La Madonna Nera Brunello di Montalcino 2015

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103585

"A ripe and rich red on the nose with cherry and cedar aromas. Some dried flowers as well. Medium to full body. Round and soft tannins and a succulent finish." James Suckling

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Grape Blend Sangiovese 100%
Optimum Drinking 2020-2030
Winemaker Carlo Ferrini
Organic No
Reviewer Score 95
Reviewer CFW
SKU 103585
ABV 14.00%

La Madonna Nera Brunello di Montalcino 2015 shuns the highly extracted and more full-throttle style of certain Brunellos, expressing elegance and finesse that makes Brunello di Montalcino the most esteemed of Tuscan reds.

The zone of Montalcino known as La Madonna lies on the south-eastern slope below the medieval town in the heart of the appellation. The 4 hectare vineyard was bought by the Borgogni family in 2006 on the advice of celebrated oenologist Carlo Ferrini, under whose supervision the fine red wines have been made until recently. A new cellar was built into the hillside on ecological principles, where the wines could be worked by gravity with the minimum of pumping. French oak barrels of 500 to 700 litres are used for an élevage of 30 months, providing a happy medium between the traditional larger botte and the smaller 225 litre barriques that have become fashionable. Esteemed consultant winemaker, Paolo Caciorgna, was a natural choice to succeed Ferrini as oenologist here.

"A ripe and rich red on the nose with cherry and cedar aromas. Some dried flowers as well. Medium to full body. Round and soft tannins and a succulent finish." James Suckling

Very deep but limpid fine-toned garnet red. Beautifully ripe red fruit and damson concentration with spice notes of incense and sandalwood, with floral old rose and violet notes, delicate savoury leather and tobacco leaf, and deep fresh mineral base. A perfect complement of opulent ripeness and spice with fresh minerality gives a creamy texture enveloping velvety tannins, and a long pure development with aromatic complexity and lift, spreading wider into the long and intense finish. Real elegance and finesse.

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