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Consorzio del Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
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Lombardo
Azienda Agricola Lombardo, founded in 1972 by the father of the current owners Francesco and Giacinto Lombardo, is a farm located in a lovely spot on the hills overlooking Montepulciano. Our firm, in recent years, is undergone to great renewal in, both,vineyards and oenological organisation.
In the agricultural the field new land that had been purchases 10 Ha, within 1999, are now productive vineyards, 9 of them concerning Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG and in the wine cellar remaking and enlargement are in progress.
Specialised vineyards, over 30 ha., are splitted in different spots like Caggiole, Confino and Gracciano where is alsomplaced the farm's head office.
Solis are , of course, different ranging from light tufa at caggiole where elegant, non-tannic, scented wines are produced and in the more clayey Confino and Gracciano production of sronger wines, somewhat tannic to be "tamed" in the cellar using suitable barrels.
The farm's owners have clearly distinct duties: Francesco supported by the oenologist Dr. Lucherinini is suopervising the oenological side as well as commercial mallers, while the brother Giacinto is in charge of the vineyards. Cellars are situated in Via lazio where is located the wine-making department provided with tanks for a total capacity of 3.500 hl. and in Via Umbria, in the eighteenth-century where old ageing historical cellars have been restructured and directly connected to the upper floor tasting room. In the underground at a uniform even temperature Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG mellows in the new french allier casks and slavonian casks 1000 hl capacity. Some tonneaux (double barrique) French Allier oak casks and oak mixture Ybbs (Austria) plus Allier contasiners have been added as they will transfer more interesting tannins. French tonneaux, only Allier, are appointed to the ripness of Vino Nobile di Montyepulciano DOCG riserva while the oak mixture supplyed end of 2001 is employed to the new wine of the Azienda Agricola Lombardo the Supertuscan "Confino" ( 70% Prugnolo gentile - 30% Cabernet Sauvignon) that will be introduced during the Vinitaly 2003. In the wine-making area somone makers have been brought and added to vetrify cement tanks both conditioned for a better check of the tumoltuos working fermentatio (cold) and malolactic fermentation (hot). Works are going on in the increased fermentation area plus other wine makers will be bought and the new premises related to bottling, refinement in bottles and the new commercial area. Besides that the new underground cellar, the Cantine Storiche in Via Umbria are now considered below need, are related to the increased are a of our firm.
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