Sought-After 2016 Tenuta Brunelli 'Martoccia' Brunello di Montalcino
Tuscany is the home to the world’s best Sangiovese and the Montalcino region of Tuscany is the home to the best of the best - Brunello di Montalcino. In any year, Brunello is a sought-after wine. In a “radiance personified” year, as Vinous put it, Brunello is coveted and sells out quickly, particularly when it’s a deal like this.
The 2016 'Martoccia' Brunello di Montalcino comes from the estate vineyards of Tenuta Brunelli. This small family winery chooses quality over quantity, cultivating the grapes in their most important vineyards for lower yields. The grapes that end up in their flagship Brunello achieve optimum ripeness. And, in 2016 when temperature, sun, and rain all played nicely together and created a 99 point vintage, the Sangiovese grapes in the Brunelli vineyards achieved “perfezione.”
Now, five and half years later, the 2016 has been released to the public, and we have it at a remarkable 46% off. This bright ruby red 100% Sangiovese wine has long aging potential and its hue will develop to a lovely deep garnet as the years pass.
Aromas of cherry, plum, ripe strawberry, cola, sage, and spices float from the glass. It’s silky, smooth, and fresh on the palate, full of red fruits and herbal notes. Its firm tannins and lively acidity confirm its ability to last a long time in your cellar.
You’ll be drinking this Brunello di Montalcino for the next 10+ years, as long as you buy enough of it. Good thing there’s free shipping on 6 or more bottles!