Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Rosso Di montalcino 2010 and Brunello 2007

2010 Rosso di Montalcino

 2010 is definitely going to be recognized as a great vintage for Montalcino. The 2010 Rossi bear this out. I believe when available the 2010 brunelli will also be sensational.
2010 was characterized by a cool summer and a late harvest. The 2010 Rossi have great fruit, expressive aromatics and considerable structure. We are already securing many great Rossi  2010 for the Australian market.

2007 Brunello di Montalcino

Vintage 2007 is a great follow-up to 2006. It’s not very often that you get two great vintages together. For most growers, 2007 was a warmer overall year than 2006. Temperatures remained above average for most of year. Cooler temperatures towards the end of the growing season helped the wines maintain acidity and develop their aromatics. Overall, the 2007s are soft, silky wines that are radiant, open and highly expressive.

Many of the best 2007s come from the centre of town, where the higher altitude of the vineyards was a critical factor in achieving balance. This is the area from which our wines come and is the reason why our stocks are growing as we continue to stockpile these wonderful wines.  

In conclusion 2007 is a great follow up from the 2006 vintage. Don't expect the same for 2008,