Brunello Di Montalcino
33 to 40 years
Hilly, clay rich
Husband and wife team Claudia Ferrero and Pablo Hari are the owners and winemakers at this estate. Pablo Harri came from Switzerland and spent 17 years as the lead winemaker for Banfi. During that time he met Claudi Ferrero and also purchased vineyards next to Banfi’s reserve vineyards, and eventually began making wines under his own label. Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino has been the focus of Ferrero for the last decade. Their wines are approachable, clean and precise.
Their estate is in an area called Podere Pascena and it sits in the southwesterly corner of Montalcino and is bordered by Argiano and Banfi’s Riserva vineyard “Poggio all’Oro”. The small production of their Brunello di Montalcino averages about 600 cases per year, and is aged in two French Allier casks of 21 and 30 hectoliters (that’s big) for 2 years and then in bottle for another two years before release.