2016 Ombrone, Cupano, Tuscany

The 2016 Ombrone from Cupano is a stunning wine from one of Montalcino’s most beautiful estates. Notes of mulberry and spice on the nose, with a tightly coiled palate and incredibly refined tannins. This is long, bright, with wonderful longevity. It’s not to be missed.

Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£59.68
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£358.08

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Italy
  • Maturity
    Young 2023 - 2040
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2016 Ombrone, Cupano, Tuscany
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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