“Beautifully crafted Brunello… Love it!” – Wine Spectator
“The estate’s Brunello is a big, powerful wine.” – Antonio Galloni
After working with some of Montalcino’s most renowned estates for decades as the director of agronomy and winemaking, in 1989 Enzo Tiezzi decided to take on the challenge of running his own estate. He managed to buy 4 separate and small properties, all in close proximity to the village of Montalcino. Dedicated to preserving the tradition of Sangiovese da Brunello, Tiezzi continues to make his wines in the most classical way, with long macerations in the large upright casks (tini di legno) and aging only in 10 to 40 hectoliter Slavonian-oak casks. The resulting wines are ripe and silky with pure fruit and rich, rustic, earthy qualities. From the 2003 vintage, Tiezzi started to produce a single-vineyard bottling from the Madonna del Soccorso vineyard, a plot of high-altitude vines located just beneath the historic village of Montalcino. This bottling bears the original label associated with this vineyard, which is believed to be the first label to ever bear the term “Brunello” in the late 1800s. The vineyard sits at a height of 500 meters above sea level, an exceptional altitude for Montalcino, resulting in gorgeous aromatics. Only about 2000 cases total of Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino combined are produced each year at this tiny estate.