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Brunello di Montalcino, Voliero

Brunello di Montalcino, Voliero
  • 100% Sangiovese from 15-25 year old vines grown in clay soils
  • Cold maceration with the skins at 10-12 degrees Celsius (the number of days depends on the characteristics of the grapes).
  • Fermentation in steel with temperature control for 20/25 days
  • Maturation in large Slavonian and French oak casks (20-50 Hl) for 30 months
  • 650 cases produced annually
Producer:
Vintage:
2016
Country:
Italy
Region:
Tuscany
Appellation:
Brunello di Montalcino
Variety:
Sangiovese
Color:
Red
Farming Practice:
Practicing Organic

Press & Reviews

Wine Advocate

Score:
94
Date:
2020-11-30

Wine Enthusiast

Score:
91
Date:
2021-05-01
Review:
This opens with intense aromas of rose, crushed mint and forest floor. Vibrant and full bodied, the palate shows sour cherry, cranberry and roasted coffee bean set against fine-grained, drying tannins. It closes on a salty note while fresh acidity keeps it and balanced. Drink 2023–2028.

James Suckling

Score:
94
Date:
2020-11-11
Review:
Aromas of flowers, plums, cedar and violets follow through to a full body with firm, silky tannins that show plush fruit that’s pure and focused. Hints of orange peel, too. Fresh. Persistent at the end. Drink after 2023.

Vinous Media

Score:
92
Date:
2020-11-24
Review:
The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino takes a more poised, feminine and refined approach to the vintage. Sweet roses, wild strawberry, leather and peppery herbs create a remarkably pretty display. The textures here are velvety; yet energy remains high, casting polished red berry fruits over a core of zesty acids and spice, while fine tannins build toward the close. It’s long yet heroically structured, with inner florals slowly tapering off. The 2016 Voliero will require a good amount of time to come fully into focus.