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
Tenute Silvio Nardi is an estate worth visiting. It occupies one of the most extreme locations in the appellation, tucked away into the hills north of the town in a wild no-man’s-land of its own. Once you get there, there is a cosy, warm feeling, with vineyards carved out of the surrounding Mediterranean shrub oaks and forests. If you taste forest floor, button mushroom and wildflowers in the 2017 Brunello di Montalcino, you could easily imagine this magical place. This is a silky, mid-weight Brunello with a cool-climate character (which is preserved despite the hot vintage). An ample 114,000 bottles are hitting the market now. 93 Points, Monica Larner, Feb 2022
James Suckling Tasting Note
This is a beautiful, fresh 2017 Brunello with fine tannins and a medium body of cherry, bark, cedar and pine-needle flavors. It’s long and polished with ultra-fine tannins and fresh acidity. Nicely done for the vintage. Drink or hold. 94 Points, November 2021.
Wine Spectator Tasting Note
An intense red, with saturated flavors of blackberry and plum shaded by earth, eucalyptus and mineral notes. All its components are in the right place, and it’s backed by a spine of refined and resonant tannins. Best from 2025 through 2042. 8,017 cases made; 2,393 cases imported. 93 Points, Bruce Sanderson, June 2022
Pair with steak or rich fish such as sturgeon, tuna or salmon