PODERE GIODO is a winery in Montalcino which was founded in 2002 when Italian agronomist and consulting oenologist Carlo Ferrini bought 10 hectares (25 acres) of land in the south-west Montalcino sub-zone of Sesta, between the hamlet of Sant Angelo in Colle and the Abazzia di Sant’Antimo. The land comprised both holm oak woodland and land given to cereal crops which had planting rights for vines. Ferrini knew this area well having consulted to the Talenti winery in Sant’Angelo in Colle.

THE NAME Giodo derives from the names of Ferrini’s parents, Giovanna and Donatello. In 2018 Ferrini’s daughter Bianca was working here with her father.

VINEYARDS Ferrini planted around 2.8 hectares (7 acres) of Sangiovese using 15 different clones (the focus being on loose clusters), enough for around 16,000 bottles. There are two parcels, one at 300 metres (984 feet) on shall, gravelly soils and the other at 400 metres (1,312 feet) on deeper clay. Both face south-east. Total production is around 16,000 bottles.

WINERY Initially Ferrini made his wines at the Castello Romitorio in Montalcino (Ferrini is Romitorio’s consultant) but he subsequently built his own winemaking facility.

RED WINES

TOSCANA ROSSO IGT, GIODO

BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO DOCG, PODERE GIODO 2009 The first vintage. 2013 Exists.