Tuscany, Montalcino
Siro Pacenti

The estate is located at Montalcino, at 500 metres of altitude in south of Sienna in Tuscany. The two vineyards lie in two very different areas of Montalcino: one with lean soils of sand and lime to the northeast of Montalcino, where the wines develop aroma and elegance; and one with heavy, rocky and mineral-laden soils to the hotter southwest area near Sant’Angelo in Colle, which produces a more powerful wine with fine tannins.

The total estate comprises 60 hectares, of which 20 belong to vineyards. Of the 20 hectares of Sangiovese, 18.5 are registered to the Brunello di Montacino D.O.C.G. appellation; 1.5 to the Rosso di Motalcino D.O.C., and 0.5 to the newer Sant’Antimo D.O.C. Every year, 60.000 bottles are produced, divided between Brunello di Montalcino and Rosso di Montalcino.

Established by Siro Pacenti in 1970, the estate was taken over by his son Giancarlo Pacenti in 1988. Since then, it has been producing and bottling some of the world's most impressive wines made from Sangiovese. Giancarlo Pacenti has been described by Robert Parker as “a leader among the younger generation of producers” and by Wine Spectator “the best winemaker in the appellation of Brunello di Montalcino”. The winemaker is often praised for his modern approach to making Brunello di Montalcino. For example, he has improved his viticulture and winemaking by reducing yields in his vineyards, reducing the amount of new oak and aging wine in a lower temperature to slow down its development.

Since 1995, Siro Pacenti Brunello has won the Gambero Rosso Tre Bicchieri award multiple times and scored over 90 points from major international publications.