2006 Fattoria La Fiorita Brunello di Montalcino

Year: 2006
Appellation: Tuscany
Country: Italy
Wine Spectator: 93
Wine Advocate: 88
Vinous Media: 90
Wine Enthusiast: 90
Red Wine
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"Sweet cherry and berry fruit fills the center of this red, with spice, tobacco and bitter almond playing supporting roles. Firmly structured, yet balanced, with a long, spice-filled aftertaste. Best from 2013 through 2026." (WS)

"Red cherries, sweet spices, roses and mint come together nicely in the 2006 Brunello di Montalcino. High-toned floral notes add lift and freshness to the finish. This supple, fruit-driven Brunello is best enjoyed over the next few years. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2020.

This is the first wine I have tasted from Fattoria La Fiorita, a property owned by oenologist Roberto Cipresso." (WA)

"Moderately saturated medium red. Cherry, menthol, spices and a whiff of dried rose on the nose. Sweet and easygoing, with bright cherry and raspberry fruit flavors complicated by a floral element and a hint of menthol. At once penetrating and chewy, finishing with an attractive light touch." (IWC)

"La Fiorita’s Brunello opens with some barrel aromas of toast and smoke that need time to blow off. Once they do, however, you will be pleasantly surprised by the wine’s fruity aromas of mature cherry and strawberry. " (WE)

Winery Notes:
Our vineyards are cultivated in the spurred cordon way and the density is of 7.000 plants per hectare; the yields are at a maximum of 800 g of grapes each plant. The harvest is generally during the third decade of September. The fermentation-maceration takes place in slavonian oak fermentation vats were the must reaches a maximum temperature of 30°C. The period of contact between must and grape-skins is almost never longer than 15 days, during which we do pumping-over and delestage. We use selected yeasts not intrusive to the personality of the territory; the 24 months wood ageing period takes place in 5 hl French oak tonneaux and also in slavonian oak vats. The remaining period before the release of the wine is spent in bottle. The annual production is of about 20.000 bottles