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. Their Rosso di Montalcino is fruit forward and delicious. A “mini Brunello” ready to drink now
Vineyard & Vinification Note
Various vineyards situated in the municipality of Montalcino with a North-West exposure at approximately 300 meters above sea level.
Soil composition: Marl and marly sandy
Training system: spurred cordon with 5,200 plants/ha
Manual harvest in cases in the first half of October
Total destemming followed by a brief, cold, pre-fermentation maceration; fermentation and maceration for at least 15 days depending on the lot, at a controlled temperature of 30°c.
Ageing in new and used casks of various sizes for 12 months followed by bottle ageing.
Intense ruby red colour. Pronounced aromas characterised by hints of ripe red fruits, together with a nice spicy component. The palate is warm, soft, fruity and full. Firmly structured with strong but velvety, non-aggressive tannins. Good length. A “mini Brunello” ready to drink now.
A flavorful wine with chocolate, walnut and berry character. Medium body, plenty of fruit and a delicious finish. Drink now. 91 Points, Sept 2017
Black pepper, plum, leather and earth aromas and flavors mark this vibrant red. Built to age over the short term, with a long, loamy finish. Drink now through 2020. 4,167 cases made. 90 Points, Bruce Sanderson – July 2017
Pair well with meat, some cheeses and hearty pasty dishes