Cerbaia - Brunello di Montalcino 2015 12/750ml

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Classification
Red
Country
Italy
Producer
Cerbaia
Farming
Organic
Bottle Size
750ml
Vintage
2015
Bottles/Case
12
$444
Cerbaia - Brunello di Montalcino 2015 12/750ml

Classification
Red
Country
Italy
Producer
Cerbaia
Farming
Organic
Bottle Size
750ml
Vintage
2015
Bottles/Case
12
Highlights
* Fresh new face from Montosoli
* High elevation single vineyard near Sassetti Pertimali and Valdicava
* Organically farmed since originally planted in 1978
Vineyard
Estate vineyard, north facing at 400' elevation; soils of stone and galestro clay
Farming
Organic
Vinification
10-20 day fermentation
Aging
36 months in large Slavonian oak casks to achieve roundness; 6 months in bottle
Reviews
• Robert Parker: 93 This wine reveals a beautifully rich and saturated appearance as it pours from the bottle. The Cerbaia 2015 Brunello di Montalcino offers a pretty presentation of Sangiovese-driven aromas with small berries, underbrush, moist potting soil and blue flowers. All of these aromas are perfectly tied to the variety. In the mouth, Cerbaia's interpretation is lean and crisp with medium weight and a long, silky mouthfeel. It does feel thin on the mid-palate and tapers out to a medium or short finish. Fruit comes from a 4.5-hectare vineyard with Galestro-rich soils. Some 18,000 bottles were released in January 2020.
• Wine Enthusiast: 90 Scorched earth, leather and camphor aromas mingle with a whiff of resin. On the austere tightly knit palate, grainy tannins accompany sour cherry, orange zest and tobacco. This will benefit with a few more years of cellar time. Drink after 2023.
• Decanter: 93 The small Cerbaia estate boasts 4.5ha of vines on the Montosoli hill. At 400 metres, the northeast-facing site is relatively cool and breezy. As of 2014, Elena Pellagrini has joined her father Fabio, an agronomist who planted the vines here in the late 1970s. She has crafted an impressive 2015, displaying well-defined aromas of fresh red forest berries, violet and liquorice root. The palate is densely packed and tightly wound with grainy tannins but is brightened by crisp acidity and an underlying savouriness.

Drinking Window 2022 - 2032
• JamesSuckling.com: 95 An opulent Brunello, suggesting glacé cherries, strawberry ice-cream, peppermint tea and dried cloves. Full-bodied and very structured, muscling sturdy layers of tannins and rolling sheets of dark fruit into ironclad balls of flavor and texture. Long and fruit-driven on the finish. Drink from 2024.
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