In the mid-1970s, while the debate around whether or not international vines could be legitimately grown in central Tuscany was raging, Fabrizio Bianchi decided to plant Cabernet Sauvignon in the Il Mulino vineyard. The first harvest was produced in 1982, resulting in a wine that serves as a unique expression of the local area. Its name is inspired by the famous saying “Nemo propheta in patria” – no man is a prophet in his own land – a fitting description of the winery’s cutting-edge and pioneering spirit in those days.
Vino da tavola
First year of production
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
In temperature-controlled truncated conical steel vats with emptying system (Délestage) and pumping over for about 20/22 days.
Maturazione o invecchiamento
In new French oak barriques for about 18 months
Two years of bottle aging
In Tuscany, 1982 yielded results that differed widely from one production zone to the next. In the Montalcino area, it was considered good but not exceptional, while in the Carmignano area the situation was the opposite. At Monsanto, 1982 was a vintage of excellent structure with a special elegance and equilibrium. The growing season was remarkably uniform and the light rainfall in September spared the estate. Climatic conditions assured excellent ripening with less acidity than average compared to an outstanding ratio of polyphenols and sugar.