Marche, Italy: Brunori Azienda Vitivinicola
The company is situated in the San Nicolò quarter of the community of San Paolo di Jesi (AN), at an altitude of 200 metres above sea level. This community is located in the middle of the Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi zone, an area that is particularly suitable for grape production. Mario Brunori founded the company in 1956, and his son Giorgio was soon working alongside him, while the enterprise is now led by Mario's grandchildren, Carlo and Cristina, who have inherited not only the extensive experience in tending the vines, but also a deep interest in the knowing and applying modern technology. Carlo and Cristina are both sommeliers and knew how to mould tradition and experimentation and existing cultivation techniques with modern wine-making equipment, in an incessant search for excellence. Over the years the Brunori estate has grown and been modernised without abandoning its family characteristics. Personal attention to the production cycle has been maintained, from vineyard care to vinification, from working in the cellar to bottling and eventual commercialisation.