Podere San Giacomo is an estate winery in Località Loc. Val di Cava in Montalcino in Tuscany, Italy. Its main wines are Rosso di Montalcino DOC and Brunello di Montalcino DOCG.

Background: The estate was created in 1993 by Claudio Nardi and Graziella Pieri. Claudio and Graziella’s daughter, Elena Nardi, deals with sales and helps her parents in both cellar and vineyard, together with her grandfather Bruno Nardi [who is from the same family as Tenuta Silvio Nardi, which developed agricultural machinery].

Staff: Oenologist: Piero Rivella (brother of Ezio) from 2003-2014. Now Michele Turchi (does the analyses).

Estate vineyards: The vines are on two sites

– In 1993 they bought land at Loc. Le Misericordi in Castelnuovo dell’Abate. The soil is very stony. They started planting vines here in 1998.

– In 1995 another 8.5ha of land was purchased north-west of Montalcino at Località Collodi (where the soil is rich in clay) or Località Val di Cava, along the SP del Brunello at Km. 5,5. This is near Altesino and the Cantina di Montalcino north west of the town, a cooler area. Almost 300 meters. There are 5ha of vines (all for Brunello which they planted) and 2ha of arable crops (seminativo).

Red wines

Rosso di Montalcino DOC San Giacomo: Steel. 1,000 bottles. Ageing: 12 months in 50 litre French tonneaux. | 2013 3,000 bottles. Nice bright sweet fruit, good harmony (Anteprima 2015). | 2013 Tonneaux and steel. Very oaky, modern, a bit 4-square, too heavy and extracted (Anteprima 2016). | 2017 3,000 boules.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG: 3,000 bottles. 36 months in 30hl botti. | 2009 14%. Nice bright colour. Nice bright nose too with some new oak and some funk but overall decent sweetness and weight. Some fizz too at the Consorzio Tues 27th May 2014 with Ian d’Agata and others. | 2010 5,000 bottles. Sweet, maybe a bit stretched, bit of sweet and sour (Anteprima 2015). | 2011 c.25-30hl. Pallid, again very much made (Anteprima 2016). | 2015 8,000 bottles.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Riserva: 2010 Too extracted (Anteprima 2016).


Administrative–Sede legale: Via Traversa del Poggiolo 11, I-53024 Montalcino (SI = Siena), Italy

Cellar and sales: Podere San Giacomo, Strada Vicinale dei Collodi, Loc. Val di Cava, I-53024 Montalcino (SI = Siena), Italy

Tel+39 0577.848755 | www.poderesangiacomo.it