Mastrojanni, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
- Tuscany, Italy
The Mastrojanni Estate is situated in the south-east corner of the Montalcino region, set apart up a dirt road from the village of Castelnuovo dell'Abate. The wines are traditional and terroir-driven and the winery eschews the use of barriques as one might expect from such traditionalists. Having been purchased by coffee giants Illy, the estate has enjoyed even greater success in recent years and is now rated in the top 10 in the region."Plenty of dried fruits on the nose with cedar and flowers that follow through to a full body, layered tannins and an intense finish. Hints of raisins. Drink or hold." 92pts, James Suckling "Mastrojanni's 2014 Brunello di Montalcino (with 39,000 bottles made) opens to a dark garnet color with some amber-crimson hues at the edges. The wine presents a lovely velvety texture that is smooth and silky to the end. The folks at Mastrojanni were forced to make a huge sacrifice in this difficult vintage and they ended up dropping one-third of the fruit. They saved the very best to make Brunello in 2014. Because the cru selections were not produced, fruit from the Vigna Schiena d'Asino and the Vigna Loreto ended up here instead. The wine shows bright aromatic intensity with wild berry, moist earth and grilled herb, but the mouthfeel is compact and streamlined. I recommend a near or medium-term drinking window." 91pts, Monica Larner, WA "Transparent ruby. More composty than autumnal leaves on the nose. Not unpleasant! Delicate and lively with a slight bitter, even metallic finish. A burly rather than charming wine that's pretty chewy on the end." 16.5pts, Jancis Robinson
|Duty Paid / In Bond||Duty Paid|
|Wine Type||Red wines|
|Wine Style||Hearty Red|
|Winemaking||Vegan wines, Vegetarian wines|
|Drinkability||Early in drinking window|
|Food Match||Fowl - Slow Roasted Duck, Indulgence - Truffles, Pasta - Lasagne alla Bolognese, Red Meat - Beef bourguignon|
Top 10 Brunello producer
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