Lambardi-Canalicchio di Sotto is an estate winery Località Canalicchio di Sotto in Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy. It produces around 17,000 bottles (Gambero Rosso2018, p.620) Rosso di Montalcino DOC and Brunello di Montalcino DOCG red wines, and Sant’Antimo DOC white wines.
Owner: Maurizio Lambardi.
Background: The Lambardi family bought the estate in 1965, when it had a small vineyard planted to promiscuous culture. The Leopaldian land registry (Catasto Leopoldino del 1835) shows the history of the farm begins in 1835. Land was already used for viticulture by the owners of that time. In 1973 the first Brunello was made (released in 1978, 500 bottles from a 400-litre wooden cask). The wine was made in a small room under the house. M Lambardi’s father in fact was one of the founders of the Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino.
Estate vineyards: Next to Canalicchio–Franco Pacenti. 22 hectares of land, of which 6.5ha of vines (2018) most of which is classified as Brunello. Located on the north-eastern slope of the Montalcino hill (“From north of Montalcino but below Montosoli.”). On the sunny side of the hill. 320-350 metres. “Medio impasto tufaceo argilloso” soil. The land once belonged to the Biondi-Santi family. Three vineyards: the old vineyard, the new vineyard and the Poggio vineyard. 3 metre spacing. Double cordon. Maurizio Lambardi has made this estate more mechanised.
Winemaking: Slavonian 30-50hl Slavonian oak ovals; no barriques.
Sant’Antimo DOC Bianco: Malvasia and Trebbiano Toscano. Steel.
Vino Rosso, Lambardi: 100% Sangiovese. Unoaked.
Rosso di Montalcino DOC: 4-12 months in Slavonian botti. | 2011 At the consorzio with Ian d’Agata Tuesday 28th May 2013: Deepish ruby core with a brighter, more limpid rim. Weighty nose, more black than red fruit, with some raisin in there; broad palate, very ripe, darker, more exotic fruits, warm site, breadth to the tannin, punchy rather balletic structure with a firm, youthful, savoury finish touched by vanilla. | 2012 6,6660 bottles. Very very good, delicious fruit, real class, classy sticky fruit, ripe and dense, old viney, fresh, delicious and floral (also Brett?) (Anteprima 2014). | 2013 3,333 bottles. Just bottled. Simple fresh red fruit, appealing (Anteprima 2015). | 2014 Very nice richness, delicious fruit (Anteprima 2016.
Rosso di Montalcino DOC, Lambardi: 2017 6,666 Bottles.
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Lambardi: 28-30ºC. 30-40 days on skins. 24-36 months in Slavonian botti. | 1973 the first Brunello was made. | 2000 Dry old style, evolved too, decent flavour behind the VA (Anteprima 2005). | 2009 6,666 bottles. Floral (Brett?), lovely tannins, (Anteprima 2014). | 2009 L252/13. 14.5%. Classic texture, brett, drying out on the palate at the Consorzio Tues 27th May 2014 with Ian d’Agata and others. | 2010 6,666 bottles. Brett? But also sweet and floral, but tannin also quite firm underneath with plenty of texture, sweet end, nice crisp middle (Anteprima 2015). | 2011 Very very nice, lovely fruit, smooth tannins (Anteprima 2016). | 2014 Bright, clear, smooth crunchy fruit, intensity without being too weighty (Anteprima 2019). | 2015 6,666 bottles.
Other products: Grappa di Brunello. Olive oil (from frantoio, leccino and moraiolo). Also grain crops grown for seeds.
Azienda Agricola Canalicchio di Sotto di M Lambardi
Località Canalicchio di Sotto, 8
I-53024 Montalcino (SI), Italy
Tel+39 0577.848476 | www.lambardimontalcino.it