Castello Romitorio Montalcino

We were delighted to start importing Castello Romitorio last year and immediately knew the wines would be a perfect fit for de Burgh.

Castello Romitorio was a half-renovated abandoned wreck when artist Sandro Chia purchased it in 1984. What was left of the building had been abandoned after WW2 and used only by shepherds until Baron Giorgio Franchetti, a historic building restorer, purchased it in the 1970’s He abandoned his plan (I didn’t say he was a successful building restorer) and sold the property to Sandro who completed the work and brought the building back to life as his home and art studio. Harvest in the vineyards

The building had been built originally in the 12th century as an imposing hilltop fortress to guard the town of Montalcino. In the late 1980’s Sandro set about restoring the land around the castle back to its former glory with an overhaul of the vineyards. New cellars were constructed in 2005 and along with Filippo, Sandro’s son, the wines have become internationally recognised as expressions of Sangiovese than flirt between the modern and classic style with extraordinary elegance.

We are pleased to find that Castello Romitorio’s Brunello di Montalcino 2015 has been highly recommended in Wine Spectator’s July edition as a top 2015 Riserva with 98 points. You can read the article here – Wine Spectator July