Tenute Silvio Nardi
The history of Silvio Nardi winery is linked to the history of Brunello di Montalcino. Evertyhing started in the fifties, when Silvio Nardi - owner in Altotevere Umbro of one of the first not only Italian companies of agricultural machinery, founded in 1895 - bought the estate of Casale del Bosco in Montalcino. The first "foreigner" to invest in the wine sector in Montalcino, still an unknown country, Silvio Nardi baptizes the first bottle of Brunello from the cellars of Casale del Bosco. The Brunello Consortium is still to come. In 1962 Silvio Nardi bought Tenuta di Manachiara, 40 hectares of land planted with vines near Castelnuovo dell'Abate, 25 km from Casale del Bosco and a few years later became one of the founders of the Brunello di Montalcino Wine Consortium. In the nineties Emilia Nardi, the younger daughter of Silvio, will hold the reins of the winery and continue towards an innovative and restructuring path of the company, refining the scientific experience with the introduction of clonal selections to the experience of tradition. A long-lasting and highly successful project, also awarded by the Ministry of Agriculture which awarded Emilia Nardi the "Dea Terra" award for innovation in agriculture.
Today Tenute Silvio Nardi boasts 36 vineyards in an intact and biologically natural habitat, which is indispensable for the enhancement of each individual terroir. With the important project of clonal selection from the old vineyards, the past is projected into the future of the winery, in each of the two estates. One is located to the west and the other to the east, each has different terroirs and expresses the fineness and the identity of Sangiovese Grosso in a different way, from vineyard to vineyard. Casale del Bosco dates back to the seventeenth century but the origin of the site is certainly Etruscan: on the basis of these pre-existing stands the classic Tuscan profile of the farm-house around which Silvio Nardi estates were born. From this estate comes the precious CRU Vigneto Poggio Doria Brunello: an legant, aristocratic interpretation of Sangiovese. Located to the west where the sun sets, this estate offers elegant and complex wines. Tenuta Manachiara is located, instead, more to the east, as evokes the name itself which means "clear morning". It is morning light and the cradle of the oldest clones. From this estate the precious CRU Vigneto Manachiara Brunello is produced, which still takes its name from the vineyard of the same name and produces more structured and powerful wines.
Silvio Nardi winery produces the famous Brunello di Montalcino, in addition to Rosso di Montalcino, Chianti dei Colli Senesi, Rosso Toscana, with the characteristic of keeping the grapes separate until the moment of the blend. The separate wine-making process of the various grapes also continues in the next phase of aging in wood, entrusted to small barrels from barriques to tonneaux of Allier and large barrels of Slavonian oak.