Brunello di Montalcino is the symbolic wine of “Il Paradiso di Manfredi”, identifying territory and complexity, inspired by the profound tradition of Montalcino which extracts a concentration of finesse, elegance, depth and structure from the earth and grapes. A persuasion in red. An austere and highly prestigious red.
“Manfredi’s Brunello di Montalcino di Paradiso is one of those wines to be tasted at least once in a lifetime. To be uncorked to celebrate a great occasion, but also capable of transforming any day into a day of celebration. To be shared with a few people, so as not to have regrets. ” The Triple A team
The company takes its name from Manfredi Martini (an expert farmer, born in Montalcino in 1914) and from the “Il Paradiso” farm, a farm house built in the early 1800s. Around 1950 Manfredi and his wife Fortunata, also an expert farmer, bought the “Il Paradiso” farm. In 1967 Manfredi together with farmers and producers founded the Consorzio del Brunello di Montalcino.
The history of Brunello di Montalcino is the history of one of the most ancient modern wines in Italy. We are in the 19th century and thanks to the intuition of the Montalcino pharmacist Clemente Santi, with the boundless passion for viticulture, Brunello was born. Clemente was the first to believe in and vinify Sangiovese Grosso in purity. He was aware of the fact that Montalcino had a particularly suitable territory for producing wines of great elegance and structure, ready to face years if not decades of aging.
The first harvest following the birth of the Brunello di Montalcino appellation dates back to 1865 to protect and regulate the production. The dates, documents and facts of the time are somewhat controversial, surprising is what is written in a report on the works of the Ampeleographic Commission of the province of Siena carried out from September 1875 to October 1876 on Brunello and Moscadello wines at the “Fattorie di Montosoli and Castelgiocondo”, at that time owned by the Angelini family, one of the very first families to make Brunello wine.
This document reports: “… wine made with only Brunello, to the clear, ruby-colored, aromatic, grateful flavor and judged to be very conservative” and from the analysis of the wine carried out on 8 October 1875 the values result in in line with those of the current disciplinary: alcohol 14.2 – total acidity 5.1 – extract 23.28. But the surprising element is represented by a very precious wording: “Wine analysis: 32-year-old Moscadello and Brunello”.
The above analyzes therefore refer to a 32-year-old Brunello. A Brunello analyzed in 1875, dating back to 1843, practically perfect.
One of the certain and unequivocal dates is 1980 which sees the birth of the DOCG Brunello di Montalcino, the first DOCG in Italy together with the noble wine of Montepulciano.