91 Points: "A fruity, juicy red with dried-berry, strawberry and chocolate aromas and flavors. Full body with round, velvety tannins. Flavorful finish. The overripe character is a little dominating but it shows freshness. Drink now." - James Suckling
2011 experienced a fluctuating trend passing from a precocious clear budding ( in advance of three weeks ) to a slower period of maturity at the beginning of summer due to persistently low day-night temperatures. Then again to a new acceleration from the second half of August to a forced harvest two weeks in advance. It was not possible to delay harvest date given the high alcohol level. Wines of this vintage are very smooth and juicy, well concentrated and full-bodied.
This deep, ruby-red wine has intense, complex aromas of red fruits and spices, with toasty oak notes. The wine shows a silky texture, great finesse and profound flavors, framed by noble, velvety tannins. Though impressive now, this wine will benefit from aging.
Pair with thick porterhouse steak or rich fish such as sturgeon or grouper.
GRAPES: 100% Sangiovese
APPELLATION: Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
ACIDITY: 5.10 g/l
AGING: Aged for 12 months in new and used French oak barriques
POINTS OF DISTINCTION
- Brunello is one of the legendary, collectible wines of Tuscany.
- Produced from two fine estate vineyards.
- An ageworthy wine of great depth and complexity.