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La Fiorita 2016 Brunello di Montalcino

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$69.99
SKU:
53629
Size:
750ml
Points:
95
ABV:
15.0
Country/State:
Italy
Vintage:
2016

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Product Overview

The 2016 La Fiorita Brunello di Montalcino is produced from the Sangiovese Grosso clone from the warm vineyards in the southern part of Brunello di Montalcino. It's hand harvested from 12- to 35-year-old vines with south and southeast exposure. Aromatically the wine has notes of dried rosemary, basil, and thyme, as well as crushed violets, red berries, and an underlying flintiness. On the palate, the wine is savory, with a saline undertone as well as perfectly ripened red fruits and a smooth tannic structure.

Varietal Composition: 100% Sangiovese
Appellation: Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Farming Practices: Organic
Aging: 24 months in Slavonian oak (30% new), followed by 4 months in steel, then 18 months in bottle prior to release
Winemaker: Vincenzo Pirrone

95 Points - Wine Enthusiast
"Enticing aromas of menthol, ripe dark-skinned fruit, new leather and sandalwood lead the way. Boasting a heady combination of power and finesse, the full-bodied palate doles out ripe black cherry, raspberry jam, licorice and tobacco framed in firm, velvety tannins. Fresh acidity keeps the richness in check. Drink 2024–2036." -KO, 5/1/21

94+ Points - Wine Advocate
"The La Fiorita 2016 Brunello di Montalcino unfolds to dark fruit, cherry, tobacco and sweet spice. This wine shows very nicely, thanks to the balance of its fruit, and is characterized by a delicate sweet note that recalls cassis and wild raspberry. The wine is open and accessible from the start, and that bodes well for those who don't care to wait and age their Brunello too long. Indeed, I could see this wine matched up nicely to a wood-oven flatbread with shaved truffles layered generously on top. This wine draws its fruit from two sites, Poggio al Sole and Pian Bossolino, and ages in Slavonian oak casks for 24 months. Production is 21,500 bottles." -ML, 11/30/20

94 Points - James Suckling

91 Points - Jeb Dunnuck

91 Points - Vinous
"The elegant 2016 Brunello di Montalcino boasts a beautiful blend of pure fruits and perfumed aromatics. A dusty mix of wild strawberries, cherries, sage and cedar makes for an understated yet pretty display. It’s medium in body, and the textures are creamy in feel, with a polished display of red and black fruits offset by a twang of sour citrus, as inner florals build toward the close. The tannins here are sweet and nuanced, even as they create a classically dry expression; yet there’s plenty of residual energy to make this a knockout Brunello to enjoy over the medium term." -EG, Nov/2020

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