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Alberelli di Giodo

Megastar winemaker Carlo Ferrini fell in love with the wines of Etna and the island of Sicilly over the course of numerous visits to this beautiful, sun-kissed island. He is a good friend and collaborator of the charming Gianfranco at the Le Casematte winery - this relationship led to his hunt for his own vineyard in the area. Finally the dream is realised - and 2016 marks the first vintage release of the new Alberelli di Giodo wine.

Carlo started this project in 2012, hoovering up some small plots of old (70-90 years old) bush-vine Nerello Mascalese, as and when they have been available, after 5 years Carlo has secured a total of just 1 Hectare of vines. They are all really high up the Etna slopes at nearly 3000m altitude. In fact so high they are out of the DOC Etna - which runs up to about 1100m! The wine is therefore officially a DOC Sicilia - but could not be more Etna in shape, feel and essence. This small-production beauty is only available in tiny quantities and is sure to be an instant classic. New listings don't come much more exciting than this.

2017 ETNA ROSSO IGT SICILIA Alberelli di Giodo

2017 ETNA ROSSO IGT SICILIA Alberelli di Giodo

A strong and dense Etna red with plums, dark berries, orange peel and lemons on the nose and palate. Full-bodied. Layered and flavorful. Juicy fruit. Needs time to open, but great potential fromA strong and dense Etna red with plums, dark berries, orange peel and lemons on the nose and palate. Full-bodied. Layered and flavorful. Juicy fruit. Needs time to open, but great potential from these ancient vines. Rating: 95 James Suckling, www.jamessuckling.com (Feb 2019)

75cl bottles, case of 6

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Podere Giodo di Carlo Ferrini

'Eleganza, Eleganza, Eleganza' is the mantra of the enigmatic Carlo Ferrini who has once again crafted a beautifully focused, sleek Brunello from his own immaculate, small estate (just 5 Hectares) - Giodo. Since their first vintage in 2009 this estate has fast become something of a cult classic, right there - in amongst the established top producers here.

With limited production and incredible provenance, it is no surprise that these wines are in huge demand and heavily oversubscribed.



'Bianca Ferrini, Carlo Ferrini's daughter, is in charge of her father's Montalcino estate Giodo and its spectacular, secluded vineyards in Sant'Angelo in Colle, with stunning views of Monte Amiata. It doesn't need a lot of imagination to see that vines planted on what was once a cool slope of shrubs feel at home here. One of a growing number of Rosso di Montalcino refuseniks, Giodo produces an IGT Toscana instead, Quinta, from a plot of young Brunello vines. Quinta is not exactly cheap, but possesses what many Rossos do not: sheer class while stylistically inching pretty close to Brunello.Bianca Ferrini didn't seem impressed with the challenges 2017 posed. I wanted to know if the harvest time had to be pulled forward. 'Not really', came the succinct answer. 'We always harvest in the first 10 days of September.' While 2017 was no exception to what appears an iron rule here, a very strict selection was made. The result, a suave and elegant 2017 Brunello, has the stamp of smooth operator Carlo Ferrini written all over it.'

Walter Speller – JancisRobinson.com (Feb 2022)

2016 BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO Podere Giodo di Carlo Ferrini
Double Magnum, wood case of 1

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Magnums, wood case of 1

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75cl bottles, wood case of 6

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