2010 Brunello di Montalcino, Cupano

Deep and brooding fruit with almost cedar-like toast and pepper richness. Lionel uses barriques in the classic French method, helping to fix the tannin and produce wines that are built to last. An irresistible palate with silky acidity and superb extraction of fruit, Italian terroir and French winemaking combine to make something special.

Case, 6 Bottles
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  • Region & country
    Brunello di Montalcino (DOCG), Toscana, Italy (Central), Italy
  • Grape
  • Maturity
    Ready 2017 - 2027
  • Colour
  • Sweetness
  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    DOCG - Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita
2010 Brunello di Montalcino, Cupano

Lionel Cousin is one of the most interesting winemakers you’ll meet: you turn up for an hour visit, and stay for four. A disciple of the father of modern Burgundy, Henri Jayer, wine wasn’t his first calling. He spent most of his career as a cinematographer, including time spent with the tribes of the Sahara (attested to by the photographs that line his study walls). But in 1996 Lionel and his wife Ornella purchased an 86.5 hectare estate, where no chemicals had ever been used. They now have some seven hectares planted, all by hand, and craft Brunellos that belie their modern winemaking, with purity of fruit and silky tannins the order of the day.

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