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Brunello di Montalcino, La Serena

Brunello di Montalcino, La Serena
  • Certified Organic since 2013
  • 100% Sangiovese from the La Serena estate harvested during the first two weeks of October
  • 400 meters elevation
  • Fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel before moving into cask
  • Aged for three years in a combination of 20, 30, 40 and 70 hectoliter French oak casks, plus four months in bottle

 

Producer:
Vintage:
2016
Country:
Italy
Region:
Tuscany
Appellation:
Brunello di Montalcino
Variety:
Sangiovese
Color:
Red
Farming Practice:
Certified Organic

Press & Reviews

James Suckling

Score:
94
Date:
2020-11-11
Review:
Lovely depth of fruit to this young Brunello with tile and tar undertones, as well as bark. It’s full-bodied and layered with soft tannins. From organically grown grapes. Drink after 2022.

Vinous Media

Score:
90
Date:
2020-11-01
Review:
The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino is a pretty and sweetly spiced effort that places purity and balanced ripeness above all else. Dusty cherry and flowery perfumes are complemented by notes of cinnamon, cedar and a grounding hint of undergrowth. It’s silky yet lifted, seeming even juicy at times, while ushering in red fruits laced with candied citrus. Mint leaf and hints of tobacco linger through the youthfully tannic finale, along with a subtle hint of heat. The 2016 comes across as front-loaded and ready to please, but it needs a few years in the cellar to come fully into focus.

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