Tenuta Fanti Brunello di Montalcino Riserva "Vigne le Macchiarelle" DOCG 2012 (Tuscany, Italy) - [WS 94] [VM 93+] [JS 93]

Tenuta Fanti Brunello di Montalcino Riserva "Vigne le Macchiarelle" DOCG 2012
(Tuscany, Italy) - [WS 94] [VM 93+] [JS 93]

Regular price $105.00 Sale price $104.97 Save $0.03

WS94 VM93+ JS93
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Notes from the Winemaker:.
The Riserva comes from “Le Macchiarelle”, the oldest vineyard of our Estate. The structure, character and the complexity of this unique Riserva are the result of a combination of soil, exposure and the age of the vineyard.

Selection of the harvested grapes with three sorting tables. Destemming and crusching with fermentation and maceration in stainless steel tanks.The must is pumped over the cap repeatedly at a controlled temperature. The malolactic fermentation takes places in the steel tanks before the ageing in the oak barrels.

Part in French oak tonneaux and part in medium capacity casks for a minimum of 24 months. Before release the wine is bottle-aged for a minimum of 6 months.

Grape varieties: 100% Sangiovese

Ratings & Reviews

94 Points - Wine Spectator:
"A broad, lush version, exuding vanilla, toast, leather, cherry, plum and graphite flavors. A more contemporary style, yet well done, with ample fruit to match the new oak, fine complexity and length. Best from 2022 through 2036. 550 cases made, 100 cases imported." - BS (Jun 2018)

93+ Points - Vinous Media:
"Good full red. Fresh, refined aromas of herbal raspberry, pomegranate, crushed stone and white pepper. Fresh, rich and deep, offering wonderful sweetness to the bright red fruit flavors. Boasts substantial dusty but noble tannins and terrific verve thanks to strong but harmonious acid cut that helps the perfumed floral and cherry notes linger nicely on the powerful, long finish. I tasted three knockout Brunellos from Fanti this year and this is probably the best of the trio. " Ian D'Agata (Apr 2018)

93 Points - James Suckling:
"Good richness and complexity with earthy notes with light tobacco and assertive fruit presence. A little lift, too. The palate has a bold fruit core, which really claims the palate with plenty of mixed red and blue fruit flavors. Try from 2021." (Jan 2018)