Consorzio del Vino
Brunello di Montalcino®

Armilla

production

Brunello di Montalcino

Rosso di Montalcino

visits

hours by reservation, from monday to sunday, 10.00-13.00/14.00-19.00

groups max 50

languages Italian, English, French

saturday yes

sunday yes

pay no


Armilla is the story of a promise.
In 1980, after many years of effort, my husband Silverio Marchetti bought 4.5 Ha of a land and an abandoned house in Tavernelle, a lovely village situated 7 Km from Montalcino.
The first thing we did was to renovate the house and in 1982 we moved in. My husband, who had worked for many years in a well-known winery in Montalcino and was close to retirement, decided to cultivate vineyards on our land.
Step by step, we slowly planted the first hectare of vineyard, then we built the small winery. In the meantime, we started selling our wine from the cask: we could not call it Brunello di Montalcino yet, because it was not possible to join the D.O.C.G. at the time.
In 1995 our first 9842 m of land entered the D.O.C.G.: and so began the adventure. Our daughters, Ilaria and Fiorella, helped us and little by little our grandchildren, Nicola, Fiorella's son, and Giacomo, Ilaria's son, who in spite of his young age loves country life, also began to join in the family business with enthusiasm.
Unfortunately, my husband died in 1997 and did not live to see his first bottle sold. The entire family, my daughters, their husband and children and I carried on his commitment and Armilla was born.
In ancient Rome "armilla" was a golden bracelet worn by men and women alike; however, "armilla" also refers to a particular bracelet awarded to Roman soldiers for military merit on the field and worn on the left arm.
For us, Armilla and its wine are a promise maintained to the man who created them and the "armilla" is the symbol of continuity: from Silverio to Ofelia, from Silverio to his daughters, from Silverio to his grandchildren.
The winery location: the winery is situated south-west of Montalcino in the direction of Grosseto.
The altitude is about 320 metres above sea level.
Climate: the climate, dry and ventilated thanks to sea winds, allows the grapes to ripen perfectly.
Characteristics of the land: the land in this area originates from the decomposition of rocks from the Eocene Period. Geologically speaking, the soil is composed of polygenic conglomerates with a prevalence of calcareous, siliceous and arenaceous elements more or less cemented and imbedded with sandy layers. Rich of minerals and with an average level of fertility, the soil is suitable for the cultivation of vineyards.
Vineyards: currently, the winery, run exclusively by our family according to Tuscan tradition, has reserved 2 hectares to Brunello di Montalcino. The vineyards have a density of 5000 plants per Ha and cordon spur is cultivation used. The average age of the vineyards is 15 years.

address • Loc. Tavernelle n. 6 - 53024 - Montalcino (Siena)

Email • info@armillawine.com

web site • http://www.armillawine.com

phone • 0577816012

Fax • 05771851508

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