mid 1800s, a local farmer named Clemente Santi isolated certain plantings of Sangiovese vines in order to produce a 100% varietal wine that could be aged for a considerable period of time. Around 1870, Ferruccio Biondi-Santi began to set out in his vineyards a clone of the Sangiovese variety known as Brunello. The young viticulturist had noted that a subvariety of Sangiovese, referred to as Grosso to distinguish it from the breed that had originated in the Chianti area and that produced smaller berries, was more resistant to attacks by phylloxera, which was then ravaging the vineyards of the district. In the end, Biondi-Santi completely replanted his vineyards and was soon able to produce an entirely satisfactory wine made from a single variety.

The Brunello di Montalcino has to age for 50 months in wood barrels. In order to be able to have on the lable the nomination "Riserva" the wine has to age at least five years in the wood barrels. The red wine Rosso di Montalcino only has to age for about 10 months.

In addition to Brunello di Montalcino, producers in the Montalcino region can produce wine under Rosso di Montalcino, Sant'Antimo and Moscadello di Montalcino DOCs as well as the generic Indicazione geografica tipica designation of Toscana IGT. The Rosso di Montalcino DOC was established in 1984 as a means of giving Brunello di Montalcino producers the flexibility to continue the tradition of long aging of the region's flagship wine. Rosso di Montalcino is made from 100% Sangiovese grown in the same delineated region as Brunello di Montalcino. However, the wine is required to spend only six months aging in oak and 1 year total aging before release.

Podere Santa Pia, located 34 kms south of Montalcino, is the perfect base for private wine and food tasting tours with visit to excellent wineries and organic farms. Some are within walking distance, others are within easy reach by car..

   
   

 

 

 
   

Consorzio del Brunello di Montalcino | Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino | Costa del Municipio, 1, 53024 Montalcino (Siena)

 

Associati Imbottigliatori
   
Member companies of the DOCG Brunello di Montalcino [1]


   
 

 

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A Abbadia Ardenga | Via Romana 139 53024 Torrenieri (Montalcino) - Siena
www.abbadiardengapoggio.it

 
Abbadia Ardenga
   

Abbadia Ardenga is one of the first founding members of the Consorzio del Brunello di Montalcino.
The Monastery of Abbadia Ardenga was founded by a French Count of the Ranieri Family. The Monastery was partly destroyed as most of the siret during the Middle Ages. The Romanic church of Sant’Andrea di Abbadia Ardenga has a crypt with seven aisles.
The 650 hectars estate has two separate properties in the Comune of Montalcino, on the property of Torrenieri. Wines of Abbadia Ardenga include Brunello di Montalcino- Brunello di M. Vigna D.O.C.G., Rosso di Montalcino Brunello, Ardengo I.G.T., Vino bianco da tavola and Vinsanto Sant’Antimo D.O.C.

 
  Agostina Pieri | Azienda Agricola Pieri Agostina di Montalcino | Localita' Pod. Piancornello, 125, Sant'Angelo Scalo, Montalcino - Siena
www.pieriagostina.it

   
   

Proprietor: Agostina Pieri. Winemaker: Francesco Monaci
Wines: Costello IGT Toscana Agostina Pieri, Brunello di Montalcino Agostina Pieri, Rosso di Montalcino Agostina Pieri, Agostina Pieri Sant'Antimo and Sant'Antimo Rosso J & F.

   
  Altesino | Altesino S.p.A. Società Agricola | Località Altesino n. 54 53024 Montalcino - Siena
www.altesino.it

 
    Amongst the eastern hills of Montalcino rises the 14th century Palazzo Altesi, formerly owned by the Tuscan Tricerchi family. The ancient coat of arms, carved in white Carrara marble, is still visible above the antique oak portal.
In 2002 Altesino was purchased by Elisabetta Gnudi Angelini.
Altesino wines include Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Brunello di Montalcino Montosoli, Brunello di Montalcino Riserva, Alte d’Altesi IGT, Rosso Altesino IGT, Rosso di Montalcino DOC, Palazzo Altezi IGT.
In 1979, Altesino became one of the first to age its wines in French barrique, a medium that significantly modified oak's influence, allowing the wine to exhibit a more prominent fruit character. It also introduced the concept of cru (a single-vineyard wine) through its Montosoli Brunello, which remains the estate's most lauded offering and one of the region's standard bearers.

   
  Argiano | Azienda Agricola Castello di Argiano | Castello di Argiano - Fraz. Sant'Angelo in Colle, 53024 Montalcino - Siena
www.argiano.net

 
    Villa of Argiano was built in the Renaissance by the Peccis, a noble family from Siena. In 1992, it was acquired by the countess Noemi Marone Cinzano.
The vineyards extend over 48 hectares. Argiano wines include Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Solengo IGT, Suolo IGT, Non Confunditur IGT, L'O IGT and Rosso di Montalcino DOC.

 

Castello di Argiano
Armilla | Loc. Tavernelle, 6 536028 Torrenieri (Montalcino) - Siena
www.armillawine.com

 
    Armilla Brunello Di Montalcino, Armilla Rosso Di Montalcino.

 
B Baccinetti | Azienda Agricola Baccinetti Di Pennoni Giovanni | Podere Pian di Moggio,
Loc. I Poggi, 53024 Montalcino - Siena

 
    Rosso di Montalcino DOC Saporoia

   
  Banfi | Castello Banfi - Il Borgo | Castello di Poggio alle Mura - S. Angelo Scalo-53024 Montalcino - Siena
www.castellobanfi.com

 
   

Set in 7100 hectares of land in the Montalcino area, Castello Banfi il Borgo is one of the most important wine producers in Tuscany. The family-owned vineyard estate boasts a glass museum, enoteca, and two restaurants: the informal Castello Banfi – La Taverna, and the Michelin-starred Castello Banfi – Il Ristorante.
The castle at the heart of Castello Banfi's Poggio aIle Mura estate is an impressive medieval fortress that overlooks the estate's vineyards. The 2900 hectare Castello Banfi estate is a constellation of single vineyards. These include Poggio all'Oro, Tavernelle, Mandrielle, Belnero, Colvecchio, Fontanelle, Serena and San Angelo Wines: ExcelsuS Sant’Antimo DOC, SummuS Sant’Antimo DOC, Cum Laude Sant’Antimo DOC, Poggio all’Oro Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Riserva, Poggio alle Mura Gran Cru Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Rosso di Montalcino DOC, Colvecchio Syrah Sant’Antimo DOC, Tavernelle Cabernet Sauvignon Sant’Antimo DOC, Mandrielle Merlot Sant’Antimo DOC, San Angelo Pinot Grigio Toscana IGT, Serena Sauvignon Blanc Sant’Antimo DOC, Fontanelle Chardonnay Sant’Antimo DOC, FloruS Moscadello di Montalcino DOC Late Harvest.

 

Banfi, Castello di Poggio alle Mura
  Barbi | Fattoria dei Barbi | Loc. Podernovi, 170 - 53024 Montalcino - Siena
www.fattoriadeibarbi.it

 
   

The Colombini family owns lands in Montalcino from 1352 and acquired Fattoria dei Barbi in 1790. The extension of the vineyards is approximately 100 hectares, about 20% of the total surface. Today the company is run by Stefano Cinelli Colombini. The estate extends on 450 hectares of land and vineyards in Southern Tuscany, from Montalcino to Scansano to the Chianti region. Since 1892 we started producing Brunello and were first to export it in Europe, America and Asia.
Wines include Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Vigna del Fiore, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Riserva, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Rosso di Montalcino DOC, Brusco dei Barbi IGT Toscana and Birbone Toscano IGT Toscana (the first result of the union between the Barbi Farm of Montalcino and the Vivaio of Scansano).
The Museum of Brunello is also located between the vineyards of the Barbi Farm. www.museodelbrunello.it

   
 

Baroncini | Poggio Il Castellare | Poggio Il Castellare, 53020 Castelnuovo Abate - Siena
www.baroncini.it

   
   

The Baroncini family who have been making wine since 1489, also runs this Brunello estate Poggio Il Castellare in the heart of Castelnuovo dell’Abate.
Wines: Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG and Rosso di Montalcino.Constructed in 1100 to guard the road from the port at Talamone to Siena, the castle has belonged to the Frescobaldi family since 1989.

The Vineyards of Baroncini

   
  Baricci

   
   

Nello Baricci and his family have lived and farmed sangiovese on their southeastern facing slope of the Montosoli hill since the 1930's. In 1967 Nello Baricci was one of the original members of the Consorzio Brunello di Montalcino. His small parcel of land sits on a hill called Montosoli and is one of Montalcino’s most prized and renowned vineyards.

Colombaio di Montosoli 13, 53024 Montalcino - Siena
Wines: Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Riserva, Rosso di Montalcino DOC, Vino I.G.T. l'Osservanza, Vino da Tavola Rosso.

   
  Bartoli Giusti Tenuta Comunali | Azienda Agraria Bartoli Giusti |
www.bartoligiusti.it

   
    The winery is managed by the owner, Giovanni Giusti Bartoli and his children Gino Antonio Focacci and Anna Maria Focacci. The estate is made up of 125 hectares in the administrative district of Montalcino, 12 of which are under vine
Wines: Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Riserva, Rosso di Montalcino DOC, Vino I.G.T. l'Osservanza, Vino da Tavola Rosso.

   
  Bellaria | Azienda Agricola Bellaria di Gianni Bernazzi | Loc. Bellaria, 232 - 53024 Montalcino – (SIENA)
www.aziendabellaria.it

 
    Wines: Brunello di Montalcino DOCG and Rosso di Montalcino DOC.

   
  Biondi Santi Franco - Tenuta Greppo | Loc. Greppo 183, 53024 Montalcino
Villa Poggio Salvi | Via dei Pieri 1, 53024 Montalcino
www.biondisantispa.com

 
You enter Tenuta Greppo from a dirt road and from two long rows of cypress trees
   

Brunello di Montalcino wine was created at the end of the 19th century by Ferruccio Biondi Santi, who selected a peculiar clone of Sangiovese grape in his own estate Tenuta Greppo.
Wines produced include Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Reserve, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Annata, Rosso di Montalcino DOC Red Stripe, Rosso di Montalcino DOC and Rosato di Toscana IGT.

An already known Brunello di Montalcino production has been strengthened at Villa Poggio Salvi. Villa Poggio Salvi takes its name from the lucky side of the Montalcino hilltop tending towards the Tirrenian Sea. Villa Poggio Salvi has 23 hectares of property vineyards, all founded with clones of Sangiovese Grosso of Montalcino. Beside the property in Montalcino, the Villa Poggio Salvi winery company owns since 1998 more 20 hectares of land in Monteriggioni (Siena), founded with Sangiovese and Merlot grapes, at the estate called Casavecchia.
Wines produced include Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Reserve, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Annata, Rosso di Montalcino DOC, Moscadello di Montalcino DOC Aurico, Rosso di Montalcino DOC and Rosato di Toscana IGT.

 

Bolsignano | Azienda Agricola Bolsignano | Località Tavernelle 53024 Montalcino - Siena

   
    Wines: Brunello di Montalcino Bolsognano DOCG, Rosso di Montalcino DOC.

   
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Camigliano | | Via d'Ingresso, 2 - 53024 Loc. Camigliano - Montalcino (Siena)
www.camigliano.it

 
    Camigliano was acquired in 1957 by the Ghezzi family, and the current proprietor, Gualtiero Ghezzi, has put a great deal of energy into modernizing the company, which now comprises 530 hectares, 90 of which are vineyards, including 50 hectares for the production of Brunello di Montalcino and one for Brunello di Montalcino Riseva Gualto.
. Camigliano produces about 330,000 bottles (Brunello di Montalcino, Rosso di Montalcino, IGT Toscana Poderuccio, Cabernet Sauvignon St. Antimo Campo ai Mori, Moscadello di Montalcino, Chianti Colli Senesi and Borgone, table wine).

   
 

Campi di Fonterenza | Localita' Fonterenza, 99 Sant'Angelo in Colle
53020 Montalcino Siena
www.fonterenza.it

   
    The Fonterenza farmhouse is the centre of an agricultural estate, run by two young sisters, Margherita and Francesca Padovani. The fonte which gives its name to the farmhouse has long been known to the inhabitants of S.Angelo in Colle as a source of good water. The vineyards - 2,5 hectares in production and 1,7 hectares planted in 2005 – are located near Montalcino at Poggio San Polino, 420 metres above sea level, in a hilly area not far from the S.Antimo abbey. The wines produced are the classic Fonterenza Rosso di Montalcino DOC, Fonterenza I.G.T (Sangiovese), Fonterenza LUPO di Fonterenza I.G.T (Cabernet Sauvignon) and Brunello di Montalcino DOCG. The first Fonterenza Brunello di Montalcino is the 2004 vintage.
The extra vergin olive oils Frantoiano, Moraiolo and Leccino are produced loc. Poggio Sasso, in Cinigiano (GR).

   
 

Campogiovanni | Agricola San Felice | Località San Felice, 53019 Castelnuovo Berardenga - Siena
www.agricolasanfelice.it

   
   

Built over an ancient Etruscan settlement, Pieve San Felice in Pincis dedicated to the martyred San Felice da Nola and was already cited in the 10th century as one of the area’s most venerable churches. The compact borgo grew up around the ancient Pieve in Pincis church. The Pieve structure is an artistic gem. Probably Romanesque in origin, it was re-structured in 1705, with other alterations made before 1900 (particularly the campanile).
San Felice’s investment in Montalcino dates back to the early 1980s, with the acquisition of the Campogiovanni property on the southwest slope of the hill on which Montalcino lies, a location ideally subject to the positive effects of mild breezes from off the Mediterranean.
Today 14 of our 20 hectares of vineyards are officially registered for Brunello di Montalcino production and the remaining 6 for Rosso di Montalcino.

   
  Canalicchio di Sopra | Azienda. Agricola Canalicchio di Sopra | Loc. Casaccia 73, 53024 Montalcino - Siena
www.canalicchiodisopra.com

 
    Canalicchio Di Sopra is a family-run company. In one of the best exposed parts of Montalcino's vine growing areas, Canalicchio di Sopra's vineyards cover 15 hectares between Canalicchio Di Sopra and Le Gode di Montosoli.
Wines: Brunello di Montalcino DOCG and Rosso di Montalcino DOC.

   
  Cantina di Montalcino | Loc. Val di Cava 53024 Montalcino - Siena | Map
www.cantinadimontalcino.it

 
    The principal types of wine produced, solely from Sangiovese grapes, are the Palazzo Comunale Rosso di Montalcino, which is subjected to aging of one year, as stipulatedto the market, and Palazzo Comunale Brunello di Montalcino, whichis matured for five years, at least two of which are spent in oak casks. Other products are Poggio del Sasso, produced with Sangiovese grapes and Villa di Corsano, made with 80% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Merlot.

   
  Capanna | Azienda Agricola Capanna Loc. Capanna 333, 53024 Montalcino | Loc. Capanna 333, 53024 Montalcino - Siena

   
    The Capanna farm, owned by the Cencioni family since 1957, is situated north of Montalcino in the Montosoli area. An area of 12 hectares is cultivated as a vineyard.
Wines; Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG.

 
  Caparzo | Tenuta Caparzo | Borgo Scopeto e Caparzo, Loc. Caparzo, 53024 Montalcino - Siena
www.caparzo.it/en/index.php

    The “Caparzo” name seems to originate from Ca' Pazzo, as seen in several ancient maps. The vineyards, cellars and all wine-making equipment were developed towards the end of the 1960s. The estate comprises 190 hectares, with 85 hectares under vine. The vineyards of the include 85 hectares in Montalcino itself and 4 hectares in Buonconvento.
Wines include Brunello di Montalcino La Casa, Brunello di Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino Riserva, Rosso di Montalcino Caparzo, Rosso di Montalcino La Caduta, Ca' del Pazzo and Ca' del Pazzo Cult, Le Grance Sant'Antimo Blanco.

   
  Casanuova delle Cerbaie | Società Agricola Casanuova delle Cerbaie Srl, 335
53024 Montalcino - Siena

    The vineyards of the Casanuova delle Cerbaie grow on the prestigious hill of Montosoli and extend to the foot of the hill where Montalcino stands.
Wines: Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG, Rosso di Montalcino DOC and Cerbaione Toscana IGT (Sangiovese and Merlot).

   
  Casanova di Neri | L'azienda Agricola Casanova di Neri | Loc. Fiesole, 53024 Montalcino - Siena

    The Casanova di Neri farm began in 1971 when Giovanni Neri bought a large estate within the territory of Montalcino. Casanova di Neri comprises 36 hectares of vineyards divided between four quite distinct areas: il Pietradonice in Castelnuovo dell'Abate, le Cetine in Sant'Angelo in Colle, il Cerretalto and il Fiesole
Wines: Rosso di Montalcino DOC, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Cerretalto and Sant'Antimo Rosso DOC Pietradonice.

   
  Castelgiocondo | Tenuta Di Castelgiocondo - Societa' Agricola | Localita' Pod. Carrione, 53024 Montalcino - Siena
www.frescobaldi.it

 
   

Marchesi de' Frescobaldi currently owns the largest extent of vineyards in Tuscany, 5000 hectares of estate properties, over 1000 hectares of estate vineyards, six estates in Tuscany: Castello di Nipozzano, Castello di Pomino, designed by Florentine architect Gherardo Silvani, Tenuta di Castiglioni, Costa Di Nugola, Castel Giocondo and Santa Maria.

Castel Giocondowas onstructed in 1100 to guard the road from the port at Talamone to Siena, the castle has belonged to the Frescobaldi family since 1989.
Frescobaldi CastelGiocondo was one of the first four wineries since XVIX century to bottle and produce Brunello.
Castel Giocondo lies on the Maremma-facing slope of Montalcino, at elevations ranging from 180 to 450 metres, and comprises 815 hectares, with 235 hectares under vine. A total of 152 hectares are officially registered for the production of Brunello di Montalcino.
The wines produced at the Castel Giocondo estate are Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG, Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Campo ai Sassi Rosso di Montalcino DOC, and Lamaione IGT.

Santa Maria

Marchesi de' Frescobaldi purchased this property in 1997. Located in the southernmost section of the Morellino di Scansano area, Santa Maria lies below the village of Magliano in Tuscany. Its 55 hectares of high density planted vineyards are mainly Sangiovese, with a small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon.
Santa Maria Morellino di Scansano DOC is one of the newest wines from the Frescobaldi house and was first produced in 2000.

 

Castel Giocondo

 

Castelli Martinozzi | Az. Agr. Castelli Martinozzi | Villa S. Restituta, 104, 53024 Montalcino - Siena
www.castellimartinozzi.com

 
    The Villa S. Restituta farm is one of the oldest in the comunity of Montalcino. For many centuries it's a property of the Castelli Martinozzi family as testify the chapel joined to the landlord's villa. The farm Castelli Martinozzi is situated 10 km from Montalcino and towers over the vally of Orcia and the hills that indicate in the west the bound of the Maremma of Tuscany. Its area is of 160 hectares of which 12 hectares of vineyard.
Wines: Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Riserva, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Rosso di Montalcino DOC.

 
  Castello Altesi Tricerchi | Azienda Agraria Altesi Castello Tricerchi

   
    Castello Altesi Tricerchi was built to guard and control the lands belonging to the noble Tricerchi family, whose roots in Sienese government go back to the 13th century. The building was originally designed in the middle of the 15th century as a residence, and today it belongs to the Squarcia family.The winery is located in the former granary of the 15 th century Castello Altesi.
The 11 hectare vineyard produces Brunello di Montalcino DOCG and Rosso di Montalcino DOC.

   
Castello Romitorio | Localita' Romitorio, 279, 53024 Montalcino - Siena
www.castelloromitorio.com

   
 

Castello Romitorio, a massive twelfth-century hilltop fortress in Montalcino, since 1986 has produced exquisite Tuscan wines, grappa, and olive oil. Castello Romitorio was founded by reknowned artist Sandro Chia, in 1984. The castle was previously owned by the Baron Giorgio Franchetti. The current structure was originally designed in the thirteen-hundreds as a fortress to defend the city of Montalcino. Sandro Chia bought the 12th century Castello Romitorio in 1984 and turned it into a vineyard. He constructed a cellar on the ground floor and installed up-to-date winemaking equipment. Sandro Chia's first wine, Romito del Romitorio was bottled in 1984. Recently, Chia hired oenologist Carlo Ferrini to oversee the winemaking. Because Sandro’s paintings appear on most of the estate's wine labels, each bottle is a work of art.
Sandro Chia, among others, formed the Italian movement Transavanguardia ("beyond avant-garde"). Transavanguardia was a reaction against the art of the 70's which was conceptual and minimalist; it brought on a return of pure enjoyment of painting, drawing on various artistic influences, and producing large-scale figurative paintings.
Wines produced are Brunello di Montalcino Castello Romitorio, Rosso di Montalcino DOC Castello Romitorio and Romito del Romitorio Castello Romitorio.
Castello Romitorio recently acquired an estate in the L'Aquilia region of Scansano. The estate, named Ghiaccio Forte after an ancient Etruscan city whose ruins lie meters from the vineyard's cantina, occupies an imposing hill and ten hectares of vineyards. The grapes utilized in the Morellino di Scansanoare a blend of Sangiovese, Petit Verdot, and Syrah.

 
Castello Romitorio
     
  Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona| Loc. Molinello - 53024 Montalcino - Siena
www.ciaccipiccolomini.com

 
    Ciacci Piccolomini d’ Aragona vineyards, property of the family Bianchini, are located in the south, south-west side of Montalcino tuscany at an altitude between 240 and 360 mt above sea level.
The modern history of the winery Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona- ownership of several generations of families Ciaccia and Piccolomini - began with 1985, when Giuseppe Bianchini became the owner of an estate that was still based on the principles of mezzadria, the medieval system of share-cropping or metayage. There were only four hectares of vineyards that he had convinced the ageing Piccolomini Countess to plant. Since then, in little more than a decade, the estate has been transformed into a winery. Today, Paolo and Lucia Bianchini - the children of the famous winemaker Giuseppe Bianchini, who died in 2004, manage the estate.
Ciacci Piccolomini d’ Aragona now owns three wine cellars.
The historic cellar called Palazzo erected in the XVII century is the place where the most valuable wines are aged. It can be visited by appoitment.
The new cellar Molinello is the estate headquarters with fermentation, ageing and refinement rooms and where the offices and the wine shop take place.
The S. Stefano cellar, a recent acquisition, located in Montenero (Grosseto province) is used only for the production of the Montecucco Sangiovese DOC wine.
Ciacci Piccolomini D'Aragona produces many Montalcino Wines: Rosso di Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino and many other with different grape varietal.
Ateo Sant'Antimo Rosso. In 1989, a difficult year that fell in between two excellent vintages, a wine named ATEO (meaning “atheist”) was created as a consequence only to produce Brunello in less than ideal vintages. This decision coincided with the first harvests from the Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot vineyards.
Fabius Sant'Antimo Rosso is dedicated to Fabius de’ Vecchis, bishop of Montalcino, who in 1672 built the Palazzo which houses the estate’s headquarters and historic cellar. The Grape varietal of this wine is 100% Syrah.
The Montecucco Sangiovese D.O.C. The estate has vineyards and a new cellar near Montenero (Grosseto province), in the designated area for the production of Montecucco DOC.

   
  Citille di Sopra | Azienda Agricola Citille di Sopra | Loc. Citille di Sopra 46, 53028 Torrenieri - Siena
www.citille.com

 
    In over one hundred hectares in Fabio Innocenti’s Citille di Sopra, at present just 5,5 hectares are cultivated by vineyard.
Wines: Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Rosso di Montalcino DOC and Toscana I.G.T.

   
  Col d'Orcia | Tenuta Col d'Orcia, 53020 S. Angelo in Colle - SI|
www.coldorcia.it

 
    The Col D’Orcia estate is one of the oldest companies of Montalcino, being present in 1933 with the name “Fattoria di Sant’Angelo in Colle” at the First Exhibition of Italian wines held in Siena, with three vintages of Brunello. In 1973 Alberto Marone Cinzano took over the company, with the aim to contribute to the development and success of Montalcino and its Brunello on world markets. From 1977 the company has been under the direction of Edoardo Virano and from 1992 the Col D’Orcia estate is presided over by Francesco Marone Cinzano. Col d'Orcia wines are estate produced and bottled, with grapes grown mostly on the estate and partly in surrounding farms whose vineyards are supervised by Col d’Orcia. Col D’Orcia estate is located on the southern slope of the Montalcino territory, on hilly lands and extends over 540 hectares, from the Orcia river to the village of Sant’Angelo in Colle. 142 hectares are cultivated by vineyard, including the single vineyard sites Banditella, Poggio al Vento, Bozzolino, Banditella, Giardino, Pian di Vitino, Nastagio, Pascena and Campone.
Wines : Poggio al Vento Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Banditella Rosso di Montalcino DOC, Olmaia Cabernet Toscana IGT, Nearco Toscana IGT Nearco Toscana IGT, Pascena Moscadello di Montalcino Vendemmia Tardiva D.O.C. and Pinot Grigio Sant'Antimo DOC.

Wine in Tuscany | Biological or organic wine in southern Tuscany

   
  Colleoni | Podere Santa Maria | Loc Santa Maria 289 – Montalcino

 
    Santa Maria is located just outside the eastern wall of the village of Montalcino wherein historically stood the antique defensive bulwark of the Senese republic and has a splendid view of the valley D'Orcia, Val d'Arbia, Le Crete, and Siena itself.
In 1998, Luisa and Marino Colleoni bought a plot of land in the Montalcino area and discovered neglected vines which had formerly been registered in the Brunello zone. Two years later Marino made his first wine. A hectare and a half of vineyards organically farmed.
Marino crafts three styles, Rosso, Brunello and some rosé for the house.
Wines: Colleoni Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Santa Maria, Rosso di Montalcino DOC Santa Maria

   
  Collosorbo | Tenuta di Collosorbo | Località Villa a Sesta, 53020 Castelnuovo Abate, Montalcino - Siena

    In order to know the story of the Tenuta di Sesta, from which Collosorbo derives, we must go back in time to the 8th century. The name, Sexta, appeared for the first time in the year 715 A.D.
Wines: Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Rosso di Montalcino DOC, Sant’Antimo DOC and Rosso Terrarossa.

   
  Corte Pavone | Loc. Casanuova, 53024 Montalcino - Siena
http://www.loacker.net

 
    The Loacker estate Corte Pavone extends across the Montalcino hillsides at around 500 metres altitude. Corte Pavone' was owned by the Martini family from Montalcino from around 1940 to 1988 and was subsequently managed by the Swiss company Terre Bindella. The Rainer Loacker family acquired it in 1996.

   
  Crocedimezzo | Tenuta Croce di Mezzo | Località La Croce, Montalcino - Siena
www.crocedimezzo.com

 
    The farm belongs to Barbara and Roberto Nannetti, together with their mother Fiorella Vannoni and has a total surface of 47 hectares, 12 of which are vineyard. For over thirty years, the estate Tenuta Crocedimezzo has produced Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Rosso di Montalcino DOC, Grappa di Brunello, Rosolio from rose petals and a table wine Crociato Nero - Vino da Tavola which is aged for two years in barriques.

   
  Cupano | Azienda Agricola Cupano | Podere Centine 31, Loc. Camigliano, 53024 Montalcino - Siena
www.cupano.it

 
  Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Rosso di Montalcino DOC and Ombrone DOC Sant’Antimo Rosso.

   
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Donatella Cinelli Colombini | Casato Prime Donne | Località Podere Casato 17, 53024 Montalcino - Siena
www.cinellicolombini.it

 
  At Casato Prime Donne there are 18 hectares of vineyard. The winemakers are all women. Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Rosso di Montalcino DOC. In the winery for the production and ageing of the Brunello di Montalcino, the barrels and barriques are set among frescoes showing the history of Montalcino. There is a visual explanation of the origins of its name (literally, Mount of the Oak) of the Battle of Montaperti where the inhabitants of Montalcino earned the nickname of Beccamorti (gravediggers).

   
F Fanti | Fanti Tenuta San Filippo | Località Palazzo, 14, Castelnuovo dell'Abate, 53020 Montalcino - Siena
www.fantisanfilippo.com

 
    The San Filippo Estate has belonged to the Fanti Family since the beginning of the eighteenth century. It extends over about 300 hectares, of which 52 are specialized vineyards. The area of vineyards has been developed in the amphitheatre of the south facing hills of Castelnuovo dell'Abate, at 350-430m asl, a part of which are to be found quite near the wonderful Roman Basilica of Sant'Antimo, and the rest in the hill side slopes from Castelnuovo dell'Abate toward Orcia. Selected clones of Brunello have been replanted while at the same time accurate experimentation with climate and soil has also led to Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrak, and Alicante (a Spanish vine which arrived in the Italian region of Maremma in 1500 during the rule of the Orbetello Garrison House) vine varieties being planted, for the production of a Sant'Antimo selection.
Brunello di Montalcino D.O.C.G., Rosso di Montalcino D.O.C., Sant' Antimo Rosso D.O.C., Vinsanto D.O.C., Macchiarelle Sant' Antimo Bianco D.O.C.

   
  Fattoi | Capanna di Fattoi | Pod. Capana 101, 53024, Montalcino - Siena
www.fattoi.it

 
    The Azienda Fattoi is found in the southern area of the Comune of Montalcino, south of the Chiesa Santa Restitutain, at the junction of the Ombrone and Orcia rivers. The 70 hectare holding is divided into 9 hectares of Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino vineyards.
Wines: Rosso di Montalcino DOC, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG and Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Riserva.

   
  Ferrero | Azienda Agricola Capanne Ricci and Ferrero - Azienda Agricola Ferrero | Sant'Angelo in Colle, Montalcino - Siena

 
    The Ferrero Estate is located at the Podere Pascena, about half way between Sant’Angelo in Colle and Sant’Angelo Scalo, two small villages on the southern slopes of Montalcino. It is a small family owned vineyard covering just 3 hectares. Claudia Ferrero's property is in Montalcino's southwest, her winery is situated between Argiano and Banfi's Poggio all'Oro.

   
  Fornace | Azienda Agricola La Fornace | Podere La Fornace, 53024 Montalcino - Siena
www.agricola-lafornace.it

 
    A small family-owned farm producing Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Riserva (only in the excellent years), and Rosso di Montalcino DOC.

   
  Fornacella | Podere Fornacella Azienda Agricola | Loc. Fornacella, 53024 Montalcino - Siena  
         
  Fornacina | Azienda Agricola Fornacina |
www.cantinafornacina.it

   
    Family-owned estate producing Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Riserva (only in the excellent years), and Rosso di Montalcino DOC.

   
 

Fortius | Azienda Il Grappolo | 53020 S. Angelo in Colle (Montalcino) - Siena
www.ilgrappolofortius.it

   
    The Il Grappolo estate covers some 25 hectares south of Montalcin producing Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Rosso di Montalcino DOC and Sassocheto Il Grappolo, Toscana IGT.

   
  La Fortuna | Azienda Agricola La Fortuna | Loc. La Fortuna, 83 - 53024 Montalcino - Siena
www.tenutalafortuna.it

    Wines: La Fortuna Brunello di Montalcino Riserva D.O.C.G., La Fortuna Brunello di Montalcino D.O.C.G., La Fortuna Rosso di Montalcino D.O.C., La Fortuna Sant’Antimo D.O.C. and Fortunello I.G.T.

   
  Fossacolla | Azienda Agraria Fossacolle di Marchetti Sergio | Loc. Tavernelle, 7 53024 Montalcino
www.cantinafornacina.it

   
    Family-owned estate producing Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Rosso di Montalcino DOC and Rosso di Toscana IGT.

   
  Tenute Friggiali e Pietranera | Agricola Centolani s.r.l.| Strada Maremmana, Loc.Friggial, 53024 Montalcino - Siena
www.tenutafriggialiepietranera.it

    The Peluso Centolani family possesses two major wine estates in Montalcino: Tenuta Friggiali, with cellars and offices, and Tenuta Pietranera, whose vineyards, olive groves, arable land and woods cover approximately 200 hectares.
Wines: Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Friggiali DOCG, Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Friggiali RiservaDOCG, Brunello di Montalcino Pietranera DOCG, Brunello di Montalcino Pietranera Riserva DOCG and from the grapes of the youngest vineyards, the Rosso di Montalcino Pietranera DOC.

   
  Fullingi | Azienda Agraria Fossacolle di Marchetti Sergio | Via S. Saloni, 32, Montalcino
www.fuligni.it

   
 

The Fuligni Estate spreads over approximately one hundred fully-cultivated hectares of land on the eastern side of Montalcino where, historically, the most authentic production of Brunello emerged. The vines, which extend over ten hectares, are primarily located at Cottimelli. producing Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Riserva, Rosso di Montalcino DOC Ginestreto and the San Jacopo Toscana IGT.

On the notes of various international music events, a group of musicians and winemakers, with a fervent passion for music, including Roberto Guerrini Fuligni and friends, launched an original music festival Music and Tuscan Reds.

   
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La Gerla | Fattoria La Gerla | Loc. Canalicchio, 53024 Montalcino - Siena
www.lagerlamontalcino.com

    The farmhouse, with the characteristic name “Colombaia” was once the property of the Biondi Santi family. They used it to make one of the best Brunellos in the area. Sergio Rossi purchased the property in 1976 . Not long afterwards, in 1978, he created the trademark La Gerla. The estate La Gerla estate has 11,5 hectares (28,41 acres) under vine. The vineyards are in two different areas, both within the confines of Montalcino territory; Canalicchio (north east) and Castelnuovo dell’Abate (south east).
Wines: Brunello di Montalcino D.O.C.G., Brunello di Montalcino riserva D.O.C.G.Gli Angeli, Rosso di Montalcino DOC and Birba IGT.

   
  Gianni Brunelli | Brunelli | Le Chiuse di Sotto. Loc. Podernovone 53024, Montalcino - Siena
www.giannibrunelli.it

 
    The wines include a very good Brunello, aged in Slavonian oak as above. Some barrique ageing, and blending with Merlot, is employed to produce his Sant' Antimo Rosso.
Gianni Brunelli, who died unexpectedly of natural causes on Saturday, November 15, at 61 years of age, was a steadfast defender of traditional winemaking and a famous producer of acclaimed Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino. Brunelli was also one of Siena’s most celebrated restaurateurs: his Osteria Le Logge was widely considered one of the best destinations for classic Tuscan cuisine.

   
       
I Il Marroneto | Azienda Agricola il Marroneto di Mori Alessandro | Località Madonna delle grazie 307, 53024 Montalcino - Siena
www.ilmarroneto.it

 
    Brunello di Montalcino Madonna delle Grazie, Brunello di montalcino il Marroneto, Il Marroneto Rosso di Montalcino Ignaccio.

   
 

Il Paradiso di Frassina | Azienda Agricola
il Paradiso di Frassina | Località Frassina n.41, 53024 Montalcino - Siena
www.alparadisodifrassina.it

 
    Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Do 12 Uve IGT Maremma Toscana Rosso, Gea Sant’Antimo Rosso DOC
An entire vineyard of about 3 acres is dedicated to Mozart music. Numerous oudspeakers are placed in this vineyard, in such a way as to create areas of high, medium and low sound intensity. The aim is to monitor the effects of sounds in the best possible way while allowing the great beauty of Mozart's complete work to express itself.
All compositions (about 60 hours between chamber music, symphonies oroperas ) are spread out 24 hours out of 24 in the most pampered vineyard in the world. Starting with 2008 it will yield its first Brunello Wine, grown entirely among Mozart's harmonies!
 
       
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Podere Santa Pia is located in the heart of the Valle d'Ombrone, and one can easily reach some of the most beautiful attractions of Tuscany, such as Siena, Montalcino, Pienza, Montepulciano and San Quirico d'Orcia, famous for their artistic heritage, wine, olive oil production and gastronomic traditions. The farmhouse is situated on a hilltop beneath Castiglioncello Bandini, in the township of Cinigiano, and is surrounded by countryside of an unspoilt natural beauty.



The Maremma is in the south-western portion of Tuscany and continues across the regional border into Lazio. Podere Santa Pia, situated in a particularly scenic valley, which overlooks on the hills around Cinigiano, up to the Maremma seashore and Monte Christo. In the evening, lulled by the tranquility, you can admire the splendid sunsets and star-filled skies, enchanting your spirit.