l’Eté du Vin Guest of Honor



Niccolo  Maltinti | US Brand Ambassador


Niccolo Maltinti joined Marchesi Antinori in July of 2011. In addition to representing Antinori with the trade, he oversees the strategic planning and sales execution for the family’s wines in the U.S.


Niccolo was born and raised in Florence, where he lived until he graduated from the University of Florence with a degree in Business Economics. While conducting research for his college thesis, “Marketing Strategies in the Wine Business: The Case of Super Tuscans,” Niccolo had the chance to meet a number of inspiring wine personalities, including Marchese Piero Antinori, sparking his interest to further explore the fascinating world of wine.


After graduation, he traveled to New York City and fell in love with the energy, diversity and the infinite opportunities of the city and decided to move there in 2004. Since that time, Niccolo has worked in sales and marketing positions in the wine industry in the areas of importing , distribution, and on the winery side – managing the U.S. market for a luxury Tuscan brand. These roles aptly prepared him for his leadership role with Marchesi Antinori.


Outside of the office, his main interests are cooking , traveling , skiing and playing soccer. He’s very passionate about art and is a member of the MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) and PS1 in New York. He lives in Manhattan.






Prunotto is a historic Piedmont producer owned by Marchesi Antinori since 1994. Prunotto’s deep roots in the region complement its modern winemaking expertise, enabling it to retain the traditional characteristics of Piedmont’s iconic wines while improving their accessibility and quality. The Prunotto winery is located equidistant from the iconic zones of Barolo and Barbaresco in Piedmont. Its five privately held vineyards in the Langhe and Monferrato regions give it access to a variety of microclimates and soils.


The winery name comes from Alfredo and Luigina Prunotto. In 1922 they married and decided to take over the “Ai Vini delle Langhe” co-op and gave it their name. Their dedication and passion soon made the winery famous and it began exporting Barolo and Barbaresco all over the globe: first to South America and then to The United States, two markets that had recently opened to foreign trade. Prunotto was one of the few companies that believed in this commercial strategy.


In 1956, Alfredo Prunotto decided to retire and he sold the company to wine technician and friend Beppe Colla who was assisted by Carlo Filiberti and later by his brother Tino Colla. As early as 1961, the owners of Prunotto began to identify specific production areas, well-know vineyards of excellence, and began single vineyard vinification to produce the very best crus such as Barolo Bussia and Barbera d’Alba Pian Romualdo. In 1972, a new winery was designed by architect Ugo della Piana, a native of this northern area of Piedmont. The winery was built near the city of Alba where Prunotto’s main offices are still located today.




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