A winemaking consultant by trade, there’s little in
Montalcino that Enzo Tiezzi hasn’t done. He’s been
winemaker at countless estates, and was even
president of the Brunello Consorzio, the body that
oversees production in the region, for five years in the
1980s. Under his leadership, Brunello di Montalcino
was elevated from the simple DOC classification to the
top level of DOCG.
Enzo finally bought his own estate in the 1980s.
Vigna Soccorso is the vineyard that surrounds the
estate’s buildings, in the shadow of Montalcino’s town
walls. This vineyard holds a unique place in the history
of Brunello: it was a wine from here that won some of
Brunello di Montalcino’s first international plaudits in
trade fairs in Rome, Paris, and Marseille in the 1870s.
And the wine coming from this prized spot remains one
of Montalcino’s greatest, far outperforming its modest