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Kerin O’Keefe: high rating for Patrizia Cencioni

Kerin O’Keefe: high rating for Patrizia Cencioni.

Brunello Ofelio 2019 recently received 95 Points by Kerin O’Keefe.


Grapes: 100% Sangiovese
Vinification: manual selection of the grapes, soft de-stemming, fermentation at controlled temperature, 32 days of skin contact.
Ageing: 40 months in 15 Hl Slavonian oak Barrels
Growing method: horizontal spurred cordon
Average altitude: 320 m a.s.l.
Color: deep ruby red with garnet reflection.
Aroma characteristics: rich bouquet with complex aromas. Intense notes of sour cherry and violet, followed by spices and mediterranean herbs.
Flavor: great structure and intensity. Rich, vibrant, lively and elegant, with great persistence.
Food Pairings: perfect pairing for red meats and game.


The Patrizia Cencioni Agricultural Company is family-run, managed by the owner Patrizia and her two daughters Annalisa and Arianna.
Thanks to the long family experience and the entrepreneurial skills of the owner, a refined feminine touch is added.


The vineyards date back to 1989, the year in which the company was born, which draws its origins from an ancient company in Montalcino created in the 1950s by grandfather Giuseppe Cencioni, one of the founders of the Consorzio del Brunello di Montalcino.
The land destined for the production of Brunello di Montalcino surround the cellars and the tasting rooms, are located a few kilometers from the town center, about 350 meters above sea level. and overlook the Val d’Orcia.The total area of the company is 50 Ha, of which 9 Ha of Sangiovese vineyards and 7 Ha of olive groves, from which we obtain Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Thanks to the proximity of the vineyards to the fermentation cellar we are able to carry out the manual harvest in a short time.


With the steel vats at controlled temperatures, the correct fermentation is guaranteed.
The slow aging of the wines takes place in oak barrels, with their refinement the elegance and character, already peculiar characteristics of each vintage, stand out also in the bottle.