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
I like the transparent savoriness here, with aromas of currants, dried cherries, chocolate, dried flowers and bark. Medium-bodied, with gently chewy tannins and a fine, fresh and elegant finish. Drink or hold. 93 Points, November 2022
Packaged with the burgundy-colored label, the Tenute Silvio Nardi 2018 Brunello di Montalcino reveals a darkly saturated, almost inky appearance with black ruby highlights. The bouquet is laced with dark cherry fruit and blackberry preserves, and there is juice and energy inside, which is very nice. A second wave of spice and mild tobacco adds to the wine’s volume and intensity. I do feel the oak tannins. However, the wine’s powerful 15.5% alcohol content is an obstacle that takes away from the elegance of the grape. This is a 150,000-bottle production. 91 Points, Monica Larner, March 2023
Shows depth and an opulent texture enveloping black cherry, plum, earth and soy flavors, with the foundation of dusty tannins leaving an astringent feel on the finish — so think hearty foods and protein. Best from 2026 through 2045. 91 Points, Bruce Sanderson, June 2023
Pair with steak or rich fish such as sturgeon, tuna or salmon