La Palazzetta: How the Italian wine-making family WINS YOUR SMILE?
At La Palazzetta one can breath an air of pure beauty and genuine simplicity that make you feel at Home.
Are you wondering why you just can’t help smiling while getting to know La Palazzetta?
Is it because of their geunine smiles, the positive power of family, or the pure beauty of nature in their vineyard?
Well, that’s not all.
Let’s discover their mysterious recipe of happiness.
WHERE IS LA PALAZZETTA?
La Palazzetta is located in Castelnuovo dell’Abate, south-east of Montalcino and stretches out on over 20 hectares of vineyards and 3 000 olive trees, all organically farmed nearby the historical Sant’Antimo Abbey. It was Charlemagne who wanted to build the Abbey after his troop, struck by the plague on the return way to France, managed to recover thanks to the healing herbs that grow in the Starcia Valley, where now as back in those times, there is a vineyard, owned nowadays by La Palazzetta and called La Starcia. According to the legend, the first rows were destined for feeding pilgrims. From this same vineyard the estate will soon produce its first cru wine.
THE PHILOSOPHY OF THEIR WINERIES: POETRY, EFFORT, AND WILL
Owned by the Fanti Family for generations, with the arrival of Flavio Fanti La Palazzetta has focused its attention on the vineyard.
Thus, the vineyard has become a philosophy of life as well as a proper job: daily commitment, tradition and future goal. La Palazzetta vineyards are located in Montalcino and give life to fine wines such as Brunello di Montalcino and Rosso di Montalcino. Therefore, being a winemaker here means combining poetry and realism, effort, responsibility, will.
Nowadays La Palazzetta Estate is run by Favio, his life Carla, and their daughter and son, Tea and Luca.
ORGANIC SUSTAINABLE FARMING
In their vineyard, you can see that Copper and sulfur, along with resistance inducers made of seaweed, help the plant better absorbing substances and better contrasting diseases. The high percentage of limestone in the soils contributes in creating acidity and, therefore, ageing potentiality, and combines with the wind constantly blowing on the vineyard which helps developing aromatic richness of grapes.
Attention to each single vines or olive tree is a matter of family tradition and culture, something they have deep inside them.
Our main duty is to pass on to follow generation the great richness we have received, preserving the natural environment as much as possible. This is why, in addition to keeping a small wood and its wild life that helps giving our wines a peculiar identity, we have decided to farm organically.
IT’S THEIR DILIGENCE THAT HELPS THEM MAKE GREAT WINES.
Their wines have gained credits not only from wine-lovers, but also from medias.
Now let’s discover the GOLD MEDAL WINNERS of AIN WINE CHALLENGE 2018 !
BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO RISERVA DOCG
Grape Type: 100% Sangiovese with small and areated bunches, from the most older vineyards
Aging: 5 years in Freach oak casks and 8 months in the bottle.
an intense and garned ruby red color with, intense aromas, with a predominance of tertiary aromas, declined on chocolate and tobacco. Full-bodied, stronger, with important tannins, good acidity, persuasive and elegant character of extreme longevity.
Brunello di Montalcino
Grape Type: 100% Sangiovese with grapes reach their full phenolic ripeness, and bunches cannot be attacked by spores or pests because vines are trained in a way in order to preserve more ventilation as possible among the bunches.
Aging: aged in French oak casks for 3,5 years and 6 months in the bottle.
an intense garnet red colour with complex aromas of dark berries which twist towards a deeper spicy, and earthy notes. Full-bodied, soft but intense tannins (typical of the Sangiovese grape), good acidity. Long, lingering, and elegant aftertaste.
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