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Encounter with #storiedivino 15 Italian wine producers live on Facebook and Instagram.

Wine-lovers across the globe can now enjoy a virtual encounter with 15 top-ranked wine producers throughout Italy in a “virtual wine fair.” In place of the usual stands will be direct social-media encounters right from the wineries, vineyards, or desks of these wine producers in most of Italy’s regions. Anyone using social media can meet with them via the wineries’ Facebook and Instagram pages.

 

During these weeks, while almost all of us in the world are “sheltering in place” in our homes, spring has awakened the vines. In synch with the season, wine producers are looking resolutely towards the future. Each of them is ready to personally describe the wines that, following long months of maturation and bottle-ageing, are ready for their journey to the tables of consumers in all corners of the globe. Each bottle has a story of a growing year, and, behind that, the passion, beauty, and values classic to Eternal Italy.       

 

After they introduce their new vintages, the producers will be happy to engage in conversation with wine-lovers and wine sector professionals and to respond “live” to any questions they may have.  (Note: All times are CET-Central European Time)

Monday, 6 April: Ricasoli 1141 (IG 3pm), Tenuta di Ghizzano (FB 4pm), Pio Cesare 1881 (IG 6pm)

Tuesday, 7 April: Azienda Vitivinicola Passopisciaro (FB 4pm), Conte Vistarino (IG 4.30pm), San Leonardo (IG 5pm)

Wednesday, 8 April: Tenuta di Trinoro (4pm on Instagram under „passopisciaro_trinoro“), Tenute Silvio Nardi (FB 4.30pm), Castello di Querceto (FB 5pm), Fattoria Le Pupille (IG 5.30pm)

Thursday, 9 April: Ornellaia (FB 3pm), Antico Podere Gagliole (IG 3.30pm), Alliance Vinum (FB 4pm), Giodo (IG 4.30pm), Luce della Vite (IG 5pm)

Brunello di Montalcino 2011, Tenute Silvio Nardi

Tenute Silvio Nardi, thanks to its expansive size, encompasses a wide variety of aspects and soils. The Nardi vineyards amount to fully 50 hectares planted to Sangiovese for Brunello, one of the largest vineyard holdings in the entire denomination.

The Brunello di Montalcino Silvio Nardi, enfolds two growing areas (Casale del Bosco and Manachiara), two different hillslopes (both the west slope of Montalcino and the east slope), and a multitude of soils, aspects, and elevations, which only the most painstaking mapping can interpret and exploit.  The Manachiara “clear morning” Vineyard continues to be the focus of widespread interest. The southeast exposure affords its vines sunlight right from the earliest morning. The Poggia Doria vineyard receives its share of attention, with its dark, volcanic soil and abundant rock, loved by the vines, since only this plant’s roots can penetrate deep in search of water.

The winemaking process then brings out of the fruit all of the qualities that derive from the vineyard. Multiple fermentation tanks allow separate fermentations for each individual vineyard parcel, keeping the lots separate until the final blend; the lots are kept separate even during the maturation process in small oak barrels and larger casks and  finally, comes the final blending.

brunello-nardiWe tasted: Brunello di Montalcino 2011

“Pure- Noble” Sangiovese wine. A wine for which blending translates to capturing different notes from different terroirs where softness arrives by gentle aging.

A “Pure- Noble” 100% Sangiovese. This wine has intense ruby red colour. The nose is clean, sophisticated, intense and complex AROMAS, rich in evolved overtones, with hints of anise, ripe wild berries and a light touch of vanilla. In the mouth is warm with supple tannins, great structure, good length and considerable aging capacity. Ideal for pasta with wild boar sauce and game meat dishes.