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|Appellation/Sub-Region||Rosso di Montalcino DOC|
|Vineyard/Cellar Practices||Certified Organic, Vegan|
Padelletti is a name written into the fabric of Montalcino history: generations of Padellettis have served as defenders of the fortress, university professors, landholders, and winemakers for centuries. The vineyard holdings that Carlo Augusto Padelletti inherited in the nineteenth century, on the north side of the village sloping down from the castle, were already well established for their Brunello harvests. Nevertheless, Carlo Augusto found time—in between his other endeavors as judge, physician, and electricity innovator—to develop the estate. The Padelletti winery still operates out of an ancient building in the maze of narrow streets toward the edge of the village of Montalcino, and their wines still age in the cellar below the building. All of their wines come from one organically-farmed four-hectare plot. A classic Montalcino, with cherry up front and earthy, umami flavors in the background, this is a bottle to savor now or to let mellow for a couple more years. Certified organic, vegan.