The winery was founded in 1982 and purchased by the Tipa Bertarelli Family in 2016. It covers 360 acres with the recent addition of a new cellar and 62 acres under vine with 10-20+ year old vines. Production yields are maintained extremely low to ensure the highest quality wines at just 4-5 tons per hectare. All vineyard management and production is carried out by hand and adheres to principles that respect nature and the land.
Location of Vineyard
Located in Castelnuovo dell’Abate at the top of a ridge at 1,300 feet above sea level, San Giorgio is uniquely positioned in the southeastern part of Montalcino. The soil is rich with fossils and there is also a major presence of clay with big portion of tufaceus outcrops. The climate is mild and Mediterranean with nearly constant winds.
A viticulture totally based on respectful methods and principles toward the environment allows a spontaneous productive balance with very low yield per hectare, completely harvested by hand and carefully selected.
— acclaim for 2016 San Giorgio Ugolforte Brunello di Montalcino from Vinous, Dec 2021
— acclaim for 2016 San Giorgio Ugolforte Brunello di Montalcino from James Suckling, Jun 2021
— acclaim for 2016 San Giorgio Ugolforte Brunello di Montalcino from Wine Spectator, Jun 2021