Mastrojanni 2016 Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Item Number: 15474
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(%): 14.5
#60 on James Suckling Top 100 Italy of 2020
Winemaking Notes: The Sangiovese vinifies in concrete tanks. The wine matures for 36 months in neutral Allier oak barrels of 16, 33 and 54 hectoliters in size. The Brunello always ages for a minimum of 6 months in bottle before release.
Tasting Notes: The wine shows a ruby and bright red color, the nose has an intense bouquet of cherry and pulpy, ripe plum embellished with spicy touches, earthy and mineral nuances and intriguing notes of undergrowth. On the palate the noble tannic texture of Sangiovese stretches tight and impressive but also velvety, balanced by acidity and juicy freshness that confers elegance and long persistence. Pair with game, lamb, grilled red meats and mature cheeses.
Vintage Notes by Wine Spectator 7/2021: "Montalcino has been on a hot streak in recent years. With the exception of the difficult 2014 vintage, a string of outstanding to exceptional harvests since 2010 is capped by the best of the decade so far--the dream vintage of 2016. Simply put, the '16s are the most compelling young examples from this Tuscan region since the 1990s."