Sangiovese Through the Years

A few days ago we had a special guest come visit us and we took the chance to taste some old and new vintages of Brunello together:

11.06.15 Post - Bottiglie
– Rosso di Montalcino 199011.06.15 Post - Brunello 1955
– Rosso di Montalcino 1995
– Brunello di Montalcino 1955
– Brunello di Montalcino 1979
– Brunello di Montalcino 1982
– Brunello di Montalcino 1985
– Brunello di Montalcino 1988
– Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 1999
– Brunello di Montalcino 2004
– Brunello di Montalcino 2010
and the 2011 Brunello and 2010 Riserva Vigna Paganelli that will be released in 2016.

 

 
11.06.15 Post - Fabrizio 1955

 

It was a great experience to see the evolution of Rosso and Brunello through time. The two Rosso di Montalcino were a great surprise: 20 and 25 year-old Rossos still showing beautifully. One of the most special wines of the whole tasting was certainly the 1955 Brunello di Montalcino (pictured above) that proved to all of us how Brunello can age for an incredibly long time. 1955 is Fabrizio’s year of birth (in the photo Fabrizio is opening the bottle) so this was very special for him. It is always a great experience to taste such old vintages and it’s a fantastic opportunity to fully understand the potential of Sangiovese in Montalcino.

 

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