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Cortonesi La Mannella Rosso di Montalcino 2021


The Cortonesi 2021 Rosso di Montalcino La Mannella shows aromas of red berry fruit, almond and plum. The wine offers a prominent sense of structure and beautiful freshness – primary characteristics of the La Mannella site.

Wine Facts

VITICULTURE: This is a young wine made from the youngest vineyard in La Mannella, in the Montosoli Zone on the North side of Montalcino. It is one of the coolest zones in Montalcino, offering an ideal climate for preserving aromas, balance and finesse in the finished wine. The estate vines were planted in 2011. The soil is clay and rocky, with excellent exposure to the sun. The vineyard trellis systems is spurred cordon, with the winemaking following the traditions for making high-quality Rosso.

After careful selection of the hand-picked grapes, fermentation takes place with maceration of 20 days in stainless steel vats. The wine then spends 12 months in large Slovenian oak casks.

FAMILY: Brunello di Montalcino of Tuscany has been called “The King of Wines” and this “king” is what Cortonesi specializes in. The Cortonesis established La Mannella in the ‘70s, covering 138 acres in one of the most storied areas of the entire region of Montalcino, but only 19 of those acres are dedicated to producing a world-class Brunello. They started commercially selling their wine in 1985. And today, the wines are in the more-than-capable hands of Tommaso Cortonesi, a third-generation winemaker.

The first vintage of Cortonesi’s Brunello came in 1990, which took advantage of the rocky, well-drained soils of the vineyard site, ensuring a long-aging wine. Modern technological advances, too, go a long way in producing outstanding wine.

Producer: Cortonesi – La Mannella
Region: DOCG Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscany
Country: Italy
Wine Composition: 100% Sangiovese
Alcohol: 14.2%
Total Acidity: 6.5 G/L
Residual Sugar: 1.2 G/L
pH: 3.48

Press Highlights

2021: 92 Pts - Wine Advocate, Mar 2023
2021: 92 Pts - James Suckling, Sept 2023
2020: 91 Pts - James Suckling, Aug 2022
2019: 92 Pts - Wine Advocate, Feb 2022
2019: 91 Pts - James Suckling, July 2021
2018: 91 Pts - Wine Advocate, Jan 2020
2017: 91 Pts - James Suckling, Nov 2019
2016: 92 Pts - James Suckling, Sept 2018

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