Fossacolle Brunello di Montalcino 2014
|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino|
The Brunello di Montalcino is produced only with grapes coming from the oldest vineyards. Its color is intense ruby and the aromas are of mature fruits, sustained in the palate by great complexity. The tannins are noteworthy, silky and oily, persistent. A wine of optimal equilibrium, elegance and complexity, it will increase its bouquet after a moderate time in bottle. These are great with well structured and composite dishes such as red meats, game maybe accompanied by mushrooms and truffles. A good match could be with seasoned cheeses too.
Initially shy, the nose eventually reveals aromas evoking wild berry, leather and whiffs of French oak. The aromas carry over to the light-bodied, rather lean palate along with unripe cherry, espresso, a hint of sage and bright acidity. Dusty, fleeting tannins leave a drying, rather raspy close.