An honour from Montalcino: the Leccio d’Oro award

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Last year, an exciting announcement was made: we were to receive one of five Leccio d’Oro awards from the Consorzio del vino Brunello di Montalcino, in recognition of our spectacular range of wines from the region.

The area around Montalcino, Tuscany, is home to some truly spectacular wines. Here, clay soils give way to rocky galestro, and roads wind uphill to vineyards planted in the midst of valleys and mountains.

Brunello di Montalcino is the most famous of the region’s wines. With fierce tannins and incredible longevity, these are powerful, and require years of ageing. Needless to say, they are popular amongst fine wine collectors and drinkers alike.



Every year, the Consorzio del vino Brunello di Montalcino scans wine lists and portfolios from across the world. It selects those with the most impressive, representative range from the region, and to these, it awards the Leccio d’Oro prize.

Perhaps due to being perceived as a relatively “new” region, those working in Montalcino are keen to reward those who promote them across the globe. In the words of the Consorzio: “ambassadors of Brunello in Italy and in the world play a fundamental role in making the territory of Montalcino and its wines known to wine lovers from every corner of the planet.”



Last year, we were delighted to discover that we had received one of the five prizes awarded in 2023.

Our Italy Buyer, Davy Zyw, said: “We were absolutely thrilled to be recognised by the Consorzio del vino Brunello di Montalcino, with the Leccio d’Oro award. It proves our dedication to this incredible wine region, and the calibre of the amazing producers we work with. Really, the prize should be theirs!”

“But our work is not done. Every year we travel, taste and evaluate our range, to make sure our offering of Brunello di Montalcino represents the very best of the region’s wines.”