Mastrojanni 2013 Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

Mastrojanni 2013 Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

Item Number: 11571

UPC: 8-023952013012

Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Sub Region: Montalcino
Appellation/AVA: Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2013
Grape(s): 100% Sangiovese
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 6
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 14

Vintage Notes: "A late start to the growing season led to a late harvest of mostly elegant, balanced Brunellos with vibrant structures." - Wine Spectator 10/31/2018

Winemaking Notes: The wine matures for 36 months in Allier oak barrels of 16, 33 and 54 hectoliters in size. The Brunello ages for a minimum of 6 months in bottle before release.

Tasting Notes: The color is a deep, clear, ruby red with an intensity that befits the great vintage. It opens with ripe fruit and expands into scents of earth and sweet leaf tobacco. The midpalate is generous. There is a persistent savory flavor on the finish. Pair with game, lamb, grilled red meat and mature cheese.

91pts (2014 Vintage) 1/31/2019
"Mastrojanni's 2014 Brunello di Montalcino presents a lovely velvety texture that is smooth and silky to the end. The folks at Mastrojanni were forced to make a huge sacrifice in this difficult vintage and they ended up dropping one-third of the fruit. They saved the very best to make Brunello in 2014. Because the cru selections were not produced, fruit from the Vigna Schiena d'Asino and the Vigna Loreto ended up here instead. The wine shows bright aromatic intensity with wild berry, moist earth and grilled herb, but the mouthfeel is compact and streamlined. I recommend a near or medium-term drinking window."

Reviews

  • Vinous
    Rating: 93 (4/3/2018)

    Bright ruby-red. Aromas of raspberry, red currant and fresh herbs are complicated by roast coffee, licorice and mocha. Plush, pliant and sweet, offering seductive red berry, coffee and tobacco flavors lifted by a candied violet note. The long, smooth but vibrant finish features sweet tannins, a whiff of herbs and outstanding length.
  • The Wine Spectator
    Rating: 92 (6/15/2018)

    Plump, with cherry, plum, iron and tobacco flavors, nicely balanced by a dense matrix of tannins. Tips slightly toward the dry side on the finish, yet stays fresh and long. Best from 2022 through 2036.