The agricultural company Molinari Carlo born in 1980 thanks to the passion of Mr. Molinari for the wines.During the 90’s Mr. Molinari expired and from that day, his wife, Ms. Colombo Marisa leads the company.Today Ms. Colombo Maria still manages the Molinari cellar with lot of passion and enthusiasm by trying to achieve the excellence in the production of the Brunello di Montalcino, Rosso di Montalcino and Sant’Antimo, all great high quality and aged Tuscany red wines. The company has 4 hectares of vines in one of the best area of Montalcino and it is completely a family-run business.
Interview with producer
How was the 2013 grape harvest?
As usual it was great, also because of the wonderful location where are settled our vines.
Which are the future projects for your cellar?
Keep improving the quality of the wines.
In your opinion, how much is important the improvement of the quality of the wines you produce?
More than important is fundamental! Only by offering quality wines you can emerge from the market which is always harder and harder.
If you have to convince a customer to buy your wine, what would you say to him?
I would tell him to taste it and then he will agree with me.
Which is your favorite thing of your work, and which is the worst?
There is anything I do not like because I do everything with passion for my wine, there is a love relationship. Once, an Holland taster told me: “In this bottle it feels the love”. That sentence is one of the most satisfying for me. What I do love more? I do not know, I love working in the cellar, in the vineyard to separate the branches so the bunches do not touch one to each other and taste the wine. The direct relation with the customers, even if I do not speak very well English, I manage to sell my wine to citizens from all around the world.
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?
As it is about a Prime Minister it depends on the menu:
If the dinner is based on fish, with a starters followed by a main dish and finally a dessert, I would suggest a champagne or another high quality and scent white wine. This meal I would finish with a lemon sorbet.
If the meal is based on meat with a cold cut starter, a good Fiorentina steak or game, aged cheeses and finally a chocolate pie, I would suggest a Brunello or some other high quality red wine.
If you have to give an advice to all the cellars of your territory, what would you advice?
I would not permit myself to give advices because every farmer do his best to obtain the best from his grapes.
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?
Very positively because it helps to make our wines more visible to a wider range of consumers.
Why have you decided to commit the sale of the wines to the online wine shop Uritalianwines?
Because I’ve found professionalism, aim of working and competence. I trust them and I know they will do a good job. And then…they are from Lombardia like me!
Which is the wine you would suggest to the online Uritalianwines customers and why?
It is an hard question because I would suggest all my wines because everyone for me is the best (very modest)! It depends also on the economic aspect of the customer.