Padelletti Brunello di Montalcino 2017
The Padelletti have four hectares from which they produce a Brunello. The maceration is at a minimum of 20 days but can be up to 30 days, depending on the character of the vintage. It is aged for two to three years in large format French and Slavonian oak barrels. The wine is left in bottle for six to twelve months before being released.
In today’s crazy world of Brunello mania, a lot of folks don’t realize that the serene Padelletti winery on the north side of Montalcino village is one of the places that it all began.
Not only was Raffaello Padelletti (1837-1900) one of the fathers of modern Brunello as we know it today. But he was also the first to bring international recognition to the appellation and is credited with having produced and bottled what is believed to be the oldest Brunello di Montalcino (not the other legacy winery that is often mentioned as having been the first to produce Brunello).
Montalcino is a small town and even today, its leading families still can trace their roots or have some familial connection, often by marriage, to this storied clan.
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