2 (almost) years ago, we had the delight to visit this vineyard, a must see after we had read Ferenc Mate's books about living in Tuscany. What a beautiful setting!
Since then we have corresponded with Candace and Ferenc, having wine shipped to US (only takes a week!), and get updates about wines and their website, and Ferenc's latest book.
In the last week,(mid July 2010) they have been notified that their 2005 Brunello has been listed as one of the top 100 Italian Wines. Sorry, I do not remember the source of the accolade, but all the Mate wines rate in the 90+ range.
Sipping the noted Brunello as I type....it is very, very good!