We secured the last bunch of the 2016 vintage of Podere Brizio's Brunello! Five star vintage and 96 points from Wine Spectator. Can't beat this price for such an incredible wine and vintage!
2016 Podere Brizio
Brunello Di Montalcino
#224868 $59.96 wls spec
We made this Brunello di Montalcino from our vineyards located in the southwest of Montalcino at an altitude of 300- 350 meters above sea level facing the sea and the Maremma. This is Montalcino’s hottest area. Here the soil consists of sandstone and rocky marl, which allows the production of well-structured, mineral wines.
Ruby red with garnet highlights. Opulent and intense on the nose, with nuacnes of ripe red fruit and intriguing herbal notes. Well-balanced on the palate with a lively acidity. Rounded tannins distinguish the body of this fine wine. A hint of black pepper accompanies the finish. The softest of tannins are a hallmark of the body of this fine wine.
VARIETY : 100% SANGIOVESE
96 points Wine Spectator
Rose, currant and cherry aromas and flavors are the hallmarks of this pretty red. Wild herb, graphite and tobacco accents add depth, and this cruises to a lingering aftertaste of red fruit and mineral. Delicate, yet tense and structured.(BS)(3/2021)
95 points Decanter
Established in 2013 by the Alejandro Bulgheroni Family Vineyards Group, the Podere Brizio estate sits on the South-West facing Montalcino hills, in a unique setting nestled among olive groves. With 11.5 hectares of vineyards in Montalcino's hottest area, the winery focuses on sustainable viticulture philosophies and true expression of terroir within the wines. The hand harvested grapes are traditionally vinified in stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeasts, before ageing for 12 months in large untoasted French oak casks. Nicolas Clerc MS: Precise nose, superb and floral. Elegant and delicate berry fruit, with racy mineral complexity. Balanced, harmonious and long. A class act. Aldo Fiordelli: Extremely well balanced wine with bergamot notes and an almost orange peel tinge. Slightly austere on the tannins, however not without character. Very classic. Susan Hulme MW: Sweet black cherry aromas, almost toffee-like sweetness too. Rich, ripe and complete without being heavy. Lots of savoury tannins and juicy, mouthwatering acidity to keep freshness. Really appealing, yet serious too. (Panel Tasting) (10/2019)
94 points James Suckling
This is a cooler style of Brunello with blueberries, black cherries, crushed stones and lavender. It’s full-bodied withfirm, tight tannins. Yet, it opens at the end to pinpointed fruit and tannins. Give this time to soften. Try after 2024. (11/2020)
2019 Podere Brizio
Rosso Di Montalcino
#224871 $24.95 wls spec
We made this Rosso di Montalcino from our vineyards located in the southwest of Montalcino at an altitude of 330-350 meters above sea level facing the sea and the Maremma. This is Montalcino’s hottest area. Here the soil consists of sandstone and rocky marl, which allows the production of wellstructured, mineral wines.
A fruity, refreshing and elegant wine. Traditionally made with a spontaneous fermentation using native yeast. Thewineisagedin54 HL untoasted French oak barrels for 12 months. Refined in bottle for 3 months minimum. Intense aromas with notes of ripe red fruit. Fresh on the palate, with elegant
notes of currant and red fruits. Bodied, balanced wine with a long finish.
VARIETY : 100% SANGIOVESE
90 points Wine Spectator
"This stylish red displays an attractive mix of cherry and strawberry flavors, with earth, iron and herb notes, a supple texture and integrated tannins. Shows fine balance and length. Drink now through 2024."