Conti Costanti Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2013 [375 ml] (Tuscany, Italy) - [WE 97] [VM 96] [WS 94]

Conti Costanti Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2013 [375 ml]
(Tuscany, Italy) - [WE 97] [VM 96] [WS 94]


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About this winery: 
The noble Costanti family goes back a long way - at least to Renaissance times. Costanti Brunellos, however, were jealously guarded secrets until the early 1960s, circulating solely among the owners' friends and family. Costanti's winemaking respects the terroir and the natural character of wines from a cooler area, aiming at long, slow evolution in the bottle rather than immediate impact. 

Tasting Notes:
Brilliant ruby in color, the intense, ripe aromas of berry fruit prelude a lush and full-bodied palate, gorgeous tannis and nice structure, good longevity.

Food Pairing:
Decant at least an hour beforehand and pair with rich, structured dishes, red meat, game, seasoned cheeses.

Vinification:
Fermentation takes place on the skins in temperature-controlled, stainless steel tanks, lasting approximately two weeks.

Aging:
The wine sojourns 36 months in wood: 18 months in Slavonian oak barrels (from 30 hl) and 18 months in French tonneaux (3.5 to 6 hl). Once bottled, the wine rests at least 12 months before it is released.


Ratings & Reviews

97 Points & Cellar Selection - Wine Enthusiast:
"Delicately scented, this offers underbrush, pressed violet and wild berry aromas. It's medium-bodied and loaded with elegance, delivering crushed raspberry, Morello cherry, licorice and a hint of pipe tobacco set against taut, refined tannins. Bright acidity provides balance. It's a bit austere at this stage but will develop beautifully. Drink 2023–2043." - Kerin O’Keefe (May 2018)

96 Points - Vinous Media:
"Very deep red. Flinty, floral red cherry and underbrush on the enticing, very pure, precise nose. Then silky and suave, with ripe red cherry, underbrush and savory spices lingering nicely on the long creamy finish. Another classic, outstanding Brunello from Costanti, who has made a few in his time." Ian D'Agata (Apr 2018)

94 Points - Wine Spectator:
"Macerated cherry fruit holds the center of this elegant red, accented by grass, tobacco and earth flavors. Firm yet supple and elegant, this lingers with a touch of thyme. Best from 2021 through 2035. 1,450 cases made." - BS (Jun 2018)