Podere Giodo Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2015 (Tuscany, Italy) - [JS 100] [WA 97+] [DM 96] [VM 93]

Podere Giodo Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2015
(Tuscany, Italy) - [JS 100] [WA 97+] [DM 96] [VM 93]

Regular price $200.00 Sale price $189.97 Save $10.03

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About the Winery:
Giodo is made by esteemed consulting eonologist Carlo Ferrini (of Casanova di Neri and Castello di Brolio fame) from a tiny vineyard (about 1.5 hectares) that produces just 3,000 bottles (or 250 cases). Ferrini's fame is well-deserved: he was awarded "The Winemaker of the year" twice by Wine Enthusiast Magazine, and has authored many 100-point Brunelli, too. Wine Spectator recently called him "one of Tuscany's great winemakers." He began producing Giodo in 2009.

Tasting Notes:
Aromas of blueberry, plum, flowers and sweet spices, chocolate and event citrus zest. Medium - full body with velvety tannins and long, fruity finish. Outstanding balance and finesse.

Grapes: 100% Sangiovese - from 16 different clones of the best Sangiovese vines
Soil: Calcareous with chalk and fossilized shells
Age of Vines: 15 years old
Fermentation: In Stainless Steel Tanks, with approx. 20 days of skin contact
Aging: 24 to 30 months in barrels and 12 months in bottle
Production: 500 cases per year

Ratings & Reviews

100 Points - James Suckling:
"This is a splendid Brunello, showing extraordinary purity of sangiovese character. Cherry and floral aromas and flavors. Full-bodied with incredibly integrated tannins that seem like they are not there. But they are and are comprehensive on the palate. Great depth and agility. Just floats on the palate. Magic carpet. Drinkable, to enjoy the magic, but needs three or four years to come around." (9 Sep, 2019)

97+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The Giodo 2015 Brunello di Montalcino is a real stunner with a tight, finely knit texture that transcends and ultimately unites both the bouquet and the mouthfeel, putting them on an even playing field. This gives the wine a broad sense of unity and wholeness that is the key to withstanding the aging process one would expect to submit this bottle to. At this young stage, Giodo's Brunello reveals blue flowers, wild berry, camphor ash and delicate spice. This wine shows a compressed sense of intensity that expands quickly after you lift the proverbial lid off the box. As it breathes in air and takes on more volume, it also leaves a deeper impression on your nose and palate. It closes with a simple note of sweet cherry that makes for a perfect postscript. Some 10,000 bottles were released in January 2020." - Monica Larner (Jan 2020)

96 Points - Decanter Magazine:
"Carlo Ferrini is one of the most talented winemaker in Italy and Giodo is his own boutique winery of 2,5ha in Montalcino. His reputation for elegant wines is not misplaced as he should be considered a kind of master of tannins, his hobby horse. The vines are 18 years old now. The yields at about 50q/ha are the perfect balance for Montalcino, combining concentration and the Mediterranean climate of the region. The wine is deep ruby, with great definition and purity of raspberry fruit; layered with potpourri and smoky woodland notes. Vibrant acidity with sifted silky tannins of great weight at the centre palate will keep it fresh for long ageing and development of greater complexity." - Aldo Fiordelli

93 Points - Vinous Media:
"The 2015 Brunello di Montalcino explodes from the glass with a dramatic display of sweet cherries, exotic spice and cedar shavings, evolving and gaining further depths as its fruit morphs more toward ripe strawberry, complicated by wild herbs and hints of undergrowth. On the palate, the 2015 is soft yet so tense and poised, showing incredible purity through the brilliant flavors of mineral-tinged red berries and savory spices. The finish is long, feminine and youthfully structured, still resonating on ripeness and giving pleasure today, yet balanced to evolve for a decade or more in the cellar." - Eric Guido (Apr 2020)