ready-keep2016 Rosso di Montalcino, San Giuseppe, Stella di Campalto

Product: 2016-1500-00-8027834
  • Vinous
    92/100
  • Ready, but will keep

Description

The 2016 Rosso di Montalcino Grazia opens slowly. Perfumed and pretty at first, yet restrained, while gaining in depth over time, as mineral-tinged cherry, hints of incense and licorice come forward. It’s silky, nuanced and undeniably gracious in nature. Zesty acids and the slightest tug of round tannins support a pure display of ripe red berries. While lightly structured, the 2016 is still juicy and finessed, tapering off with youthful tension under an air of pretty violet florals. This vintage has the word "Grazia" (Italian for "Grace" but often used as "Thanks") elegantly embossed on the label. If intended as grace, this wine embodies the word. As for thanks, from my time with the winemaker, I'd assume it would be a thank you to nature for what the vintage provided. The Stella di Campalto Rosso di Montalcino is a barrel selection refined for 21 months in medium-sized oak followed by another 27 months in the bottle prior to release. Essentially, it’s a Brunello di Montalcino in all but name. 92pts Eric Guido, Vinous

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Bottle Price 150 cl $2,935.00
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