La Palazzetta

La_Palazzetta_logo.jpgThe 18 hectare family run winery and vineyards are situated on the south-eastern edge of the Montalcino DOC in the tiny village of Castelnuovo dell’ Abate.

Flavio Fanti is a traditionalist – utilizing large Slovenian and French oak for his Brunello. However, he strongly believes that wine is a product of fruit and anytime fruit is consumed it must be ripe and mature.

Flavio's Brunello are a testament to the amazing zone of Castelnuovo dell’Abate. Flavio cultivates these vineyards organically with severe respect for the land and his beloved appellation. His Brunello are massive wines with structure, power and purity, without doubt, built for the long haul.

A true country gentleman, time seems to nearly stand still as you listen to Flavio speak about his vines, as if they were his children. There is no foreign investment here, no group of Swiss doctors or Pinot Grigio magnates from the north. No Syrah, Merlot or Cabernet planted anywhere near his land! And adamantly: “No barrique”.

Flavio fashions his wines himself, a grower, and a cellar-master. In addition, his daughter Tea, now in her early twenties, has just earned her Doctorate in Oenology and is of great assistance in the cellar. Flavio is Tuscan through and through, a true Brunellista.

Quick Facts

Winery: La Palazzetta
Region: Toscana (Tuscany)
Locale: Castelnuovo dell'Abate, Italy
Farming: Uses organic practices

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