Saturday, October 19, 2013

San Carlo Brunello 2013 harvest

San Carlo is a great small family owned producer just south of Montalcino. They make very good wines including Brunello di Montalcino and Rosso di Montalcino.

We would classify this winemaker as a traditional winemaker, respecting nature and tradition.

They are in a very good location surrounded by forests which results in their wines having great layers and structure

Below is Giancarlo. He and his daughter Gemma run the vineyard.


SanCarlo is a family run enterprise in the south west side of Montalcino.

They have 3 hectares of Sangiovese grapes making Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino. The harvest of the grapes this year occured in early October.

Fulvio, Giancarlo and Gemma worked in the vineyards, Lucia was in the kitchen making a big lunch but.... this year there was also a new generation with them, Lapo (Gemma's new born son) did his first harvest!!!!!

So,the family had to celebrate the vintage and the new born......”Viva la vita!!!!!”

The quality of the bunches was really very good and the first fermentation commenced and almost finished.

Looks like an excellent vintage.

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