The mavericks of Monte Amiata

Ugo Fabbri and Sebastian Nasello in the vineyard at Bakkanali

Brunello di Montalcino’s vineyards are worth close to a million euros per hectare but, just next door, Monte Amiata, at a fraction of a price, attracts young mavericks who are showing off its unique terroir. Above, Ugo Fabbri (left) and Sebastian Nasello at Bakkanali.

Few projects in recent times have excited me as much as Bakkanali, an estate founded by two 30-somethings with big credentials: Sebastian Nasello, winemaker at Le Ripi, and Ugo Fabbri, formerly export manager at Castiglion del Bosco, both estates known for Brunello di Montalcino. In 2019 the pair bought a couple of hectares at 600 m (1,969...