NOSTRAVITA is an estate winery in the Montalcino region of Tuscany, Italy. It is located 1.7 miles (2.7 km) south-south east of Montalcino town, on the road leading to Castelnuovo dell’Abate.

OWNER / Annibale Parisi and his wife Elena Parisi (who have three children in total) bought the land in 1970 and called it NostraVita (‘our life’). This name is now a recognised toponimo (place name). The couple derived their income from various activities linked to art, nature and local history. In 2000 they planted their first 2 hectares (4.94 acres) of vines. The first harvest was 2004 for Rosso di Montalcino (released in 2006) and their first Brunello di Montalcino DOCG was released in 2011. Annibale and Elena’s son Domenico Parisi makes the wine. His sisters are Giuditta (see below) and Carlotta (studied illustration in Milan, has her own workshop, illustrator and sculptress using papier maché) who designed the bottle label (each of which is personalised) and winery logo, and Valentina (degree in Physical Education. Former professional cyclist. Teaches sport and fitness).

STAFF / Communications: Giuditta Parisi (Degree in 1998 in Communications Science. Worked as a graphic designer. Handles communications, press, and the business side of wine production. Keen on cycling, outdoor activities).

VINEYARDS / The vines are at 450 metres.

RED WINES

ROSSO DI MONTALCINO DOC / See here for more on this DOC. /

BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO DOCG / See here for more on this DOCG. /

VISITS

By appointment only. Visits include the L’Arbolario’, an encyclopaedia of Tuscan trees, 70 wooden caskets made by Mario Morellini and Annibale Parisi.

CONTACT

NostraVita, Loc. Nostra Signora della Vita, n° 229/B / I-53024 Montalcino, Italy / Tel+39 0577 848487 / www.nostravita.it