Madonna Nera | Estate in Montalcino in Tuscany, Italy. Its main wines are Rosso di Montalcino DOC and Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

Owner | Lorenzo Borgogni. His daughters are Benedetta and Elisabetta.

Staff | Oen: Carlo Ferrini (a family friend).

Vineyards | Originally 3ha in Castelnuovo dell’Abate but at Benvenuto Brunello 2015 I was told there are now 6ha of vines (all owned, not rented): 4 hectares near the winery at Località La Madonna, and 2ha in Sant’Antimo.

Winery | In Buonconvento.

Red wines

Rosso, Madonna Nera | This wine’s former name was Fontenova Rosso. | 60% Sangiovese, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot. Aged in 500-litre tonneaux (first and second fill) for 14 months. 

Rosso di Montalcino DOC | 2013 7,000 bottles. Debut. Light, fruit a bit greenish and dry at Benvenuto Brunello Feb 2015.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Madonna Nera | 2009 6,000 bottles. 30 months in 500-litre tonneaux. Sweet and over-ripe, adjusted acidity too at Benvenuto Brunello 2014. | 2010 6,700 bottles. Sweet and plump, bit simple and obvious, no great length at Benvenuto Brunello 2015.

Contact

Azienda Agricola La Madonna srl

Località La Madonna, I-53024 Montalcino (SI = Siena), Italy

Tel+39 0577.807328 | www.madonnanera.it