Amantis - Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2011

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Country: Italy

Region: Toscana

Appellation: Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

Type: Red, dry

Grape variety: 100% Sangiovese Grosso

Decanter Magazine published an article on the most notable Italian winemaking consultants who have been flying under the radar. As a feature in the article, Paolo Vagaggini was praised for his creation of “an impressive number of some of the best hand-crafted Brunellos”. Paolo Vagaggini established Amantis winery relatively recently and has quickly become a force with which to be reckoned in the Tuscany. The entire line of Amantis wines is some of the best values in Italian wine right now. In Montalcino, it is said that Vagaggini knows Sangiovese like no one else!!
The producer of some of the most notorious Brunellos di Montalcino, Paolo Vagaggini prides himself on his natural approach to winemaking. "I try to bring out the maximum potential of the terroir, the grape, our winemaking philosophy and the distinct character of the owner," says Vagaggini. Paolo works with over a third of vineyards in Montalcino as a winemaker and produces highly-respected and awarded Brunello.

2015 Brunello is much more round and approachable than previous vintages. This phenomenal wine is vinified in 50hl oak casks. It is aged for 24 months in French oak barrels, and refined for at least 18 months in bottle. It has an ample and complex bouquet with huge notes of ripe red berry fruits and plum, perfectly balanced with the spice from the long aging in the oak. Aging is also responsible for its good structure with soft ripe tannins, its full-body, and its persistence.

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