Such is the quality of the vineyards in this small estate that Adriano Bambagioni has been able to produce wines that have won numerous accolades. Adriano learned his trade during the 10 years that he worked together with Giacomo Tachis at Argiano, where he is the cellarmaster. The estate has been owned by the Marchetti family, Adriano’s in-laws, since 1700, and Adriano’s son, Stefano, now works alongside him.
The estate is situated in south central Montalcino and covers four hectares of vineyards, 2.5 of which are destined for Brunello. The vineyards are located at 300 metres above sea level and are south facing. The first vines were planted in 1984 and with about 4,000 plants per hectare.
It’s produced in tiny quantities: only around 10,000 bottles in each vintage. But for those lucky enough to get hold of a bottle or two, they’re Brunellos of the very highest order. And the secret is just getting out.
James Suckling – 97 pts
Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate – 93 ptsAdditional informations (PDF)