Intense ruby red with brilliant burgundy reflects in color. Reminiscent of wild black fruits, vanilla and spices on the nose and dry, warm, slightly austere but velvety in the palate.
This wine comes from the oldest vineyard of Collemattoni: Fontelontano. Less than half hectare. It's one of the few Single Vineyard Brunello di Montalcino riserva.
|Vintage:||2012||Grape Varietals:||100% Sangiovese||ABV:||15%|
|Aging:||Aged in Slovenian Oak barrel for 30 months, then another 6 months in the bottle before release.|
Coming from a parcel with 15-18 year old vines planted in sandy clay and marl soils.
Harvest is 100% destemmed with a soft pressing, fermentation in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature of 28-30°C, pumping over for the first week of maceration following by skin-contact maceration for 20-25 days with rack and return technique (delestage).
Malolactic fermentation completed. The delestage and the pumping over are then spaced out along the process.
Wine is slightly filtered before bottling.
steak, pheasants and strong cheese.
|Item number||Unit||Units/Case||Type||UPC - bottle||SCC - case||SRP/Unit|
|I0EE455008SGL||750ml||6||Glass||7 84585 02214 4||1 07 84585 02214 1||$110.00|
"Saturated flavors of cherry and plum mesh nicely with the dense tannins in this intense, energetic red. Balanced, if a bit angular now, with the component parts needing time to integrate. Finishes with a firm grip and lingering tobacco and mineral accents. Best from 2022 through 2038. From Italy.—B.S."
- Wine Spectator Insider (April 2018), 96 pts
"Deep ruby. Very deep aromas of red plum, red berries, sweet spices and crushed stone are complicated by mint and cinnamon on the captivating nose. Juicy and extremely intense, with a crystallized quality to its sharply delineated fruit and spice flavors, this huge, structured wine is bursting at the seams with ripe fruit and flesh. A luscious mouthful of Brunello that finishes long with polished tannins and noteworthy energy, not to mention subtle building perfume.- Ian D'Agata"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (April 2018), 95 pts
"Cherry and plum flavors are singed by mushroom, tamari and wet earth notes in this broad-shouldered, burly red. There is sweetness at the core, necessary to balance the dense, dusty tannins. Remains fresh and should develop well. Best from 2019 through 2033. 300 cases made. –BS"
- Wine Spectator (June 30th 2016), 94pts
"Good full red. Coffee and herb nuances complicate dark red cherry on the nose and palate. More austere today than the 2009 classico, finishing with rising tannins that are just this side of dry on the long, mouthcoating finish. - Ian D'Agata"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (July 2014), 91+pts