Tag: Brunello di Montalcino

Brunello di Montalcino 2016 vintage report

The 2016 vintage will be a milestone for Brunello di Montalcino, says our Italy Wine Buyer, Davy Żyw. This is a hero vintage. Hailed by critics and winemakers as the greatest vintage in recent memory, 2016 will become a keystone year for Brunello di Montalcino. Following the successful, ripe and generally uniform ’15s, the ’16s […]

Fattoria La Màgia: meet Fabian Schwarz

Montalcino-born Fabian Schwarz of Fattoria La Màgia has seen profound change in the region. Here, we speak to Fabian about family history, pursuing quality and the story behind his flagship cru, Ciliegio. “I don’t believe in God, why should I believe in [Rudolf] Steiner?” ponders Fabian Schwarz, second-generation owner-winemaker at Fattoria La Màgia in Montalcino. […]

Brunello di Montalcino 2013

Brunello di Montalcino cannot be released for sale until five years after the harvest, or six years in the case of Brunello di Montalcino Riserva. The 2013 vintage is now available. Italian Wine Buyer Davy Zyw gives us an overview of this year’s vintage conditions The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino vintage is now ready for […]

What we’re drinking this Christmas

Like any cross-section of wine-lovers, Berry Bros. & Rudd employees possess an eclectic range of tastes. With that in mind, we asked five of our esteemed colleagues from across the business which two bottles they were particularly looking forward to uncorking this Christmas Barbara Drew, Wine and Spirit Education Specialist, is normally found holding forth […]