BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO
2015 Vigna Fontelontano Riserva Collemattoni
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Dried berry and cherry with flower and walnut undertones. Some stones and dry earth. Full-bodied with a chewy, intense palate, showing wonderful structure and depth. A serious 2015 Brunello. Drink after 2023. Drinking range: 2023 - Rating: 96 James Suckling, The Wine Spectator (Dec 2020)
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The 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Vigna Fontelontano brings together notes of plum sauce and black cherries with exotic brown spice and cooling mint leaf. It’s deeply textural and medium in body but with a brilliant dose of acidity which brings the expression to life, giving way to sweet strawberry and licorice. Although tannic, there’s enough primary intensity and verve to keep the experience fully enjoyable right through its long finish. A few years of cellaring may bring out a bit more depth, at which point this should enjoy a long and open drinking window. Very nice. Drinking range: 2024 - 2032 Rating: 93 Eric Guido, www.vinous.com (Nov 2020)
This is a tiny seven hectare estate in San Angelo in Colle, on the southern side of the hill of Montalcino, nestling above the famous and rather larger Col d'Orcia vineyards (145 hectares). Marcello Bucci, who studied oenology under Signora Fuligni (Roberto Fuligni's aunt), is making wonderfully good wines which have rapidly increased both in quality and international recognition.
A new winery finished in time for the harvest in 2015 has given Marcello greater control and flexibility with the wine-making - this is an estate going from strength to strength The wines from these vineyards are fuller and riper, perhaps than, say, Fuligni or Padelletti, but what they lack in finesse is more than compensated for in the indulgent joy they give, not to mention the pricing, making Collemattoni one of the best value wines of the region.
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