OWNER | Società Agricola San Felice S.p.A. See San Felice.
GENRAL MANAGER | The current (2018) winemaker is Leonardo Bellaccini.
VINEYARDS | 20 hectares (49.4 acres) of which 14 hectares (34.6 acres) of Brunello and 6ha (15 acres) of Rosso di Montalcino (Source: Leonardo Bellaccini).
ROSSO DI MONTALCINO DOC, CAMPOGIOVANNI | 2012 30,000 bottles. Somewhat high tone and thin at Benvenuto Brunello 2014. | 2013 40,000 bottles. Sweet simple raspberry at Benvenuto Brunello 2014.
BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO DOCG, CAMPOGIOVANNI | 2000 A decent, elegant, French style but was also affected by brett at Benvenuto Brunello 18 Feb 2005. | 2009 70,000 bottles. Rich fruitcake at Benvenuto Brunello Feb 2014. | 2009 15.5%. Deep ruby core with clear rim. Sherry oak nose and a marked degree of volatility. Like unirrigated Mendocino Zinfandel from the late 1970s. Dry end with volatility poking through the oak which never knit with the wine because the wine tannins lack the structure and the fruit lacks the freshness to marry when tasted at the Consorzio on Tues 27th May 2014 with Dr Ian d’Agata and others. | 2010 95,000 bottles. Sweet fruit, simple, bit baked (15.5%) at Benvenuto Brunello 2014when. | 2014 One of the deeper, more structured and more obviously dark fruited 2014 Brunellos with time to soften and open out over the next 8 or so years (I guess) at Benvenuto Brunello on 15 Feb 2019.
BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO DOCG RISERVA, IL QUERCIONE | On 4th Oct 2014 Leonardo Bellaccini told me ‘Il Quercione was planted in 1980. There are 2.5 hectares (6.1 acres). The planting was at 3,500 vines per hectare but neither clone nor rootstock are known. The vineyard at at around 250 metres (830 feet) on a tongue of stony alluvial soil over argilla marina (‘marine clay). We are replanting 1.7 hectares on the 420A rootstock. We do not want a density of 8,000 vines per hectare and will replant at 6,500 vines per hectare. The main issue was the central part of the site drained poorly, leaving stagnant water on top. We are reducing the canopy height from 90cm to 60cm. When these newer vines come on stream the rest of the vineyard will be replanted.’ | 1990 Bottled. | 1995 Bottled. | 1997 Bottled. | 1999 Bottled. | 2001 Bottled. | 2003 Bottled. | 2006 Bottled. | 2007 Bottled. | 2008 16% alcohol on the label. 4,000 bottles. Porty, stretched fruit with baked flavours, very dry tannin, and even some brett I think at Benvenuto Brunello 2014. | 2011 On 4th Oct 2014 Leonardo Bellaccini told me 2011 was another year of high alcohol.
2,000 olive trees.
Fraz. Sant’Angelo in Colle, I-53024 Montalcino (SI = Siena), Italy
Tel+39 0577.39911 | www.agricolasanfelice.it