Podere Salicutti is gem of an estate located in Montalcino and one of the leading figures in the tiny, yet burgeoning “Natural Wine” movement in Brunello appellation. It is run meticulously by Francesco Leanza and is the first organically certified estate in Montalcino. The entire Salicutti estate comprises 11 acres –just over four of which are planted to vine. Leanza makes only about 8,000 bottles of Brunello each year. His style impeccably balances power and elegance, and the wines have an almost Burgundian sense of style and grace on the palate.