By: Chris Miller | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/3/2011 | Send Email
I have a very fond memory of my visit to this producer earlier this year. They don't make a lot of Brunello, just 5 botti (large barrels), each holding 3000 liters, which is the equivalent of roughly 334 12-bottle cases. So anyway, we're tasting in the cellars, going through each botti, and we all decide we really like botti number 1 and botti number 4. Somebody has the idea of having them mix a glass of half and half from each, and bam! That's it! The next thing you know, my colleague Greg explains to our host in Italian that he'd like them to mix the two botti and we'll take it all. Her expression was priceless. Somewhat dumbstruck, she asks "Due?" (two), realizing she had just sold 40% of her production in one visit. The next thing she said, quite elated, was "Mangiamo!!". So we did.