So I start this by trying to decide if I shouls talk about Montalcino or Brunello. So, in a compact I will try to give a little of both.
Montalcino is an area of Tuscany most famous for Brunello wine. Montalcino also gives us Rosso di Montalcino, and some “Super Tuscans”. Some sweet white wines are also produced there. Brunello is the most famous wine from the region made from Sangiovese. Brunello was the first to be awarded DOCG (Denominaziione di Origine Controllata e Garantita) status. Basically a controlled designation of origin. Brunello is aged 5 years with Reserva 6, (what we are having tonight). This Brunello is from Renieri, (Bacci wines ) a highly respected winery which produces several brands from the estate.
When I opened the bottle I was struck immediately by the fragrance. So inviting, very foral but also very fruity.
The liquid is very dark and seems dense. When the juice hits your tongue -rapture- I can hear the angels singing.
Luscious, velvety smooth. Evidence of a master creator, for the wines and vineyards. Huge fruit tones; currant, plum, black cherry. These are accompanied by licorice, oak and cedar, smoky tobacco and hints of cocoa. Who couldn’t love this right? Just thinking about it now is causing my mouth to water. The finish is long and bountiful.
This wine is also meant to be shared with a big meal. I am thinking a big steak with some sort of heavy side like a hearty mac n cheese.
Just look at that beauty