Fuligni, Paradiso di Manfredi, and more newly released Brunello/Rosso wines

My tasting of the newly release Brunello/Rosso/Brunello riserva wines continue. Some misses, but several good ‘hits’, too. 2014 Il Paradiso (Manfredi) Brunello di MontalcinoSangiovese 9/26/2019 –¬†Wonderful. I’m really in love with the sous bois/soil aromas in this vintage, as they lend even more character, and freshness. The entry is medium-bodied, elegant, and also substantive in…

New releases: Brunello, Rosso, Riserva (pt.1)

Over time the wines of this region have really captured my attention, and my hear. Having had the benefit of tasting many producers back to the early 70s has taught me just how noble Sangiovese (Grosso, too) is. 2014 Caprili Brunello di Montalcino¬†Sangiovese 9/24/2019 –¬†Darker brick red color, clear throughout. Plenty of soil-driven character here,…

BENVENUTO BRUNELLO 2018, MONTALCINO CENTRO, PART III

Some more tasting notes from the event. Again, all can be found here, and again, in no particular order (i.e. I did not rank them). Many, many fine wines, only a couple of stinkers; stinkers with the proviso that someone, somewhere will like them, just not me. Tasting notes of newly released wines 17 February,…

Benvenuto Brunello 2018, Montalcino Centro, Part I

After a few weeks of travel through New York City, Connecticut, Paris and the eastern side of France, I’ve finally made it to my beloved Italia. A quick night in Turin, then another in Asti, and now here, in Montalcino for the past three days, attending the new release of the 2013 Brunello di Montalcino,…