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Brunello Di Montalcino Comes To New York

Brian Freedman

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I cover wine, spirits, travel, and food, and consult on wine. Follow me on social media @FDTreport

Brunello di Montalcino isn’t just one of the most important and long-lived wines in all of Italy—though it’s certainly more than earned that status. The town of Montalcino itself, and the almost overwhelmingly beautiful part of Tuscany in which it’s located, have also become increasingly important destinations for visitors to the region.

Val di Suga 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna Spuntali

Needs air, but with a few minutes in the glass, aromas of wild cherries, cherry pits, and the suggestion of flowers emerge. These are joined by mineral notes pulsing through each sniff, as well as licorice and woodsy spices. The palate is concentrated and elegant, with serious tea-like tannins framing deep mineral flavors as well as cherry skin, violets, wild berries, balsamic notes, and plenty of savory spice. Give it a couple of years, and then savor over the following 25.

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Brunello Di Montalcino Comes To New York