2012 - Brunello di Montalcino Conti Costanti
Colour
Red
Producer
Conti Costanti
Region
Montalcino
Grape
Sangiovese
Drinking
2017 - 2028
Case size
6x75cl
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2012 BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO CONTI COSTANTI - 6x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Conti Costanti
Region
Montalcino
Grape
Sangiovese
Drinking
2017 - 2028
Case size
6x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £424.07 (Inc. VAT)
 
Case price £406.07 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • WA

    Wine Advocate, February 2017,
    Score: 91

    The Conti Costanti 2012 Brunello di Montalcino is a sure bet even if you are a Sangiovese novice. This is a richly extracted and beautifully layered red wine that imparts generous fruit tones supported by ample spice and tobacco. The effect is supple and round, especially with regards to the bouquet. I am perhaps a little more hesitant when it comes to the mouthfeel. I tend to notice the overripe fruit here and there is a sour cherry flavor that reinforces this impression. The wine is soft and supple in texture, so basically it offers a mixed bag of mostly positive vinous sensations that make it attractive for near-term consumption. Drink 2017-2025

Producer

Conti Costanti

The Costanti Family’s agricultural influence has been felt in Montalcino since the early 18th century. Brothers Crescenzio and Carlo were dedicated to cultivating the vast hills surrounding the ancient village of Colle al Matrichese, with Costanti being one of the first producers to refer to the wines of Montalcino as ‘Brunello’. More recently in 1983, fledgling winemaker Andrea Constanti inherited the family estate and its 7 hectares of vineyards, striving to produce complex yet elegant wines, which, by their very nature, are some of the longest-lasting wines in the world. While Andrea has always been an admirer of the region’s winemaking traditions, he is very progressive in his approach and, working alongside consultant oenologist Vittorio Fiore, he is continually finding new ways to improve the quality of his wines. Costanti’s Brunellos are often unapproachable in their youth, however with some patience and bottle age, they are amongst the richest and most intricate wines in all of Montalcino, teeming with dark fruit and elegant tannins.

Region

Montalcino

Located southwest of Chianti, Montalcino came into its own in the late 1880s when local producer,Biondi-Santi, discovered a Sangiovese clone in his vineyard that was darker in colour than the rest. Its colour, however, was not its only attribute. It produced a wine with notable body, structure and length. He named it ‘brunello' meaning little dark one. This grape's genetic properties along with Montalcino's relatively temperate climate combine to create a wine stylistically different to that of more northerly Chianti. They are usually released approximately 5 years after the vintage following 2 to 4 years ageing in wood. The denomination of Riserva indicates a wine usually produced with more concentrated grapes than the traditional cuvéeand requires a minimum of one additional year of ageing.Today, Montalcino has become one of the most sought after appellations in the Tuscan region.