From the best Brunello vintage thus far in the 21st century, this is a must for your cellar. Deep black cherry jam, balsam, sottobosco (underbrush), and clove make this one seductive, long and languorous stroll into the Tuscan sunset. If you want to see what Brunello is all about, this is a great place to start.
A great winemaker, well-capitalized owners, and prime terroir: that's the recipe for great Sangiovese at Podere Brizio. Superstar oenologist Alberto Antonini is in charge of winemaking at this impressive state in the township of Tavernelle, in the west-central part of the appellation. This is just to the north of Soldera's Case Basse (arguably the greatest producer of Brunello). The Brizio wines are Brunello wines that showcase the grace and power of Sangiovese beautifully. If you need any excuse to grill a big, thick Porterhouse and dress it with sea salt and emerald-green Ligurian olive oil, here's your chance.