La Fornace Brunello Di Montalcino 2011 ItalyLa Fornace Brunello Di Montalcino 2011 Italy
La Fornace is a small family-owned company, its origins are date back to the history of civilization. Our parents bought the farm where they had worked all their life as sharecroppers.
We, their son and his wife, have continued to cultivate the land, with the help of our children. Today we produce, in small quantities, the Brunello di Montalcino DOCG wine and Rosso di Montalcino DOC wine and, in the best vintages of Brunello Riserva DOCG from the pomace is distilled our Grappa di Brunello.
In addition to the wine we have an excellent extra virgin olive oil IGP Toscano. Each of these products is taken care of with a wisdom that comes from direct knowledge of the earth, and with a passion that is renewed from generation to generation.
Querce Bettina Rosso Di Montalcino 2012 ItalyQuerce Bettina Rosso Di Montalcino 2012 Italy
Querce Bettina’s philosophy is simple: great wines are made in the vineyard.
What this amounts to is minimal intervention in the vineyard in order to harvest perfectly healthy grapes; stringent fruit selection via green harvest, hand harvesting and sorting tables to ensure every grape goes into the winery in the best possible condition; Gentle pressing followed by fermentation in stainless steel at controlled temperatures (including malolactic fermentation); moderate extraction and sensitive use of oak.
The result is a range of wines that display finesse and elegance, as well as an innate vibrancy, and that speak clearly of their terroir.
Salicutti Brunello Di Montalcino 2011 ItalySalicutti Brunello Di Montalcino 2011 Italy
96 points Vinous
Good bright, dark red-ruby. Very deep, ripe, pure aromas and flavours of blueberry, blackberry, violet, minerals, tobacco and peppery spices. Densely packed, creamy and firm, almost brooding in fact, with compelling sweetness of fruit but not heavy owing to its firm, harmonious acids. Serious, juicy wine that is still very much and infant and that will require patience. It’s also my early candidate for best 2011 Brunello Riserva of the year. — Ian D’Agata (3/2017)