Cerbaiona Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2016 (Tuscany, Italy)

Cerbaiona Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2016
(Tuscany, Italy)


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About the wine: 
While there are over 200 bottling producers of Brunello today, the Brunellos of Diego Molinari's Cerbaiona are among the finest examples in Montalcino. Cerbaiona was part of an exclusive vanguard including Soldera, Salvioni and Poggio di Sotto, that changed the direction of the region, focusing on the vineyards and producing extremely traditional wines that are also regarded as the most collectible. Diego planted his vineyard in the 1970s using Biondi-Santi's vines (who is considered the world's FIRST Brunello). The first vintage was in 1982.

Winemaker Tasting Notes

Bright, deep red. Complex nose combines plum, currant, cherry, tobacco and nutty oak. Juicy and penetrating, with lovely thrust and inner-mouth floral character, accentuated by bright but integrated acidity. Classic sangiovese with real clarity and grip, not to mention energy in the mouth. Finishes firmly tannic and very long. Perfect for grilled or roasted red meats as well as stewed duck and guinea fowl.

Ratings & Reviews

95 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2012 vintage):
"Cerbaiona's 2012 Brunello di Montalcino is a nuanced and delicate wine that offers ample power, intensity and length. What the wine does best is paint a portrait of the grape in its most pure and naked state. It offers crisp outlines with loads of wild berry, blue flower and moist earth on the inside. That balanced ensemble of flavors adds to the long and polished persistence you feel in the mouth. Give this wine another 10 years of aging to best appreciate its slow evolution and budding complexity." - Monica Larner (Feb 2018)
97 Points - Jeb Dunnuck (2010 vintage):
"The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is serious stuff and one powerhouse of a Brunello. Deep, rich, black fruits, roasted herbs, some smoke meat notes, licorice, and loads of spice take some coaxing at first, yet the wine quickly offers loads of fireworks with aeration. This full-bodied, massively concentrated Brunello has ripe tannins, a stacked mid-palate, and awesome length. Give it a decant if drinking any time soon." (3/27/2019)