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Brunello di Montalcino DOCG is one of the most prestigious wines in Italy and Il Palazzone is at the forefront of the Montalcino producers regarding quality and consistency over the years. Brunello is a highly regulated product with restrictions as far as the yields and vinification is concerned but, quite apart from fixed factors such as the quality of the land or the microclimate in that area , decisions made in the cellar and in the vineyard can further augment the quality.
Il Palazzone is a small estate that has existed for almost twenty years. It is owned by Richard Parsons. A New Yorker and wine lover, Dick takes an enormous interest in the vineyard despite the time constraints imposed by his day-job as a businessman, formerly the CEO of Time Warner until 2008 and Chairman of the Board of Citigroup until 2012 He is personally present at harvest time and all other key moments of the wine ’ s development. No care is spared in the entire vinification process, with the end result being approximately 8.000bottles of Brunello each year.
The property runs to roughly ten hectares; a mix of beautiful woodlands, vineyards and olive groves. Only 4.5hectares are vineyards and they are all specialised for the production of Brunello. No expense has been spared in order to ensure the quality of the product. We have a very low yield and constant care in the vineyards.
We make a blend of grapes from three geographically separate vineyards with complimentary qualities in order to obtain a perfect balance between fruit and acidity, body and bouquet. The resulting wine has the structure to mature well for many years.
Traditional aging times for Brunello are respected and the wine often receives three or more years in wood instead of the two years specified by the DOCG regulation. In vintages of exceptional high quality a Riserva is produced which spends a further time ageing in wood .
Our Brunello, if stored correctly, can be enjoyed after many years of cellar ageing.