Il Paradiso di Manfredi

The vineyards of Sangiovese Grosso are placed on terraces, parallel along the hill of Montalcino, with varying altitudes (approximately 330 m. above sea level) and are exposed on the North/East side. The microclimate, the composition of the terrain and the care we take with the vineyards give the grapes unique properties and balance. The wines we produce are different every year and are interesting because we ensure that the ground can express its own individuality naturally. The total surface of the vineyards is 2.5 hectares, of which 2 produce Brunello. The vines are cultivated using a spurred double cordon. The planting area is 90 cm for 2.7 m with approximately 3,300 stocks per hectare. The average age of the vineyards is 28 years. The vines are cultivated using a spurred double cordon.

We annually produce about 9000 bottles of Brunello and Rosso Riserva, these cru wines come from grapes of Sangiovese grapes.

History

The business takes the name of Manfredi Martini (expert in agriculture and viticulture, bornin Montalcino in 1914) and from the estate "Il Paradiso", a typical country manor built atthe end of the 1800's.Around 1950, Manfredi and his wife Fortunata purchased the estate "Il Paradiso". In 1967,Manfredi and some farmers founded the Consorzio del Brunello di Montalcino.Today we continue to produce wine, attempting to view with responsibility the tradition,history and typical nature of the territory. The business takes the name of Manfredi Martini (expert in agriculture and viticulture, born in Montalcino in 1914) and from the estate "Il Paradiso", a typical country manor built at the end of the 1800's. Around 1950, Manfredi and his wife Fortunata purchased the estate "Il Paradiso". In 1967, Manfredi and some farmers founded the Consorzio del Brunello di Montalcino. Today we continue to produce wine, attempting to view with responsibility the tradition, history and typical nature of the territory.

The Work

The cycle of work on the vines begins in January with the first dry pruning during the proper lunar phase. In the last decade of April or in the first of May, before the setting, we do a first green pruning: the extra buds, the shoots and some small clusters are gathered from the vines in order to give the productive base a good leaf balance, efficient ventilation and excellent blending. Over the months and at the time of the coloring of the fruit we do additional green pruning: thanks to the experience handed down, and according to the weather, we cut some clusters to help the vines produce a balanced quantity of grapes and reach better maturity. Before the harvest we cut the clusters that do not reach the level of quality required (but with which we produce a good grape juice). During the harvest, we carefully select the grapes: a choice is made during the harvest phase and slightly before the grapes are destemmed and crushed.
The juice passes by gravity, into traditional containers of fiberglass cement of smallmedium size that we fill in a variable manner according to year. The fermentation is very prolonged, occurs slowly, at low temperature and thanks to the singular yeast of our grapes. With the passing of the days the wine clarifies by natural decanting, then passes to the cellar for aging in the highest quality oak casks, remaining there for a period of time that respects the canons for aging of Brunello di Montalcino (more than 36 months in casks for the Brunello; more than 12 months in casks for the Red; more than 48 months in casks for the Brunello Riserva).
After having obtained the recognition of the Commissione del Consorzio del Brunello and from the Chamber of Commerce of Siena, the wine is bottled "by gravity" to avoid the stress caused by mechanical pumps. The wine develops in bottles for many years and is strengthened thanks to its natural and pure characteristics.

The Wines

We annually produce about 9000 bottles of Brunello and Rosso Riserva, these cru wines come from grapes of Sangiovese grapes.
What varies among Red, and Brunello Riserva is the time of barrel aging. Our work highlights the uniqueness of the land of Paradise by Manfredi, naturalness and integrity of the wines. For many years, thanks to the work respectful of nature that we put in place in the vineyard and in the winery, this wine in the bottle enhances all of its features, an expression of the soil of our native yeasts and power of the grape.

The Cellar

The cellar is composed by three sections: a winemaking cellar, a cellar for aging in casks and a cellar for aging in bottles.

Winemaking Cellar

This cellar is located in a room with stone walls on the ground floor; during the entire year it maintains the temperature at approximately 15°C. It is equipped with vats in fiberglass cement of various capacities (up to a maximum of 50 Hl). The destemmer-crusher and the pump are of the latest generation. Pressing of the grapes occurs according to tradition, with a hydraulic press with stainless steel mesh basket.

Cellar for aging in casks

It is located on the ground floor of a building constructed of stone at the end of the 1800’s.This cellar also guarantees the wine efficient protection from thermal influences because it is able to maintain the temperature for excellent aging and which does not require the aid of conditioners. The aging of the wines occurs in oak casks from Slavonia, Croatia (from 25 to 30 Hl capacities) and its duration varies according to the requirements of the year, being in any case greater than 36 months.


Cellar for aging in bottles

This cellar is located in a partially underground area that allows excellent aging of the wines in bottles. Nearly a fourth of the space of the cellar is occupied by stratifications of rocks and sediment from the Pliocene era (discovered during digging for construction of the cellar), which facilitate the maintenance of temperature and humidity and provide a visual image of the potential of the subsoil of Paradiso di Manfredi.

The Vineyards

The vineyards of Sangiovese Grosso are placed on terraces, parallel along the hill of Montalcino, with varying altitudes (approximately 330 m. above sea level) and are exposed on the North/East side. The microclimate, the composition of the terrain and the care we take with the vineyards give the grapes unique properties and balance. The wines we produce are different every year and are interesting because we ensure that the ground can express its own individuality naturally. The total surface of the vineyards is 2.5 hectares, of which 2 produce Brunello. The vines are cultivated using a spurred double cordon. The planting area is 90 cm for 2.7 m with approximately 3,300 stocks per hectare. The average age of the vineyards is 28 years. The vines are cultivated using a spurred double cordon.

 

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