EMILIA NARDI

Tenute Silvio Nardi


Emilia Nardi heralds from a rich “familial” vine of agricultural excellence. Today Tenute Silvio Nardi is famed for its production of Brunello di Montalcino wine. But the winery had humble beginnings dating back to the late 19th century. In 1895, Francesco Nardi, Emilia’s grandfather, helped transform Italian agriculture with the development of a new plow, the first of many highly successful machines developed by his business, Nardi Francesco e Figli. At that time, Montalcino was no more than a tranquil Tuscan country village of a few houses, shops and vineyards.

Half a century later Silvio Nardi, Francesco Nardi's son, purchased the Casale del Bosco estate and produced his first bottles of Brunello di Montalcino. Soon the Casale del Bosco was recognized as being among Italy's most innovative farms. Silvio Nardi pursued his belief in the importance of specific terroir, and as the area’s winemaking techniques progressed, Brunello di Montalcino soon gained in prestige.

This extraordinary wine is known for its dark, purple-red color which is characterized by rich concentration, elevated acidity and enormous tannic extract. Generally considered to be young at 10 years in an average vintage, the wine’s proponents contend that the best vintages can easily surpass a century and still remain in their prime. In 1980, Brunello di Montalcino became the first Italian wine to receive Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita status.

In 1991, a new generation of inspiration at Tenute Silvio Nardi began with Emilia Nardi, who continued her father's philosophy with knowledge, understanding, enthusiasm and committed dedication. In the exceptional 1995 vintage she first produced Manachiara, a "cru" created from a specially-vinified selection of the finest grapes from a designated vineyard within the estate properties. The principal vineyards of Tenute Silvio Nardi are located on the original estate of Casale del Bosco, a property of 2,022 acres in the northwest part of Montalcino overlooking the Val d'Orcia. The winery’s additional estates encompass ancient vines. In 2001, the estates’ production was approximately 23,000 cases; it is expected to increase to 33,000 cases by 2015.

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