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"The estate run by Maddalena Cordella was established in 1998 when Maddalena's father, Orlando Cordella, transferred part of the bigger family estate to her. "Heading south-east from Montalcino hill towards the village of Torrenieri, the Meleto farmhouse, with the estate's main office, stands on a hill among green vineyards and surrounded by the Tuscan hills favoured by photographers and the cypresses of the Natural and Artistic Val D'Orcia Park. "The grapes grown on the estate's vineyards since 1998 had been sold, but in 2006 Maddalena, together with her father, decided to vinify a part of the grapes produced. About 2 hectares of the carefully maintained vineyards are now assigned to winemaking. The grapes undergo thorough testing and modern agronomic practices and benefit from Maddalena’s father experience. The Oenologist PAOLO VAGAGGINI takes care of the actual wine making. This is the reason why Maddalena decided to distinguish her Wine and the other products from her estate with her last name, so as to show the affection and passion that link her to both her family and to the territory she lives in. It is her philosophic view of running the estate, that is to say, making strict and targeted choices whether in the vineyards or in the cellars, that enables her to produce such a high quality product, sought after by top Italian and foreign connoisseurs." - Winery Notes [+]