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Brunello di Montalcino, Patrizia Cencioni, 2019

Brunello di Montalcino, Patrizia Cencioni, 2019

Patrizia Cencioni | Tuscany, Italy | 75cl
  • Red Still
  • Sangiovese
Regular price £204.00
Regular price Offer price £204.00
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This female star-studded cast of winemakers is an admirable family-run operation that dates back to 1989 when lifeforce of the estate, Patrizia, decided she wanted to make Brunello. What was once a deteriorating property is now a winery buzzing with life and passion. Beyond the hectares of land freckled with olive groves are Sangiovese vines dedicated to producing Brunello di Montalcino.

They aim for the highest quality, with all vineyards meant for Brunello production, whilst they also produce a hidden gem Rosso here that is effectively a "baby Brunello" for early drinking. The vineyards can be found in the southeast at a high altitude with soil composed of volcanic rock and compacted clay (or Galestro). They are harvested by hand and then fermented with indigenous yeasts.

What the critics say:

93/100Eric Guido, Vinous

"The 2019 Brunello di Montalcino is distinctly savory with a burst of crushed wild berries, cedar and worn leather. This is silky and enveloping with polished red and blue fruits that swirl throughout and tactile mineral tones, all guided by vibrant acidity. A web of crunchy tannins lingers as the 2019 finishes long and staining yet is also remarkably fresh. "

92/100James Suckling

"Aromas of brambles, almonds, and dried lavender, followed by thyme, balsamic, and toasty undertones. Medium body, refreshing acidity with firm and solid tannins. A vibrant and energetic wine with piquant layers. Give this more time to come around. Try after 2026."

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OUR GROWERS

Patrizia Cencioni

Inspired by her grandfather, Giuseppe Cencioni, a founding member of the Brunello di Montalcino Consorzio, Patrizia Cencioni opened her own winery and pioneered an entirely new agricultural approach to winemaking. We are permanently impressed with the results.

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