“Canalicchio di Sotto” estate was purchased by the Lambardi family in 1965, the property already included a small plot of wanton vines; this was how the idea of creating a vineyard came about and in 1973 the first Brunello di Montalcino (1978) came out in 500 bottles from a small 4 Hl barrel and the tiny wine cellar which included only a small room under the house.
The year 1967, just after the DOC recognition, was an important year for Brunello: a small group of producers decided to protect their wine and founded the "Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino". My father was one of them: farsighted in his thoughts that this wine would become an Italian excellence and as such would have to be regulated and protected.
Today the Lambardi estate has 6.5 hectares of vines almost entirely dedicated to Brunello di Montalcino docg, a new wine cellar and produces 12,000 bottles of Brunello di M., Rosso di M., a red wine and Sant’Antimo Bianco.
A long time has passed since the beginning of this adventure, but like then I strongly believe in my work and in my wine. Technology and innovations have improved my way of working but I remain convinced of my ideas: maturing Brunello in large barrels means the closing of the circle for the Sangiovese.