Tenute Silvio Nardi was established in 1950 when Silvio Nardi purchased property in Montalcino. Since Nardi was from Umbria, the region to the southeast of Tuscany, Nardi’s move to Montalcino to make wine was considered novel. Nardi’s interest in Montalcino’s winemaking potential was instrumental in developing the Brunello di Montalcino DOCG in 1980. The venture has expanded over the decades, and today Silvio’s daughter Emilia Nardi runs the 200-acre estate. Silvio Nardi is one of the largest estates in Montalcino and remains one of the most admired Brunello producers. Gambero Rosso frequently gives the estate’s wines ratings of 2 to 3 glasses.