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.
Vineyard & Vinification Note
Spurred cordon training system. Manual harvesting in the second half of October. Wine making: Fermentation and maceration for at least 20 days at temperature controlled vats. Maturation for 12 months in new and used French oak barriques (allier), followed by 12 months in large Slovanian oak barrels. Bottle aged for at least 6 months
Intense ruby red colour with garnet highlights. Clean, sophisticated, intense and complex aroma, rich in evolved overtones, with hints of anise, ripe wild berries and a light touch of vanilla. Warm with supple tannins, great structure, good length and considerable ageing capacity.
Beautifully polished and bright, the Tenute Silvio Nardi 2015 Brunello di Montalcino offers a textbook rendition from this slightly warm vintage. The wine sketches out classic lines with a generous and full array of Sangiovese aromas. These range from wild fruit and dried cherry to tilled earth, cola and balsam herb. There’s a pretty note of blue flower or lilac as well for added elegance. The finish is smooth with integrated tannins and balanced acidity. All the elements work harmoniously here and would be nicely accentuated by a spezzatino di maiale, or pork shoulder slow-cooked with tomato, shallots, red wine and peas. 94 Points, Monica Larner, October 2020
James Suckling Tasting Note
A linear and tight 2015, like many others, with a medium body, firm and fresh tannins and acidity and a berry, walnut and spice palate. Drink now. 94 Points, July 2019
Wine Spectator Tasting Note
Monolithic today, this red compacts black cherry, plum, tar and tobacco flavors into the chewy tannins. Will need time and faith to find balance. Best from 2024 through 2037. 14,160 cases made, 2,000 cases imported. 90 Points, Bruce Sanderson, June 2020
Pair with steak or rich fish such as sturgeon, tuna or salmon