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Goedhuis, February 2018
Deep cherry red colour. This is a deeply structured Brunello, with striking red berry fruits. Direct and intense an attractively bold style, powerful and long on the finish.
Jancis Robinson, January 2018,
Lustrous ruby. Restrained power on the nose. Bags of finely grained tannins lift lively cherry fruit. Medium bodied yet mouth-filling. Muscular and refined. Easily one of the top wines of this vintage. Drink 2020-2030
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.
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.