Tuesday, July 17, 2007


Crete- where the top soil in vineyards has washed away leaving bald spots where vines can't grow.

Owner of Carmigliano and Joe Best

Calanco- the red soil and rock that is typical of the area

Southwest facing vineyard soaking up the sun

Pete M is 7 '6 to give you perspective of this barrel

Campo al Mori

A Village Winery

Located in the South Western side of Montalcino

The village was established in the 1100's

Currently around 32 people live in the village

1957 Carmigliano was purchased by the current owners
Quote of the Tour- "Robert Parker doesn't like me"-owner of Carmigliano

Changes in the cellar over time have moved from producing all wines in Slovenian oak to larger french oak barrels made by Gamba.

Rosso di Montalcino
All grapes are farmed to the standards of Brunello. When the grapes arrive in the cellar it is determined which wine they will end up in
Rosso di montalcinos only see about 6 months in oak

Tasting Notes-
03 Brunello Barrel sample
Concentrated with dark color. Classic nose of earth, dusty cherries, and anise. Fatter on the palate with vibrant acidity and lots of primary fruits. New world brunello in the best way.

04 Brunello Barrel sample- 'like judging a mans life at the age of 8"
Beautiful, fresh, espresso and red fruit. This is going to be a keep.

Cabernet Sauvignon Sant Antimo DOC 600 cases produced
Dark Fruit, rich texture, soft, easy drinking. California cab in a Italian leather jacket. A bit more soul and earth and only framed in light french oak.

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