Gianni Brunelli Rosso di Montalcino 2019
10 months in Slavonian oak casks of 5, 10, 21 and 25hl
Decanter – “A blend of Sangiovese grapes from Podernovone – which lies at 500 metres above sea level on the southeast hillside of Montalcino with a southwest exposure – and Canalicchio on the northern side of the village. The vines were planted in 1998 for the former vineyard, and in 1989 for the latter. ‘Our Rosso is produced by the same grapes as Brunello,’ said Laura Brunelli.
This new 2019 bottling is more concentrated than the lighter 2018, and more balanced than the warm 2017. This wine, traditionally aged in large oak vessels for one year, is extremely fresh and not without complexity. Red currants, wild strawberry, black pepper and juniper aromas are followed by a brightness of savory red fruits on the medium-bodied palate. It has velvety tannins and refreshing, integrated acidity. A really great interpretation of the terroir.” (94 Pts)