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La Serena Brunello di Montalcino 2012 (Tuscany, Italy) - [WS 96] [RP 93+] [JS 93]
La Serena Brunello di Montalcino 2012 (Tuscany, Italy) -  [WS 96] [RP 93+] [JS 93]


 
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Winery: La Serena
Varietal: 100% Sangiovese
Region: Tuscany, Italy
Vintage: 2012
Bottle Size: 750 mL

Product Code: LASERENABRUNELLO12-W
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Notes from the Winemaker:

Vinification & Aging:
The grape harvest normally occurs during the first two weeks of October. The production is approximately 60 ql per hectare, because of the first selection made during august.
When alcoholic and malolactic fermentation are done, a period of 2 years follows during which the wine reaches its full ripening inside traditional woods of 20 hl and few barriques (only 10%). Finally the refinement in bottles.

Tasting Notes:
Ruby red color. Etheral, deep, balanced nose with a wide, persistent bouquet and fines touches of fruit and spices. Elegant, soft taste round and velvety to the palate.

Food Pairing: Perfectly suitable with red meat, game and seasoned cheese. Recommended with typical Tuscan dishes. Extensive ageing possible.

Alcohol content: 14.5%vol
Recommended serving temperature: 18°C

Ratings & Reviews

96 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:

"Enticing from the first aromas of fresh cherry, violet and spice, this supple red is balanced and expressive. Matches an elegant frame with a firm backbone of tannins and lively acidity. Very persistent on the long, detailed aftertaste. Best from 2020 through 2036. 2,280 cases made." – BS (Web Only - 2017)

93+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Dark and deep in appearance, the 2012 Brunello di Montalcino bears many of the hallmark characteristics of the vintage. Sangiovese produced smaller berries and thicker color extraction in this vintage. This Brunello does indeed show more muscle and brawn, but it does so with an impeccable sense of balance and persistence. I cannot but admire this achievement. The quality of fruit is succulent and rich, and there are many pretty aromas of dark cherry, pressed blackberry, underbrush, cola and licorice to earn your admiration. Its textural fortitude is equally admirable." - Monica Larner (28th Feb 2017)

93 Points - James Suckling:
"So much crushed dark fruit such as raspberries and blueberries. Hints of sandalwood, too. Full-bodied, chewy and powerful with ripe tannins and a flavorful finish. Just a hint of lemon rind. Drink in 2018." - (November 30, 2016)

Antonio Galloni's Vinous:
"Dark ruby. Redcurrant, minerals and oak on the nose. Saline red fruit flavors are framed by spice and herb notes; the solid spine of acidity accentuates the tough tannins giving this a bit of a hard-edged, almost astringent quality." - Ian D'Agata (February 2017)


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