Alberto Bartali Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2018
Brunello di Montalcino (brown one of Montalcino), is made from 100% Sangiovese from the Brunello di Montalcino region, which along with Barolo, was the equal first Italian wine region awarded DOCG status, the highest available. It is considered one of the greatest wines on earth. Made from a local clone of Sangiovese, called Prugnolo Gentile, which is thicker skinned, more tannic and acidic than the sangio clones of Chianti and elsewhere in Italy, Brunello is prized for its intensity and depth of flavour and ageability. The Bartali is a full bodied and sense enveloping wine, packed with cherries, tobacco, herbs, spice, espresso, leather and more. Powerful, long, persistent and finished with robust but fine tannins. This is already exceptional and will age magnificently.
Bartali was founded in 1927 on the slopes of the hill nearby Monteriggioni in the heart of the Chianti region. These days the Estate is spread across 3 separate sites all of which produce exceptional wine. Whilst Chianti is the mainstay of production, Bartali also produce superb Vernacchia di San Gimignano, Orvieto, Brunello di Montepulciano, Rosso di Montepulciano, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, and more.
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