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Cortonesi La Mannella Brunello di Montalcino 2016

 

Overview

 

A luscious, deep red-ruby Brunello with bountiful and intense aromas of dark fruit with dried cherry, blackcurrant and plum. On a second wave of aromas, you encounter softer spice with toasted almond, tilled earth and grilled herb. This is a classic expression of the crisp but sunny 2017 vintage with an open and food-friendly personality. There is a playful touch of sweet cherry on the close. The fruit is sourced from the La Mannella zone.

 

Wine Facts

 

Winemaker Notes
The grapes for this wine come from the heart of Montalcino, on 19.768 acres of family-owned vines situated both on a 984.2-foot hill on north side of the city (near the Montosoli Zone) and on the southeast side (in the East Zone). One of the coolest growing areas in the appellation at moderate 382.8 yards (350 meters) above sea level. The soil on the north side is rocky clay, with excellent exposure to the sun and a large amount of stones, while the soil on the south side is clay with sandy soil of good drainage. The vineyards trellis system is spurred cordon. After careful selection of the hand-picked grapes, fermentation takes place with maceration for 20 days in stainless steel vats at controlled temperatures between 78.8° F – 86° F. The wine then spends 36 months in 3000-liter Slavonian oak casks. The combination of great passion for winemaking of the Cortonesi family, the high altitude, diversity of soils and traditional winemaking process gives to the La Mannella Brunello di Montalcino great finesse, elegance, and immense aging potential.


Serving Hints

This wine is a perfect accompaniment for red meats and various Italian cheeses.


Producer: Cortonesi
Region: Montalcino, Tuscany (DOCG)
Country: Italy
Wine Composition: 100% Sangiovese
Alcohol: 14.5 %
Total Acidity: 6.10 g/l
Residual Sugar: 1.0 g/l
pH: 3.4

Press Highlights

2017: 94 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Apr 2022
2017: 93 Pts - Wine Advocate, Feb 2022
2017: 93 Pts - James Suckling, Oct 2021
2017: 92 Pts - Wine Spectator, June 2022
2017: 92 Pts ‘One of the “Top 10 Best Value Brunello di Montalcino 2017 Wines” – Decanter, Jan 2022
2017: 90 Pts - Vinous, Dec 2021
2016: 95 Pts - James Suckling, Nov, 2020
2016: 94 Pts - Wine Advocate, Nov 2020
2016: 94 Pts - Wine Enthusiast,May 2021
2016: 93 Pts - Wine Spectator, June 2021
2016: 93 Pts - Wine & spirits, May 2022
2016: 93 Pts - Vinous, Nov 2020
2015: 94 Pts - James Suckling, Nov 2019
2015: 94 Pts - Wine Advocate, Jan 2020
2013: 93+ Pts - Wine Advocate, Feb. 2018
2013: 92+ Pts - Vinous, Apr 2018
2013: 92 Pts - James Suckling, Sept. 2018
2013: 91 Pts - Wine Spectator, June 2018
2012: 91 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, May 2017
2012: 91 Pts - Vinous, Mar 2017
2012: 90 Pts - Wine & Spirits, Apr 2017
2011: 91 Pts - Wine Spectator, June 2016
2010: 95 Pts - James Suckling, Jan. 2015
2010: 92 Pts - Wine Spectator, June 2015
2010: 92 Pts - Vinous, Feb. 2016
2010: 90 Pts - Wine Advocate #211, Feb. 2015
2009: 90 Pts - Wine Advocate #211, Feb. 2014

 

 

 
 
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