Mastrojanni 2013 Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Item Number: 11571
Sub Region: Montalcino
Appellation/AVA: Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Sangiovese
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
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."