As first reported by Montalcino News (www.Montalcinonews.com) the Brunello estate of Poggio Antico has been sold.
Poggio Antico, one of the most beautiful estates in Montalcino, with 200 hectares of total land divided between forests, olive groves, and vineyards, was acquired by a Belgian Investment Company.
The Belgian Atlas Investment company, which is active primarily in the energy and real estate sector, was founded in 2008 by Marcel van Poecke. Poggio Antico has been guided for over 30 years by Paola Gloder and her husband, Alberto Montefiori. They have produced one of the most renowned Brunello di Montalcino and helped to bring attention to Brunello at the international level. Ms. Gloder and Mr. Montefiori will remain with the company for some time in order to ensure a smooth transition to the new general manager; Federico Trost, who was chosen by the new ownership.
Mr. Trost will take over some 32 hectares of vineyards, 28 of which are devoted to Brunello, along with a restaurant that is part of the property.
Credits: Laura Gray contributed to this report.