Mastrojanni 2018 Brunello di Montalcino, Vigna Loreto, DOCG

Mastrojanni 2018 Brunello di Montalcino, Vigna Loreto, DOCG

Item Number: 19281

UPC: 8-023952018031

Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Sub Region: Montalcino
Appellation/AVA: Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Vigna Loreto
Vintage: 2018
Grape(s): 100% Sangiovese
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 6
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 14.5
Soil Type: Silty sand and river stones
Case Production: 600

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. 2017 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.


  • The Wine Spectator
    Rating: 94 (6/15/2023)

    An elegant red, with an attractive mix of cherry, raspberry, red flower, mineral and rosemary flavors. Juicy and vibrant, with refined, resonant tannins shoring up the long finish. This shows great balance and expression. Best from 2026 through 2045. 600 cases made, 60 imported.
  • Decanter
    Rating: 94 (4/10/2023)

    Vigna Loreto intensifies the character of Mastrojanni's estate Brunello, like zooming in on a picture to isolate the focal point. It's flinty and stony on the nose with some cherry compote poking through. Formidably packed, the ripe core is girdled by gravelly tannins - still a bit rigid yet all is in place for a balanced evolution. With an energetic, minerally drive this is true to the 1.5-hectare vineyard's vigorous disposition while demonstrating some of the vintage's restraint.
  • Decanter
    Rating: 97 (6/8/2023)

    (Best in Show) The 2018 vintage was by no means an easy one in Montalcino, as an unpredictable and jerky summer threw up an array of challenges. The results were variable, but the vintage at its best has delivered wines of considered and welcoming charm. This wine's scents are sweet, warm and open, built around a core of ripe plum. The palate is deep and secondary, meaning the plum is beginning to transmute into the mellower but less precise fruits of maturity; the tannins are prominent but well-rounded, while the acidity is more buoyant and vital than you might expect from the aromas.