Description: The Tornesi family has owned their estate, known as Le Benducce, since 1750, long before Brunello di Montalcino became known as a wine, before Italy became a unified nation. The vineyards are 400 meters above sea-level and has proven advantageous in terms of drainage and soil composition to grower Maurizio Tornesi, his father Gino, and consulting oenologist Paolo Vagaggini. The winery is still family operated, with Maurizio Tornesi at the helm of both viticulture and winemaking. A true Tuscan farmer who knows the land of Montalcino and the Sangiovese Grosso grape like the back of his hand.
Food pairings: Aged cheeses (Gouda, Asiago, Pecorino), roasted duck, game, lamb chops, mushrooms, oxtails, etc.