In 1950 Silvio Nardi bought Casale del Bosco situated west of Montalcino, he then purchased Manachiara to the east in 1962 and Bibbiano Castle. In 1967, the Nardi Estate was among the founders of the important Brunello Consortium. Since 1990 Silvio’s youngest daughter Emilia, has been at the helm, ably assisted by her brothers. Tenute Silvio Nardi aim to produce a modern style Brunello, delicate whilst maintaining the traditional Brunello style. These wines remain full-bodied, are matured 5 years in cellar and may be drunk for years to come.
Vineyard & Vinification Note
Manachiara vineyard located in the municipality of Montalcino with a southeast exposure at approximately 300 m a.s. Soil: Sands rich in quartz and Pliocene clays. Spurred cordon with 4,500 plants/ha. Manual harvest in the first half of October with careful selection of the finest grapes. Total destemming; fermentation and maceration for at least 20 days at a controlled temperature of 28/30°C. Maturation for 12 months in French oak barriques (Allier), followed by 18 months in large oak barrels from Slavonia. Subsequent ageing in bottles for more than a year
Intense, deep ruby red colour with slight garnet highlights. Clean, intense and complex aromas with hints of ripe fruit, accompanied by floral notes, enhanced with a delicate spicy component. On the palate offers a mellow first impact that continues with an assertive evolution, supported by the right degree of acidity. Has great structure supported by supple, sweet and enveloping tannins with a very good length. An excellent wine to lay down.
James Suckling Tasting Note
There’s real finesse and focus to this red with floral, berry and wet-earth undertones on the nose and palate. Full body, integrated tannins and a long and focused finish. Shows a linear and precise palate. Excellent. Drink now or hold. 96 Points, September 2019
The Wine Advocate Tasting Note
Tenute Silvio Nardi farms some very interesting vineyard sites on the northern side of the appellation. Of these sites, the Manachiara vineyard is very distinctive. Cool nighttime temperatures and diurnal shifts add to the sharpness and definition of this pretty wine. From a warm vintage, the 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Vigneto Manachiara benefits from its cool microclimate. The bouquet opens to wild rose and cherry, but there is a unique mineral tone that recalls slate or crushed granite. Subtle spice and milled white pepper give length and complexity to this beautifully balanced Brunello. This is a terrific wine from the lovely 2015 vintage. 95+ Points, Monica Larner, October 2020
Wine Spectator Tasting Note
Rich and dense, featuring sweet, ripe black cherry, plum and earth flavors. The immediate gratification is swept away by dense and muscular, yet refined, tannins. The sweet fruit returns on the long finish. Best from 2023 through 2040. 500 cases made, 100 cases imported. 94 Points, Bruce Sanderson, June 2020
Pair with roasted lamb, steak and mature cheeses