2007 Voliero (Cortonesi) Brunello di Montalcino
Producer: Voliero (Cortonesi)
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Sangiovese
Good full deep, bright red. Scented, soil-driven aromas of red cherry, redcurrant, dried flowers, leather, minerals and tobacco. Suave and sweet on entry, then urgent and penetrating in the middle, with serious acidity giving the wine a distinct firmness and superb inner-mouth energy in its youth. This sappy, ageworthy Brunello finishes with palate-staining floral perfume. I love this style.
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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