Well to say that I am chuffed that our Fratelli D’Anna Rosso Di Montalcino 2013 has been well received by wine critics and wine lovers is s little bit of an understatement. I always knew this wine was good, and to see this translate in so much positive comments really puts a smile on my face!
Look forward to the next installment of our Fratelli label sometime next year.
For the last few years I have been making annual trips to the town of Montalcino to talk to wineries with similar philosophies to not only import and represent these wineries in Australia (think Il Palazzone and Biondi Santi) but to also work on a special little project focusing on wines under our Fratelli D’Anna label. when you visit the cellars of a winery, there are always barrels that stand out and having a label like Fratelli D’Anna, it will give us the opportunity to purchase these barrels to showcase on their own (rather than being blended back with other barrels).
The wines under Fratelli D’Anna represent what I like and expect out of a grape variety and region. It was an idea that came about by reading Kermit Lynch’s Adventures of the Wine Route who on visiting vineyards and wineries that he imported (or liked) made offers to buy selected barrels to be finished off to his specifications. When I think of this, it takes the notion of importing wine from a region you love, one step further. In this instance it is the ultimate expression of what I look for in Sangiovese and Montalcino.
We expect to have our 2013 in Australia by the start of November and look forward to lot’s of different and diverse wines under this label.
Well after months mucking around with different blends from Tuscany, it is great to see our new Toscana Bianco about to hit the bottling line in Italy. Our aim with Fratelli D’Anna is to work with our existing wineries we represent in Italy (in this case Fattoria Parri) and play around with some interesting varietals (all from the same region) to create a unique field blend to be sold via @mondoimports.
It should be available in Australia in around 8-10 weeks and retail around $15 a bottle.
Anthony D'Anna: Italian wine importer and merchant in Australia