Terroir: 300 to 350 meters in elevation; southern exposition; vineyards open to sea currents–no fog and reduced rainfall
Winemaking: sustainable farming; vinification in glass-lined cement tanks with skin contact for 20-26 days; aged in 20-52 hectoliter casks for 42 months; 6 to 8 months of bottle age prior to release
There are few other estates in Montalcino with roots as deep as Lisini. The Lisini-Clementi family has owned lands in Montalcino since the sixteenth century, and the historic tower and loggia on the property has its beginnings in the 1300s. The first vines were planted here in the 1930s, well before the international craze for the area’s wines. And Lisini wasn’t just one of the founding members of the consorzio di Brunello in the 1967: The late Elina Lisini, the head of the family until her passing in 2009 was its first and only female president in 1970! Today, the estate totals roughly 150 hectares that surround the ancient farmhouse and winery, and brothers Carlo and Lorenzo, along with cousin Ludovica, continue the traditions of their forebearers.