Brunello di Montalcino Sorgente 2015
96+ points, “The wine has a fabulously intricate level of beguiling complexity that you often see with the best organic fruit and winemaking… Always age worthy, this cuvée is sure to be one of the most sought-after wines of the vintage yet again.” – Greg Sherwood MW
96 points, “Remarkable density and concentration of fruit.” – Vinous Media
2015 was in incredible year for Brunello di Montalcino, described by the experts at Vinous Media as “the vintage we’ve been waiting for” and by critic James Suckling as a “fairy-tale vintage” and “a historical year for Brunello di Montalcino that nobody should miss”. The wines are vivid and suggest that they have huge potential longevity.
Podere Salicutti was the very first certified-organic winery in Montalcino and is in conversion to biodynamic farming. This 4.5-hectare gem of an estate has been at the spearhead of the natural wine movement in the appellation. It’s now owned by a German couple who were long-time customers and also own a Michelin-starred restaurant in Munich. However, this fabulous wine was created with help from the original founder and proprietor, Francesco Leanza. Located to the west of the region, the Sorgente vineyard matures later and was previously used to make the estate’s Rosso di Montalcino. But in the incredible 2015 vintage it has been used to make a fully-fledged Brunello di Montalcino for the very first time. This bottle therefore presents an opportunity to taste the start of something…
Solid and dark, but with latent energy that suggests a long life ahead of it. Brunello di Montalcino Sorgente 2015 displays toasted coconut, black cherry, fresh mint, prune, polished oak, vanilla, worn leather, cola and barbequed herbs. This sets an impressive precedent as an inaugural vintage.
£11 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 3269257
Style No.: 821456
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