Europe's biggest BD estate?


Another titbit for those entirely uninterested in Bordeaux....

While Vino Nobile di Montepulciano in general seems a little inert of late, this is certainly not the case with its best-known producer Avignonesi. Virginie Saverys, scion of a Belgian shipping dynasty, started to get involved in the Montepulciano estate back in 2007 by buying the Falvo family's 30% stake, but by 2009 owned all 110 ha, which she immediately set about converting to biodynamic methods. Since then she hasn't left a stone unturned at this property, which dates back to the 17th century.

The conversion was a bold move by...

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