Back to Montalcino where the 2012 Brunello vintage has just arrived on the market!
The international critics call it “a Return to Finesse” (Wine Enthusiast) or “a Rockstar” ( James Suckling) and we are truly in front of the elegant, age-worthy Brunello. Beautiful aromas, fine tannins and good acidity.
The 2012 growing season was difficult and was characterized by prolonged dry intense heat during the summer and late rain. The conditions were favorable in vineyards situated in higher altitude where the evening breeze would cool the grapes down and in older vineyards with deeper roots.
Nonetheless, as always in difficult years, the work in the vineyard was fundamental in making the difference. The intense heat reduced significantly the quantity and some producers made only about 70 % of their usual number of bottles. Stay tuned for our favorites!