2015 Brunello di Montalcino Schiena d'Asino, Mastrojanni

From a hot site running along a ridge, it's the balance here that's most remarkable. Notes of wild herbs and some blackcurrent dominate, but there's also a fine core of citrus fruit that keeps this lifted, alongside chalky tannins, and real salinity. This will need some time, but will be very very impressive.

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  • Region & country
    Brunello di Montalcino (DOCG), Toscana, Italy (Central), Italy
  • Maturity
    Young 2024 - 2040
  • Colour
  • Sweetness
  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    DOCG - Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita
2015 Brunello di Montalcino Schiena d'Asino, Mastrojanni

This estate was founded in 1975, on virgin land to the south of Montalcino, by Gabriele Mastrojanni, a Roman lawyer. The potential of the site quickly became apparent and, especially following Andrea Machetti’s appointment as winemaker in 1992, Mastrojanni has risen to become one of Montalcino’s finest producers. The Illy family (of coffee fame) took control of the estate ten years ago, and have invested to improve quality still further. This is a great estate on the rise.

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