When I first heard about Stella's wines, it was from winemaker Jeremy Seysses from Domaine Dujac in a long car journey together from Burgundy to the Loire back in 2014. Star-struck, I was asking Jeremy about his favourite wines and Stella's Brunello came up. I have been buying up every bottle I can find since, and am beyond excited to host Stella on Monday!
Stella discovered Montalcino in 1991, via a passion for olive oil, still her other main crop today. In 1992 her family bought the San Giuseppe estate surrounding the winery, with the majority of the land covered in old 1920s olive trees. Since releasing her first wine in 2001, Stella has worked and learned hard in order to become one of the most talked about producers of Brunello di Montalcino. Stella will join us to share her recently released Rosso 2013 and Brunello Riserva 2011.
A word from Stella
'Here at the Winery, we work hard to preserve the harmony of the natural environment – we feel fortunate to be guests in a generous land protected by Mount Amiata. We have every intention of continuing to be a small-scale producer with just a few plots – this way, we can walk around our vineyards personally and get to know them a little better every day.'