Mastrojanni 2015 Brunello di Montalcino, Vigna Loreto, DOCG

Mastrojanni 2015 Brunello di Montalcino, Vigna Loreto, DOCG

Item Number: 14613

UPC: None

Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Sub Region: Montalcino
Appellation/AVA: Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Vigna Loreto
Vintage: 2015
Grape(s): 100% Sangiovese
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 6
Closure: Cork
Soil Type: Pebble and tuff
Case Production: 1335

Vintage Notes: 2015 was a great vintage for Mastrojanni, allowing them to produce all three of their top Brunellos.

Vineyard Notes: Vigna Loreto was planted in 1999 with Sangiovese clones that produce much smaller berries than Sangiovese Grosso. The result is a combination of primary fruit and structural firth that results in perfect balance.

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.

Tasting Notes: The nobility and purity of the Sangiovese grape are enhanced by the stone and tuff of the Loreto Vineyard. 2015 is an extremely seductive wine with fruity notes and spicy hints admirably fused in a harmonious whole, in perfect balance between power/strength and elegance/fragrance.

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.

Reviews

  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 96 (1/31/2020)

    The Mastrojanni 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna Loreto shows a creamy and robust constitution with loads of black fruit and spice. If you are looking for a soft and more contemporary expression of Sangiovese, this will fit the bill. It offers profound richness and texture that is laced with black fruit, spice and tobacco. This wine moves one step beyond the comforting boundaries of Brunello in terms of both richness and extraction. If you are going to go big, you might as well do so in style.
  • Vinous
    Rating: 96 (4/1/2020)

    Mastrojanni's 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna Loreto shows depths of dusty red berry fruit and subtle spice, with minty herbs, crushed stone, sweet tobacco and the slightest hint of animal musk, all in a remarkably pretty expression. On the palate, I find silky textures with cool-toned red fruits, savory spice, saline-minerals, and energizing acidity, in an expression that is both polished yet also firmly rooted in the earth, as it glides effortlessly across the senses. The finish is long, showing ripe red fruits, salty-savory-minerals, leather, and wonderfully balanced tannins. It is so pleasurable already, yet full of potential.