ROSSO DI MONTALCINO

2012 Ginestreto Fuligni

Grapes Sangiovese Grosso
Colour Red
Origin Italy, Tuscany
Sub-district Rosso di Montalcino
ABV 14.5%

This deep and satisfying baby Brunello is a consistent favourite of ours in the Lea & Sandeman range, offering in this vintage that alluring Sangiovese tart-cherry fruit and easy rasp of tannin and acidity with an earthy, nutty, cherry-pit character and a sprinkle of spice on the finish. Rating: 91 www.thewinegang.com (Jan 2016)

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Light cherry red. Heady – very ripe Sangiovese without exaggeration. Dry finish. Polished chestnut character. Refined and long. Drinking range: 2015 - 2020 Rating: 16.5 Julia Harding MW, www.JancisRobinson.com(Nov 2015)

Aristocratic 'baby Brunello’ from a superb producer. All old leather, morello cherries and spice. If you’re going heavy on chestnuts, Parmesan sprouts and spicy nutmeg sausage-meat stuffing on Christmas Day, here’s the wine for you. Otherwise, put it with a steak. (Top Reds for Christmas)Victoria Moore, The Daily Telegraph(Nov 2015)

Sweet and perfumed nose of green pepper, anise and tarragon. Sweet, lush and full palate with notes of seasoned wood and leather. A very different but really attractive expression of Montalcino. Drinking range: 2015 - 2018 Rating: 90-90 Decanter Magazine(Feb 2015)

A voluptuous, bold wine, the 2012 Rosso di Montalcino Ginestreto captures the personality of this warm vintage in spades. Sweet red cherries, hard candy, flowers and spices blossom in the glass. The 2012 is deep, resonant and flat-out delicious. Drinking range: 2015 - 2020 Rating: 90 Antonio Galloni, www.vinous.com(Feb 2015)

The idea is that Rosso, made like Brunello from Sangiovese Grosso, gives a taste of Brunello in a softer, more approachable and affordable style. Fuligni's, from grapes grown in a different part of the vineyard from the Brunello (above), does exactly that, with its flowing, sweet, cherryish fruit, tobacco leaf, spicy tobacco and chestnut flavours and light, easy tannins. Rating: 90-90 www.thewinegang.com(Oct 2014)

The 2012 Rosso di Montalcino Ginestreto wraps around the palate with serious depth and power. New leather, anise, spices and dried red cherries flesh out in a powerful, dense Rosso loaded with class and pedigree. Readers who want to get a sense of the quality of the 2012 vintage should make sure to taste the Ginestreto. The 2012 was done in equal parts tonneau and steel Drinking range: 2015 - 2027 Rating: 89-91 Antonio Galloni, www.vinous.com(May 2014)

Fuligni

Founded in 1923 by Giovanni Fuligni, the estate today is co-owned by Robert Guerrini Fuligni and his delightful aunt Maria Flora Fuligni. Together with his aunt, Roberto makes the wines with oenologist Paola Vagaggini, while agronomist Federico Ricci looks after the vineyards.

The estate covers 100 hectares, of which 25 are under vine, almost all planted with Sangiovese, with a small amount of Merlot for the IGT blend. 4 plots, Semiti, San Giovanni, Ginestreto and Cotimeli produce Sangiovese for the Brunelli and Rosso and each vineyard is kept separate during fermentation.What is important is the combined height of the vineyards (350-440m), the density of planting, age of the vines (12-30 plus) and the 'galestro' soils on which they are planted. Fuligni's wines have reached international recognition for their purity of expression, strong backbone of acidity and polished tannins.

These are simply the finest wines of Brunello, epitomising all that is great from the region. The 'Rosso' now comes from a defined part of the vineyard, on clay and tufa rather than the marl of the Brunello. It is made from the outset as a Rosso, with different clones and the intention to make a wine which will be approachable at a much younger age.

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