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Brunello di Montalcino, Lisini

Brunello di Montalcino, Lisini
  • 100% Sangiovese from the estate’s massal selection.
  • Vineyards range from 300 to 350 meters in elevation
  • Vinification in glass-lined cement tanks with skin contact for 20-26 days.
  • Aged in 20-52 hectoliter casks for 42 months, followed by 6 to 8 months of bottle age prior to release.
  • 3,000 cases are produced on average each year.
Producer:
Vintage:
2016
Country:
Italy
Region:
Tuscany
Appellation:
Brunello di Montalcino
Variety:
Sangiovese
Color:
Red
Farming Practice:
Sustainable

Press & Reviews

Wine Enthusiast

Score:
96
Date:
2021-05-01
Review:
Inviting aromas of ripe wild berry, baking spice and Mediterranean herb are front and center along with a whiff of blue flower. Full bodied and vibrant, the savory palate features ripe Marasca cherry, star anise and nutmeg framed in noble tannins. Bright acidity provides freshness and balance. Give this time to fully develop and you'll be rewarded. Drink 2026–2046.

James Suckling

Score:
93
Date:
2020-11-11
Review:
This is medium-to full-bodied, yet very rich, with lots of sandalwood, lavender, fresh blackberries and crushed cloves. More citrus peel on the palate. Lemon peel and blackberries. Fine tannins and a fresh, tangy finish. Alcohol comes out at the end. Drink after 2022.

Vinous Media

Score:
95
Date:
2020-11-24
Review:
The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino excites the senses with a wonderfully pure and fruity display of wild strawberries, woodland herbs, wet stone and flowery undergrowth. Both savory and sweet, the textures are like silk, with waves of ripe red fruits and spices which give way to salty minerals, licorice, hints of black tea and a coating of fine tannin. While youthfully structured, there’s a juicy freshness to be found throughout, creating harmonious balance and symmetry that makes the 2016 Lisini so easy to like already. That said, the best is yet to come.