Fanti Brunello di Montalcino Riserva “Vigne le Macchiaralle” 2011 (750ml/6)
The area of vineyards has been developed in the amphitheatre of the south facing hills of Castelnuovo dell’Abate, at 350-430m above sea level, a part of which are to be found quite near the wonderful Roman Basilica of Sant’Antimo, and the rest in the hill side slopes from Castelnuovo dell’Abate toward Orcia. The soil is limy with stratified formation of “galestro” (marls).
The climate is extremely particular and at one and the same time favours robust and elegant wines because ...New York, New Jersey, California, Massanois Imports
Wine Advocate"The 2009 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Vigna Le Macchiarelle exhibits a dark garnet color and generous aromas of ripe fruit, prune, dried plum and blackcurrant. The aromas are definitely on the mature side, and that said, they offer slightly less complexity and purity compared to the wines produced in 2010. The 2009 vintage was indeed a warm one especially in the weeks leading up to the harvest. This Riserva feels smooth and generous on the palate with soft tannins and sweet fruit flavors." - Monica Larner, Jan 2015
James Suckling"Soft and juicy red with plum, mushroom and berry character. Full body, silky tannins and a savory finish. Gorgeous wine. Drink now." - James Suckling, Aug 2015