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Cortonesi La Mannella Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2015


Abundant in personality, the Cortonesi 2015 Brunello di Montalcino La Mannella Riserva is very expressive of the sunny, warm and luminous growing season. Rich fruit flavors of dark plum, black cherry and cassis are interwoven with spice, sweet tobacco and balsam herb. The wine is clean, chiseled and sharp, but bold and generous, at the same time. The youthful tannins give this wine an outstanding aging potential.

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
The Brunello Riserva is made just in the very best vintages all harvested by hand to achieve the best selection of grapes. The grapes for this wine come from the winery’s oldest Single-Vineyard, planted in 1983 in the La Mannella estate. The Vineyard is located on the northern side of Montalcino by the Montosoli subzone at an elevation of 328 yards (300 meters). The soil is rich of galestro and clay, with a good amount of stones, and excellent exposure to the sun. The vineyard trellis system is spurred cordon, with the winemaking following tradition for making superior Brunello. After careful selection of the hand-picked grapes, fermentation with maceration takes place for 25 days in stainless steel vats at controlled temperatures between 78.8 F – 86 F (26 C – 30 C). The wine then spends 48 months in large 30HL Slavonian oak casks.

Serving Hints

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

Producer: Cortonesi La Mannella
Region: Montalcino, Tuscany (DOCG)
Country: Italy
Wine Composition:100% Sangiovese
Total Acidity: 5.9 G/L
Residual Sugar: .5 G/L
pH: 3.39

Press Highlights

2016: 96 Pts - James Suckling, Oct 2021
2016: 95+Pts - Wine Advocate, Feb 2022
2016: 95 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Apr 2022
2016: 94 Pts - Wine Spectator, Mar 2022
2016: 93 Pts - Vinous, Dec 2021
2015: 96 Pts - Wine Spectator, June 2021
2015: 95 Pts - James Suckling, Nov 2020
2015: 95 Pts - Wine Advocate, Nov 2020
2015: 90 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, May 2021
2012: 96 Pts - James Suckling, Dec  2018
2012: 94 Pts - Wine Spectator, June 2018
2012: 91 Pts - Wine Advocate, Feb 2018
2012: 91 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, June 2018

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