Bertani Domains: great projects
Among the different experiences I’ve had in the last few weeks, including those abroad, the Bertani Domains project is one of the most unique. The group, owned by the Angelini family, started from the fame and values of the Bertani winery (Valpolicella) to present its new extraordinary projects for the Estates in Friuli (Puiatti) and Tuscany (in the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Chianti and Montalcino areas).
Under the guidance of Emilio Pedron (for a long time manager of Gruppo Italiano Vini) and agronomist Andrea Lonardi, keen experimenter, new and really innovative wines are being produced, that follow, however an idea of “identity” deep-rooted in Bertani values, which is why the name Bertani Domains has been given to the whole group.
In particular, I tasted an excellent, silky Chianti 2013 produced with the old “governo” method (with the addition of partially-dried grapes after malolactic fermentation) and a Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2011 called Santa Caterina which exalts the character of the local Sangiovese variety, thanks to the adoption of the most modern precision viticulture techniques.
Thanks to Bertani Domains, Montalcino (Val di Suga) once again offers expressions of the territory with rare precision: I tasted three crus from 2009 (Poggio al Granchio, Vigna Spuntali and Vigna del Lago), each with a well-defined character, the first from riper fruit, the second fine, taut and powerful, and the third with rare freshness and finesse. Thrilling.
From September to December I will have the honour of accompanying the presentation of the Bertani Domains project in Europe. It will be a pleasure and starts on 9th September in London. If you would like to join us, to hear about a modern account of high quality, write to me at my private email address: email@example.com.
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