Mastrojanni 2014 Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

Mastrojanni 2014 Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

Item Number: 13815

UPC: 8-023952014019

Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Sub Region: Montalcino
Appellation/AVA: Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2014
Grape(s): 100% Sangiovese
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 6
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 14

Vintage Notes: Rain and cooler temperatures made 2014 a tough year for grape growing in Southern Tuscany, and viable crop was reduced by nearly 50%. This is not to say, however, that the vintage should be overlooked. While 2014's Brunellos may not have the same 20+ year aging capacity as past vintages, they are fresh, lively and highly drinkable.

Winemaking Notes: Due to reduced crop yields, the grapes from the Crus Vigna Loreto and Vigna Schiena d'Asino were used for the vinification of this Brunello. The wine matured for 36 months in Allier oak barrels of 16, 33 and 54 hectoliters in size. The Brunello was then aged 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.

94+pts (2015 Vintage) Wine Advocate 1/31/2020
"The Mastrojanni 2015 Brunello di Montalcino has a succulent or meaty quality that adds to the overall intensity of the wine. You get rich fruit, baking spice and even a touch of rum cake. The wine is dark and velvety in appearance, and the mouthfeel is robust and concentrated. I love the full-bodied appeal and power of this wine. It has seamlessly captured the spirit of the vintage. Its approach is immediate, and you can enjoy this wine without waiting too much longer. The mouthfeel is lean, snappy and smooth. Fruit comes from a 14.4-hectare vineyard with south-facing exposures and clay soils with lots of broken rock shards."

Reviews

  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 91 (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.