According to a post published late yesterday EST (and dated May 19) by the Brunello producers association (Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino), the body has elected a new advisory council. Election of the president and vice-presidents is expected within the next three weeks.
- Montalcino (Si), May, 19 – 2010 – The elections of the new Board of Directors of Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino took place on Tuesday the 18th of May.The ballots of votes to elect the fifteen members of Board of Directors went on until about 23.00 [11 p.m.]…The Board of Directors of the Consortium of Brunello di Montalcino has now 20 days to choose among the 15 members appointed, the new President of the Consortium and the three Vice-Presidents who shall hold office for the next three years.
The election results, according to the post:
- Fabrizio Bindocci (Il Poggione)
Rudy Buratti (Banfi)
Donatella Cinelli Colombini (Cinelli Colombini)
Andrea Cortonesi (Uccelliera)
Marco Cortonesi (La Mannella)
Maurizio Lambardi (Lambardi, Canalicchio di Sotto)
Carlo Arturo Lisini Baldi (Lisini)
Bernardo Losappio (wine industry lawyer, Montalcino)
Ermanno Morlacchetti (Castelgiocondo [Frescobaldi])
Guido Orzalesi (Altesino)
Giancarlo Pacenti (Siro Pacenti)
Elia Palazzesi (Collelceto)
Fabio Ratto (Pian delle Vigne [Antinori])
Francesco Ripaccioli (Canalicchio di Sopra)
Ezio Rivella (ex-director, Banfi, author of the soon-to-be-released Montalcino, Brunello, and I: the Prince of Wines’ True Story)
The highly anticipated election results were rapidly and widely reposted in the blogosphere this morning by observers of the Italian wine industry, many of whom speculate that either Ezio Rivella or Donatella Cinelli Colombini will emerge as the body’s new president.