Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
The verdict is in: 2016 is going down in Brunello's history books as one of the greatest vintages ever. Major wine publications around the world have certified 2016 as an exceptional, 5-star rated vintage with some of the best wines ever produced in the region.
Sanlorenzo’s finest grapes are devoted to a very fine Brunello di Montalcino, the result is a perfect combination of terroir, vineyard and winemaking. It is an incredibly elegant and intense wine, able to express itself at its best over time. It is vinified in stainless steel vats at controlled temperature and then aged in wooden barrels. After bottling the wine ages 4 months before it is released. After five years, this wine has a great variety in its bouquet and a unique combination of tastes that unveil with great effect. The colour is dark garnet red, the wine’s bouquet is generous with hints of dry flowers, spices and ripe fruit. The wine has a great structure, good tannins of perfect extraction and a long finish. This Brunello is best paired with game, Fiorentina and Tagliata steak and aged pecorino cheese.
100 points, Luca Gardini, Gardini Notes: “The 2016 vintage, too, was successful for this Brunello of San Lorenzo. On the nose, alcohol-infused marasca cherries, officinal note coming from pepper leaf with a balsamic closing. Crunchy and taut mouth. Salty tannins and, again, a balsamic taste reappears on the finish.” 10/20