Brunello di Montalcino 2013 is intense and elegant. Traditionally vinified. After two weeks of natural spontaneous fermentation, the wine is racked into large 30 and 54 hl French oak barrels where it ages for 38 months. Refined in bottle for 6 months minimum. Intense and complex bouquet, with nuances of ripe red fruit and spices like black pepper and liquorice. Lingering and luxuriant tannins with notes of ripe red fruit, vanilla and spices. Very long finish.
One of two Montalcino wineries acquired by Argentine oil mogul Alejandro Bulgheroni at the beginning of 2013, this is run under the guidance of renowned consultant Alberto Antonini and follows an organic viticulture and no-barrique philosophy. The nose is subtly fragrant with topsoil, smoke and herb notes. Sweetness of fruit comes out on the palate and is framed by fine, firm tannins. It's not the last word in complexity but has good depth and is overall satisfying.