2006 La Velona Brunello di Montalcino
Producer: La Velona
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Sangiovese
92 Points | International Wine Cellar , July/August 2011
Bright dark red. Lively, appealing aromas of rose petal, sour cherry, spicecake, loam and lavender; smells Italian! Juicy, silky and intense, conveying a lovely subtle sweetness and very good energy to its cherry and leather flavors. This concentrated, fully ripe midweight finishes broad and sweet, with suave, harmonious tannins, no hard edges and lingering, lightly saline notes of red fruits and candied flowers.
93 Points | Wine Spectator
Italy, like France, offers a world of wine styles within a single country: dry
Italian white wines ranging from lively and minerally to powerful and full-bodied; cheap
and cheerful Italian red wines in both a cooler, northern style and a richer, warmer southern
style; structured, powerful reds capable of long aging in bottle; sparkling wines;
sweet wines and dessert wines.
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The trademark of wines from Tuscany, and especially those from the region of Chianti, was once the fiasco. This straw-colored flask may carry associations of lengthy rustic meals out on the portico of a villa in the Tuscan countryside, but this romantic reverie must be interrupted with a burst of reality...
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