Montalcino is located in Tuscany, about 40 km south of the city of Siena. The territory consists of a single large hill mostly covered by woods, vineyards, and olive trees. In 2004 the landscape, given its immense beauty and great history, was elected a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Lambardis is a Tuscan family who in 1965 decided to buy a property in the Montalcino area. When they bought the land they had no plans what to do, but the presence of the vineyard left the Lambardi with only one conclusion, so they started doing wine.
The family started to produce wine in 1973. The initial cellar was very small and the quantities of wine limited, approximately only 500 bottles were produced.
The philosophy of the winery can be represented by a very simple word, Tradition. The Lambardi family produces genuine, territorial, traditional, and quality wines. The company's wines are mainly labeled under the two classic appellations of the municipality of Montalcino, such as Rosso di Montalcino DOC and Brunello di Montalcino DOCG.
The wines are genuine because there is great respect for nature and the vineyard; Brunello as well as Rosso di Montalcino when drunk show a great sense of place and respect for the Sangiovese grape. The production of the wines follows a traditional process: high-quality grapes in the vineyard, long macerations of 30/40 days, then the wines, after the alcoholic fermentation, are aged strictly in large Slavonian barrels as tradition wants.
The area cultivated with vineyards in Montalcino can generally be separated into two areas: the North area and the South area. The part of the vineyards that extends to the North is considered the original and oldest area and it is in this characteristic area that the winery Lambardi has its 6.5 hectares of vineyards and produces its wines, in the Canalicchio di Sotto locality.
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