Donatella Cinelli Colombini Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2013

95 Wine Enthusiast | 94 Wine Advocate



Country: Italy

Region: Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino

Variety: Sangiovese

Terroir: 225m elevation; Southeast-facing; soil of plio-quaternary origin with clayey scarcely fertile soils

Winemaking: Hand-harvested; fermentation in unlined concrete tanks, open-on-top and with a punching down system; 15-30 day maceration; aged in barrel 2.5-3 years; before bottling the Brunello returns to the unlined concrete tanks; racking is done twice a year; bottle aged 6-12 months; first-ever all-female staffed winery in the world

95 Wine Enthusiast – Blue-flower, iris, spiced berry, new leather and damp earth aromas shape the enticing nose. The smooth elegant palate has great focus, doling out juicy Morello cherry, strawberry compote and tobacco framed in polished tannins. Bright acidity keeps it impeccably balance and lends nice tension that carries through to the licorice close. Drink 2021–2033.

94 Wine Advocate – The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva (with only 6,500 bottles made) is a layered and structured wine that delivers a polar opposite experience especially when you compare this wine to the lighthearted annata 2014 Brunello. This riserva embodies power, grit and textural richness. It also delivers a robust and slightly evolved bouquet with dark fruit, spice and leather. In comparison, the wine from 2014 is thinner and more fruit forward. This wine is suited for grilled meats and steak. It’s a hearty winter wine for sure.


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