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Ex-Vietti couple joins Montalcino's Castiglion del Bosco


Castiglion del Bosco’s winemaker Cecilia Leoneschi.

Just ahead of the release of Brunello’s highly anticipated 2019 vintage, Castiglion del Bosco’s winemaker, Cecilia Leoneschi, has announced that Elena Penna and Luca Currado have teamed up with the estate’s long-time consultant, Beppe Caviola.

This year has been a busy one for the earliest part of this year. The duo has resigned From renowned Piedmont Kyle Krause, an American businessman, bought the Vietti property in 2016. According to Currado, the seed for this new collaboration was planted by Caviola, who was the couple’s external consultant at Vietti for many years. Their mandate at Castiglion del Bosco is to hone the estate’s cru project.

Castiglion del Bosco was one of the original members of Brunello di Montalcino’s consorzio and has experienced a steady upward trend since Massimo Ferragamo acquired the property, which had been underperforming in 2003.

Over 2,000ha, in the northwest part of the zone is a property that boasts 62ha vineyards at different altitudes and different exposures. Currado refers to it as ‘one of the most beautiful terroirs in Montalcino’.

Elena and Luca Currado pictured with their children, Michele and Giulia

Elena and Luca Currado with their children Michele and Giulia. Credit: elenaspirits.com

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