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
“This is really beautiful with black cherries, porcini mushrooms, black walnuts and dried flowers on the nose. It’s full-bodied, yet very toned and tight with class and precision. Wonderful length and focus. Goes on for minutes. What a wine from here. Best ever? Try after 2025.” 97 Points, October 2020
The Wine Advocate Tasting Note
“In years past, I have commented on the pretty mineral nuances laced into the bouquet of this single-vineyard wine. The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Vigneto Manachiara delivers those tones with extreme clarity and precision, giving this vintage a distinctive personality and identity. Equally impressive, however, is the structure and fiber of the wine that is clearly more robust, concentrated and well-balanced overall. This quality comes from both the fruit and the oak, and these two forces play against each other with nice contrasts. It is no exaggeration to say that this vintage delivers “more Brunello” on all fronts compared to recent past vintages. This is a standout wine.” 97 Points, Monica Larner, November 2020
Wine Spectator Tasting Note
Vanilla and toasty oak aromas and flavors are wrapped around a core of cherry, plum and tobacco in this stylish red. With air, the oak recedes and a mineral element emerges. Shows fine balance and a lingering finish. Best from 2024 through 2042. 830 cases made, 100 cases imported. 94 points, Bruce Sanderson, June 2021
Pair with roasted lamb, steak and mature cheeses