Brunello Di Montalcino
Sourced from their Madre vineyard planted in 1965.
320m in elevation.
The soil is a mix of sand, clay and limestone in varying amounts depending on vineyard location.
Fermented in stainless steel and macerated for 25 days.
Aged for four years in large 30, 40 and 60HL oak casks followed by a minimum of four months in the bottle before release.
about 300 cases produced.
Spicy tobacco and black plum or dried prune emerge from the bouquet of the 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva AdAlberto. This is a muscular and robust Brunello from a hot vintage that presents all that firm opulence with unabashed flair. There is a point of tannic astringency or tightness that needs a few more years of bottle aging before it integrates and softens.
Ripe and juicy, boasting cherry, strawberry, floral and spice aromas and flavors. Good underlying structure keeps this balanced and the overall impression is one of harmony. Firm but not aggressive tannins add grip. Best from 2021 through 2035. 350 cases made.
Nutty savory and earthy notes with light tobacco and spiced dried figs and red cherroes. The palate delivers bright red and blue fruit flavors and smooth fine tannins. A fresh finish. Drink or hold.
Good full ruby-red. Smoky black cherry, violet and herbs on the nose, along with strong licorice and tobacco notes. Dense, plush and concentrated, but showing excellent cut and vinosity to the savory dark fruit, herb and tobacco flavors. Not especially blessed with easygoing sweetness of fruit, this fine-grained wine communicates a strong impression of extract and serious but polished tannins for real aging potential. This Riserva could not be any more different from owner Giacomo Bartolommei’s also beautiful 2013 Brunello (for comparison’s sake, the 2012 Riserva is both deeper and broader, but less juicy and fruity), and both wines will have hordes of fans.
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