Purchased by Brazilian business mogul Alejandro Bulgheroni in 2012, Podere Brizio was once part of the Pieve di Santa Restituta estate in Tavernelle. Reaching 350 metres on marine sand, the vineyards look out over Maremma to the Tuscan coast. The Podere Brizio estate sits on the South-West facing Montalcino hills, in a unique setting nestled among olive groves.
Despite the winery’s relatively recent founding, Podere Brizio vaunts historical provenance, as displayed on the labels depicting the old Parpagliola coin. Minted in 1556, towards the end of the Great Wars of Italy, this coin symbolized the Siena Republic in the year when 600 or so local noble families sought refuge in Montalcino Fortress in order to keep the republic alive. The piece of silver stood for the resistance, determination and fortitude of a place whose history resembles an epic novel.
With 11.5 hectares of vineyards in Montalcino's hottest area, the winery focuses on sustainable viticulture philosophies and true expression of terroir within the wines. This warmer climate grants the grapes an earlier harvest, lending to great fresh fruit accents and balanced acidity.
The hand harvested grapes are traditionally vinified in stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeasts, before ageing for 12 months in large untoasted Slovenian oak casks.
Precise nose, superb and floral. Elegant and delicate berry fruit, with racy mineral complexity. Balanced, harmonious and long. Extremely well structured wine with bergamot notes and an almost orange peel tinge. Lots of savoury tannins and juicy, mouthwatering acidity to keep freshness.