Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

New Release

RELEASE LOCATION:LCBO Vintages Classics Catalogue
WINERY:Tenuta Buon Tempo
Stock Status: Yes

Per Case / Size: 6 x 750ml

Intro: Tenuta Buon Tempo stretches for 26 hectares, 12 of which cultivated as vineyards. About 5 hectares of these are devoted exclusively to Brunello di Montalcino. The vineyards are all situated around the villa and the modern cellar, at an average altitude of 350 m above sea level, with south-easterly exposure.
The main composition of the soils is Galestro marl and sandstone, with a rich presence of heavy stone and considerable variability even within a very short distance.
The only grape variety grown is Sangiovese Grosso, in that it is the finest expression of the typical characteristics of Montalcino and the only variety that can be contained in its most prestigious wines, Rosso and Brunello, which represent the estate’s entire production.

Vinification: 36-40 months in 500 l French oak Tonneaux, 50-70% new wood, several months in 64 hl Slavonian oak vats and 18 months in bottle before release for sale

Flavours: The nose was intense and layered, leading with dried earth and undergrowth, yet quickly switching gears to reveal ripe strawberry, cherry and fresh herbal tones. On the palate, silky textures gave way to minerals and fine tannin, as dark red fruits, spice and hints of leather permeated the senses. The finish was tight, youthfully so, yet concentrated, refined—classic.

Review: JAMES SUCKLING score: 94/100 points
WINE ENTHUSIAST score: 91/100 points