Mastrojanni 2013 Brunello di Montalcino, Vigna Loreto, DOCG

Mastrojanni 2013 Brunello di Montalcino, Vigna Loreto, DOCG

Item Number: 12367

UPC: None

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

Terroir Notes: It rains very little during the summer in central Italy. Montalcino might get two consecutive months without any rain. Therefore, the vines have to dig deep into the soil for water. Continuous sea breezes known as the Maestrale and the Libeccio keep the vines dry and the insects and plant diseases under control. In addition, Mastrojanni is located near Mount Amiata, a volcano which became extinct 700,000 years ago and which is 1,738 meters high. This mountain determines the Mastrojanni microclimate because at night cold winds come down from the mountain causing a large diurnal temperature change that refreshes the vines from the summer heat. When a storm is close by, curiously, this mountain often diverts it thanks to its rising currents. Mastrojanni is therefore better protected from hailstorms, for example than other areas of Montalcino.

Tasting Notes: The good thermal excursions of 2013, combined with the pebble and the tuff of Vigna Loreto, have allowed the local Sangiovese to express itself with personality and elegance. Always balanced between strength and refinement, this Brunello is defined by an intriguing succession of fruit, sweet spices and tobacco.

Winemaking Notes: Vigna Loreto matures for 36 months in Allier oak barrels of 16, 25, and 54 hectoliters in size. The Brunello ages between 6 and 8 months in bottle before release. The wine is not filtered.

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

No single vineyard wines by Mastrojanni were produced in the less than perfect 2014 vintage. The next release of this wine will be the 2015 vintage.

Reviews

  • The Wine Spectator
    Rating: 94 (10/31/2018)

    Round and saturated with cherry, strawberry, leather, iron and earth flavors, this red is vivid and well-built. It's focused too, with a long earth, underbrush and mineral aftertaste. Best from 2022 through 2037. 100 cases imported.
  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 94+ (2/28/2018)

    The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna Loreto is a darkly saturated and finely textured expression of Sangiovese from a cool and graceful vintage. The bouquet sings loud with dark cherry and blackberry followed by spice, leather and cured tobacco. There are plenty of balsam and floral highlights to add subtle detailing at the back. This is a great example of the elegance achieved in 2013.