Bonacchi Molino del Piano
The site of an ancient grain mill built next to the creek ‘Suga’ in the 16th century caught the eye of Andrea Bonacchi in the 1970s. Now, it is where four generations have grown the Sangiovese grapes that will be transformed into the classic Brunello di Montalcino Molino del Piano, a brand of the Bonacchi group of wineries.
These fine Tuscan wines are made by Ivan Misuri who studied at the University of Florence. The winemaker is the recipient of the Giulio Gambelli award. Named for Italy’s “great master of Sangiovese,” it’s one of the most prestigious honors a vintner can win.
Farming is entirely organic and sustainable, and energy is provided from 100% renewable sources. The Sangiovese fruit is vinified in stainless steel before being transferred to age in oak barrels for four years and then another four in the bottle. For all its brands and varieties, Bonacchi produces over 3,000,000 bottles a year, destined for both domestic and international markets.
The town of Montalcino is a small medieval village located about 1,850 feet above sea level in the province of Siena. Monte Amiata, the highest peak in Southern Tuscany, provides a sheltering influence from the southeast and tempers the region’s climate and rainfall.