2013 Fonterenza Brunello Di MontalcinoSangiovese from Italy
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100% Sangiovese Grosso. The Padovani sisters have around 4.2 contiguous, hilly hectares near Poggio San Polo in the SE part of the Montalcino zone. The farming is certified-bio...
- 95 Eric Guido - Vinous Media
95 Eric Guido - Vinous Media
The hauntingly beautiful 2013 Brunello di Montalcino captivates with its heady bouquet. Violette candies give way to crushed black cherries, cloves, balsamic spice and Tuscan dust. Its velvety textures and full-bodied weight communicate undeniable elegance, all perfectly balanced by the saline-minerals, brisk acids and a wave of tart wild berry fruits within. This leaves a coating of fine tannins under an air of shaved cedar, as hints of tangerine, plum and rum-soaked raisins slowly taper off. While there are many years of positive development in store for collectors, the 2013 is already showing so beautifully. Fonterenza only releases wines when they believe they are ready, so the 2013 is the current-vintage Brunello. 2023-2033.
100% Sangiovese Grosso. The Padovani sisters have around 4.2 contiguous, hilly hectares near Poggio San Polo in the SE part of the Montalcino zone. The farming is certified-biodynamic and the harvest by hand. Their Brunello comes from a mere hectare's worth of fruit from prized Vigna del Bosco parcel. Surrounded entirely by the woods or bosco for which it was named, the site is 1.7 hectares of steep, south-facing vines with soils ranging from galestro (rocky, schistous clay) at the top to albarese (limestone-clay marl) further downslope, with many variations between. The Padovanis planted the Vigna del Bosco in 1999-2000, farm it biodynamically (certified) and harvest it by hand in multiple passe
|Sub-Region||Brunello di Montalcino|
95 - Eric Guido - Vinous Media
|Taste||red fruit, strawberry and raspberry|
|Nose||asparagus, green pepper and red fruit|