- Podere Giodo
- 2023 - 2038
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James Suckling, February 22,
A full-bodied Brunello with lots of plums and cherries, as well as orange-peel character. It’s creamy and round-textured. Soft and chewy tannins. Shows the warmth and ripeness of the 2017 vintage. Drink after 2023.
Eric Guido, Vinous, November 21,
The 2017 Brunello di Montalcino reveals a purple hue strewn throughout its ruby color, as a bouquet of flowery undergrowth, ashen stone, medicinal cherry and blueberry wafts up from the glass. It enters the palate silky and seamless in feel, as red and black berries tinged with salty minerals settle in, creating a more tactile impression toward the close. Drink 2023-2026.
ML, February 22,
Carlo Ferrini's Giodo 2017 Brunello di Montalcino is plush and softly layered, and the wine has plenty of fiber and cherry to absorb the power that comes naturally to this vintage. This is Carlo's seventh leaf (or vintage) of Brunello from his family-run estate, and it's nice to reflect on the consistency of style and quality achieved since this new venture emerged. Giodo has the advantage of coming onto the scene when international regard and understanding for Brunello was highest (think back to the excellent 2010 vintage). Carlo has not disappointed. He brings us a modern, forward-thinking wine that is rooted in local Tuscan winemaking tradition (just think, one of his first stints was at Soldera Case Basse years ago). This vintage brings home that signature Giodo personality with black cherry, dark fruit and elegant earthy end notes. At about 18-years-old now, his vines are entering an interesting chapter of their lifespan, and we can expect more great results from this estate. Drink 2024-2040
Carlo Ferrini is Italian royalty when it comes to winemaking. In a glittering career as consultant winemaker at some of Tuscany’s most formidable estates (Brancaia and Castello di Fonterutoli to name just two) and the driving force behind their success, it came as no surprise that he would eventually put down his own roots. Carlo chose Montalcino and in 2010, alongside daughter Bianca, they bought a 5.5 hectare parcel of land in a location to the south east of the appellation. Here the galestro and clay soils are perfectly suited to his variety of Sangiovese clones. Giodo, named after his parents, Giovanna and Donatello, was formed and international acclaim was instant. Carlo’s philosophy is “the search for elegance,” preferring to harvest two days too early rather than two days too late. He often recalls a cherished memory of tasting 1990 Château Margaux at a restaurant in Italy in 1993, when he was astounded at the elegance at such an early stage of the wine’s development. This was a turning point that set him on the pursuit of elegance ever since.
Located southwest of Chianti, Montalcino came into its own in the late 1880s when local producer,Biondi-Santi, discovered a Sangiovese clone in his vineyard that was darker in colour than the rest. Its colour, however, was not its only attribute. It produced a wine with notable body, structure and length. He named it ‘brunello' meaning little dark one. This grape's genetic properties along with Montalcino's relatively temperate climate combine to create a wine stylistically different to that of more northerly Chianti. They are usually released approximately 5 years after the vintage following 2 to 4 years ageing in wood. The denomination of Riserva indicates a wine usually produced with more concentrated grapes than the traditional cuvéeand requires a minimum of one additional year of ageing.Today, Montalcino has become one of the most sought after appellations in the Tuscan region.