La Torre Winery
The Winery La Torre is located in Sant'Angelo in Colle, south of Montalcino; in hilly area facing south-west on land of Eocene origin that creates wines of great personality.
Founded in 1976 by Giuseppe Anania is now managed by his son Luigi, who defines his Company "Traditional but not conservative" because the entire production follows the traditional criteria but with an emphasis on experimentation and technology. The cellar has Slavonian oak barrel and barriques of various woods used for the aging of Brunello di Montalcino.
Interview with producer
Which are the future projects for your cellar?
Next year we are going to take the biological certificate which will be reported on all the labels. In the vineyard we will try to grassing by alternate rows to increase even more the body of the wine.
In your opinion, how much is important the improvement of the quality of the wines you produce?
It is very important in fact we have always improved the quality of our wines and we are keeping doing that in the future.
If you have to convince a customer to buy your wine, what would you say to him?
They are classical wines of long aging mostly in big barrels. The style is traditional but not conservative.
Which is your favorite thing of your work, and which is the worst?
The best part is the wine creation from the grapes maturation, to the wine making process until the aging. It is a real creation actuated from the nature and the human being. The worst part is the bureaucracy side.
If the Prime Minister would call you and he would ask you a wine for a very important dinner, which wine would you suggest him, and why?
A Brunello di Montalcino 2008 with a roasted piggy: to my modest opinion one of the best match.
If you have to give an advice to all the cellars of your territory, what would you advice?
To respect the Sangiovese vineyard, the territory and the characteristics of every year.
In the last years the web commerce is expanding a lot, the online wine shops are growing up more and more; how do you consider this market news?
It could be a great opportunity to reduce the steps and to expand the market to the privates.
Why have you decided to commit the sale of the wines to the online wine shop Uritalianwines?
I have already worked with Giuseppe Gallarati and I saw he is a man of his word so I have no doubt in committing to Uritalianwines the online sell of the wine.
Which is the wine you would suggest to the online Uritalianwines customers and why?
In this moment the Brunello 2008, which is an elegant wine which is perfect both to be match with food than alone as meditation wine. I think that if you leave it to aging for 2/3 years this wine would surprising you.