The Wines of Montalcino – with Alessandro Bindocci


Alessandro Bindocci is the 4th generation of Bindocci’s to work in the wine business, and the 2nd generation to be following in the footsteps of Piero Talenti, mentor to Alessandro’s father Fabrizio and one of the founding fathers of the Brunello di Montalcino appellation.

After completing his enology degree at the University of Pisa, Alessandro returned to Montalcino to work with his father, bringing with him 21st century technology to one of Brunello’s oldest estates. Alessandro is winemaker for Tenuta Il Poggione, one of three original producers of Brunello di Montalcino, who began making wine in the late 19th century along with Biondi-Santi and Frescobaldi. Now owned by the Franceschi family, this estate has some of the oldest vines in the appellation.

Join us as we talk with Alessandro about Montalcino, the Tenuta Il Poggione wines, and a joint project between the Franceschi and Terlato families, named Mazzoni.

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5 Responses to “The Wines of Montalcino – with Alessandro Bindocci”

  1. 1 George Schu Nov 11th, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    This was a very good interview. Alessandro represented Montalcino very well. I recently returned from Italy and spent a few days in Montalcino. I was fortunate to have met some of the many small winemakers in the area. They take great pride in their wine-making tradition and produce outstanding wines. Brunello is the ultimate expression of Sangiovese and is worthy of further exploration.

    Thank you for this and your many GrapeRadio shows.

    George Schu

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