Azienda Agricola Cerbaia | Estate winery in Località Cerbaia, in the Montalcino region of Tuscany, Italy. Its main wines are Sant’Antimo Rosso DOC, Rosso di Montalcino DOC and Brunello di Montalcino DOCG. The estate was founded in 1978 when Fabio Pellegrini, an agronomist, converted his family’s farm vineyard. In 2014 Fabio’s daughter Elena gave up a promising career in corporate finance to run the family estate.
Owner | Elena Pellegrini.
Staff | Paolo Caciorgna consults.
Vineyards | 12ha land, of which 4.5ha of Sangiovese for Rosso di Montalcino DOC and Brunello di Montalcino DOCG. The vineyards are on Montosoli, a hill directly north of Montalcino itself, one of the region’s best terroirs. There are two vineyards, Cerbaia and Bruciate, both on galestro. The vineyards are surrounded by Mediterranean forest and grow in poor, well-structured, chalky soil: greyish clay soil and loam rock (Miocene), shale marls formed by a mixture of sand and calcareous rock. The altitude is 400 metres above sea level. Aspect is north-west. The oldest vines were planted at 3 x 1.50 metres, those from 1988 and 1989 at 3 x 1.30 and 2,80 x 1 metres.
Neighbours: Fattoria del Pino (NE), Pertimali (NE), La Manella (NE), Il Pinino (N), Casa Raia (SE), Scopetino (SE), La Martoccia (S), and Podere Canetta (S).
Rosso di Montalcino DOC | 2011 Exists. | 2012 None made. | 2013 None made. | 2014 4 months in botti grande. Decent fruit and extract (Benvenuto Brunello 2016). | 2017 4,000 bottles.
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG | 2000 Tired fruit, evolved colour, VA (Benvenuto Brunello 2005). | 2010 3,500 bottles. 36 months in botti. Rather tannic (Benvenuto Brunello 2015). | 2011 36 months in botti. Savoury, spicey, light weight fruit, tannins perhaps a bit over-extracted (Benvenuto Brunello 2016). | 2015 18,000 bottles.
Azienda Agricola Cerbaia
Località Cerbaia, I-53024 Montalcino (SI = Siena), Italy
Tel+39 0577.848301 | www.cerbaia.it