2012 La Fortuna Brunello di Montalcino


Price: $79.95 + refundable bottle deposit and handling fee
Varietal: Sangiovese
Brand: La Fortuna
LCBO Product #: 340223
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Region: Tuscany, Italy
Category: Regular Consignment
Bottles Per Case: 12
Bottle Size: 750ml

Availability

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Background

Angelo Zannoni is the fifth generation of winemakers at La Fortuna; the winery celebrated their 100th anniversary in 2007. La Fortuna's estate is situated just a few kilometers east of the town of Montalcino and abuts the prestigious Fuligni estate and is close to Siro Pacenti. In the 1990s Angelo's father Gioberto purchased a vineyard on the south face of Montalcino just south of the village of Castelnuovo dell'Abate near the famed producers Ciacci Piccolomini and Uccelliera. That vineyard is now blended with the estate vineyard, balancing the core of structure from the home vineyard with the sun blessed ripeness from their southern vineyard. La Fortuna's wines display a consistent concentration of fresh, energetic fruit coupled with layers of a denser fruit and sweet ripeness that is full of intense dark cherry aromatics.

Tasting Notes

Ruby red tending to light burgundy red.The bouquet reminds of intense graphite, rust, morello cherry dipped in chocolate, mint, dry hay, violet in the nose. Taste satisfies the olfactory pleasure lavishing sensations of black truffle, violet, liquorice and plum. Wine with a rich alcoholic content and as much freshness with wide tannin, initially velvety and then ending a bit dry, as fully characterised by the vine. The wine dithers between alcohol and freshness but at the end freshness prevails. Medium-bodied, with a long aromatic persistence. Liquorice and fresh plum aftertaste.
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