By Gerardo Corleone –
This bio-dynamically produced Brunello di Montalcino comes from vineyards on 400 to 600m asl. The whole estate comprises 210 ha, but only 12 ha are planted with vines. As we are in the region of Brunello the main variety is Sangiovese or to be more accurate – Sangiovese Grosso. A special clone of Sangiovese. You immidiately understand that the Cantinis now what they are doing:
A fruity-earthy combo with herbal twists of origano and rosemary shows up in the complex bouquet and immediately invites you to take a sip – I will do so!
Juicy, mouthfilling and soft appearance on the palate. Lots of ripe cherries and crushed cranberries pair with roasted herbs, a dash of licorice and smoke. The typical Sangiovese-acidity pushes it to a completely dry and again earthy finish.
Some zesty-refreshing fruit in the aftertaste. All the time well balanced, elegant and showing lots of potential for another 10-15 years of storage.
You can only like this one – a real winner and hidden gem!