Mastrojanni Brunello di Montalcino (750ml)
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In 1975 that lawyer, Gabriele Mastrojanni bought the San Pio and Loreto estates and decided to plant his first vineyards. Today, thanks to an exceptional terroir and the people who have believed in it for decades, Mastrojanni has become one of the most respected Montalcino producers.
Made from the Brunello clone of Sangiovese, oak aged for 3 years in Alliers barrels of various sizes (15, 33, 54 hl), then refined further in bottle for 6-8 months. The wine is an intense ruby red with pronounced aromas of red and dark berry fruit, vanilla and sweet leaf tobacco. The mouthfeel is full and generous with all components; fruit acid and tannin, well balanced. The finish is long and pleasantly tangy.
“Bright ruby-red. Aromas of raspberry, red currant and fresh herbs are complicated by roast coffee, licorice and mocha. Plush, pliant and sweet, offering seductive red berry, coffee and tobacco flavors lifted by a candied violet note. The long, smooth but vibrant finish features sweet tannins, a whiff of herbs and outstanding length.” 93pts Vinous (Ian d’Agata)
Mastrojanni’s 2013 Brunello di Montalcino reveals a very precise and focused aromatic profile. This is a signature touch from this outstanding estate that, year in and year out, produces some of the best Brunello you can buy. Wild berries and cherries rise from the bouquet in an elegant flutter. Those tones are followed by spice, leather, rosemary and medicinal herb. The wine is streamlined, polished and smooth in terms of mouthfeel. Some 54,000 bottles were produced. – Monica Larner