Podere Giodo is an estate winery in Località Poderino in the Montalcino region of Tuscany. The business was founded in 2002 when Italian agronomist and consulting oenologist Carlo Ferrini bought 10 hectares (25 acres) of land in Località Poderino in the south-west Montalcino sub-zone of Sesta, between the hamlet of Sant Angelo in Colle and the Abbey of Sant’Antimo from a local family. It comprised mainly holm oak woodland plus 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. Ferrini also has a project on Mount Etna called Alberelli di Giodo.
Contact: Bianca Ferrini (Studied economics).
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: 2000 Ferrini planted an initial one hectare of Sangiovese (15 clones, the focus being on loose clusters) on uncultivated southeast slopes along the route that connects Sant’Angelo in Colle to Sant’Antimo. More vines were added over time. 2018 there were 6ha of vines, said to be near the Sant’Antimo monastery. The vines are in two parcels, one at 300 metres (984 feet) on shallow, gravelly soils and the other at 400 metres (1,312 feet) on deeper clay and pebbles. Both face south-east.
Production: 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.
Winemaking: The wines age in French oak barrels.
Toscana Rosso IGT, Giodo: 2011 Debut.
Toscana Rosso, La Quinta: New name for the Toscana Rosso IGT, Giodo. La Quinta (“the fifth”) is, in fact, the fifth vineyard planted by Carlo Ferrini in Montalcino. From ‘Lying at an altitude of 400 metres, in soils rich in clay and pebbles with a southeast exposure’. 2018 Debut vintage with the new name.
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Podere Giodo: 2009 The first vintage. | 2013 Exists. | 2014 None made. | 2015 10,000 bottles.
Winery: Wines are made at Castello Romitorio whose owner Sandro Chia is one of Ferrini’s consultancy clients.
Loc. Poderino, I-53024 Montalcino (SI), Italy