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. It comprised both holm oak woodland and 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.
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: In 2000 Ferrini planted an initial one hectare of Sangiovese on uncultivated land along the route that connects Sant’Angelo in Colle to Sant’Antimo. More vines were added over time. For Sangiovese a number of different clones were chosen (the focus being on loose clusters). In 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. 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, Giodo
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Podere Giodo: 2009 The first vintage. | 2013 Exists. | 2015 10,000 bottles.
Loc. Poderino, I-53024 Montalcino (SI), Italy