Podere Brizio wine tasting Montalcino
Podere Brizio in Montalcino offers wine tastings of Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino and visit the vineyards and wine cellars
Podere Brizio: a winemaking gem
Twenty-seven hectares in total, 11.5 of which are planted with Sangiovese grapes and two with olive trees, make up Podere Brizio, a gem in the Montalcino hills. Arriving at the small but cosy estate, you will be swept away by a most unique setting. You will lose yourself among the majestic olive trees, harmonious vineyards and fragrant groves in an environment capable of producing 50,000 bottles of wine a year.
Our wine is produced as naturally as possible because our goal is to capture our surroundings and bring them to the glass. The land is our best friend: a living, healthy soil rich in microbial interactions, which give our wine a freshness and unique flavour.
Podere Brizio focuses on sustainable agriculture. No chemical additives are used in our vineyards, just plenty of hard work on the part of our farmers who constantly accompany the cultivation with vineyard-friendly actions like planting natural fertilisers that oxygenate the soil and enrich and mineralise it. Our philosophy accompanies every single grape from plant to bottle, giving our wine a decisive and harmonious structure.
Cultivation is sustainable, as is the harvest, which is done by hand with a serious and determined selection of only the best grapes, as tradition dictates. Once harvested, all the grapes are fermented in stainless steel tanks without the use of chemical additives, but with indigenous yeasts that leave intact the natural flavour of the grapes, the nuances of the land and the taste of the maritime-scented air around us.
Podere Brizio wine is aged in 54-hectolitre French oak barrels that not Alliers roasted. We believe that it’s a wise choice to abandon the barrique in favour of the large wooden cask, a choice made with one goal: to preserve the characteristics of the fruit without altering the flavour and freshness in any way.
Our wine thus wine takes on full maturity in the simplest possible way, evolving with natural freshness, a freshness that is found in the glass, where you’ll discover a complex wine that’s fresh to drink with a fruity aftertaste, positioned in a classic style.
The large casks are kept in the cellar, which will soon be enlarged to over 400 square metres. The winery is adjacent the homestead and easily accessible on foot via a path that runs between the garden and the forest. It’s a short walk that’s entirely worth it.
Our tastings include local cheeses, hand-cut rustic ham, produce from our land and that of our neighbors, perfect to accompany the flavors and aromas of the grapes, which grow fully and voluptuously caressed by the breeze drifting inland from the Tyrrhenian Sea.
Aroma, flavor and textures: these are the attributes can be delved during a tasting at Podere Brizio. A story told in a glass, an experience that embraces the senses and the emotions, shrouded in local legend and the painstaking labors of our workers.
Every sip reveals a new aroma, a new flavor, a new emotion; a fruity aftertaste followed by full flavour then a hint of moss. Every sip tells the story of each grape, each cask, each bottle. A story of passion, love for the land, reverence for the vineyard, the purpose of the Podere.
Brunello di Montalcino, Rosso di Montalcino or the prestigious Riserva: the choice is yours. But, if you really can’t decide, follow our wine waiter’s advice to savor our finest wines — become part of the history of Podere Brizio.
Lovers of Podere Brizio wine can purchase bottles from the on-site enoteca wine bar. Taking a bottle of our wine home with you means remembering the relaxing ambience of Podere Brizio among friends and family, within the four walls of your own home; it means savoring a full-bodied wine reminiscent of the aromas of our land, vineyards and oak trees.
A gift for a close friend, a memento for you and your dear ones, to be uncorked and enjoyed with grilled meats or intense mushroom and truffle pasta dishes.
Brunello, Rosso di Montalcino, Riserva… choose your favorite bottle or buy all 3 to keep alive the memory of your stay with us. In front of the fireplace or in a modern loft, watching TV or snuggling on the sofa with friends, savoring Brunello di Montalcino di Podere Brizio will bring you back to our land, breathing in all 36 months of aging, the power of the oak barrique, the fruity and full-bodied depths that only Brunello DOGC 2010 can offer.
Otherwise, opt for Rosso di Montalcino, fresh and fruity, and take home an unmistakable wine. Sipping it is like seeing your hands gather each single bunch, watching the tractor transport the grapes to the cellar and feeling the sea breeze that caresses our olive trees. Much more than a glass of wine, an authentic experience to be enjoyed among friends and family.
For special occasions, purchase a bottle of Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2007 and take home a bold wine, which releases the smells of the wood surrounding the vineyard and recalls your time in Tuscany. Your taste buds are left craving more.
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Foresteria Podere Brizio in Montalcino is surrounded by greenery and tranquillity. Welcoming rooms equipped with every modern comfort