This savory gem is made from old vine Sangiovese near the hill town of Montalcino. The layered, ripe palate has a lovely balance of candied red fruit and bright acidity. Streamlined and elegant, without a trace of heaviness, the polished finish shows a final twist of orange peel. Break out the salami and Pecorino and let’s make a toast to life’s simple pleasures – good food and great wine!
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 Dievole olive oil, here's your chance.
The nose frames a beautiful juxtaposition between dried cherries and caramel and bright orange zest and truffles. Full-bodied and very spicy, the pointed, punchy tannins drive the fresh, chocolate-covered red fruit rather long. Drink from 2021.
The Podere Brizio 2015 Brunello di Montalcino (an estate owned by Dievole) is a full and generous wine ready for a serving of veal and vegetables. This is an elegant and impactful expression of Sangiovese that impresses thanks to the purity and the fine nature of its aromas. Delicate fruit nuances of dried raspberry and cherry cede to dried spice, earth and crushed flowers. Those glorious floral aromas are nicely underlined with layers of lilac, violet and lavender. A touch of dusty mineral fits in smoothly on the finish.