Owner: The estate was founded in 1935 by Sor Guido Baccinetti. His grandson, Cav.Ing Giovanni Pennoni now runs it having spent 30 years in the field of space telecommunications. Pennoni’s mother was a Baccinetti. He started planting vines on what is an 85ha estate in 1999. His partner is Anne Mariken (“Mieke) Könings.
Staff: Oen consultant: Enzo Tiezzi.
Estate vineyards: 85ha of land including vines and olives. There are three parts to the estate: the winery and the vineyards are divided between two farms (‘poderi’) called Saporoia and Le Chiuse, along the Sesta road which runs across the “red lands” between Sant’Angelo in Colle and Castelnuovo dell’Abate. For vineyards overall there are 0.2 ha Vermentino white, and 4.5ha of Sangiovese (3.08ha of Brunello, 0.5ha of Rosso di Montalcino, 1ha of Sant’Antimo I think).
Podere Saporoia, Strada di Sesta: The first vines were planted in 1999: 2.5 ha at Podere Saporoia (first wine production 2004). This is 1km from Sant’Angelo in Colle. 400 metres. Red soil (‘terra rossa’). Vineyards and olive groves. Vines on the other side of the ditch belong to Lisini. The estate’s best site (Enzo Tiezzi told me on 09th April 2015).
Podere Le Chiuse, Strada di Sesta: This is midway between Sant’Angelo in Colle and Castelnuovo dell’Abate (before Collosorbo I think). 200 metres. Terra rossa. This was the second plantation of vines (2007), of 2.2 ha at Podere Le Chiuse. There are also olive groves here, plus the winery.
Pian di Moggio: This is where the estate offices are found.
Winemaking: At Podere Le Chiuse. Vinification takes place in steel tanks and the wine matures in oak barrels with a capacity of 20 to 40hl for 12 months (Rosso) and 36 months (Brunello).
Rosso di Montalcino DOC | 2004 Debut. | 2007 10,000 bottles. | 2013 5,300 bottles. | 2014 Natural style, fresh and distinctive, perfumed (Benvenuto Brunello 2016). | 2018 2,666 bottles.
Rosso di Montalcino DOC, Saporoaia | 2012 5,700 bottles. Nice ruby colour, lovely peasant-style rustic fruit (Benvenuto Brunello 2014). | 2013 Attractive rich red berry notes (Benvenuto Brunello 2015).
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Saporaia: 2004 Debut. 3,000 bottles. | 2009 6,500 bottles. Oxidised: too long in wood (Benvenuto Brunello 2014). | 2010 5,300 bottles. Ripe rich, youthful, very ripe but also firm, bit of fruitcake evolution but plenty of fruit, get the sense of red soil in this, generous, could do with a bit less alcohol but good (Benvenuto Brunello 2015). | 2011 Bit evolved, weight and refreshment before some VA arrives (Benvenuto Brunello 2016). | 2014 Bit oxidised, evolved and angular (21 April 2020). | 2015 8,800 bottles.
Other activities: Agritourism (appartments to rent).
Azienda Agraria Baccinetti
Podere Pian di Moggio, I-53024 Montalcino (SI = Siena), Italy
Tel+39 0577.839025 Website www.baccinetti.eu