Source: jamessuckling.com. Issue Date: Wednesday, November 11, 2020 (JS-94)
Subtle aromas of sweet berries and flowers with some cedar and cured meat. It?s firm and very creamy with ripe tannins and a soft, pretty finish. Lovely ripeness at the end. Drinkable now, but better in two or three years.
Source: February 2022 Week 3, The Wine Advocate; Issue Date: 17th Feb 2022 (RP-91)
The Casisano 2016 Brunello di Montalcino is a nicely contoured and sharp expression with fresh and vibrant fruit that cedes to toasted almond, potting soil and crushed flowers. With fruit from galestro-rich soils, the wine delivers varietal purity in terms of its bouquet, but it ultimately comes in short and thin in terms of mouthfeel.
Drink Date: 2023 – 2033
This wine comes from the splendid Casisano estate, surrounded by hundred-year-old forests, at an altitude of 480 meters above sea level in the hills to the south-east of Montalcino.
The mosaic of microclimates and soil compositions found in the Casisano vineyards, surrounded by ancient oak forests and olive groves, is the foundation for the making of an impressive Brunello di Montalcino. Every vintage is a labor of love, as we hand-select the Sangiovese from the 22 hectares of vineyards showing the most promise. The separate vinification and wood aging of grapes from different plots lead to the crucial moment of blending before further in-bottle refinement. Beyond a crystalline interpretation of the vintage, we seek a balanced and consistent style that is imbibed with the unique characteristics of the Casisano vineyards and our underlying philosophy to produce wines that never need to beg to be finished, because they are always elegant enjoyment in any situation.
Tasting Note: Deep ruby red with a garnet tinge in color, the nose reveals all the elegant and fresh complexity of the fruity and spicy notes that are typical of Sangiovese. It displays a very attractive harmony on the palate, with rich fruit combining with velvety tannins, and an amazingly long finish.
Serving Suggestions: Perfect for accompanying rich game dishes, grilled red meats or mature cheeses.
Origin: From 9 hectares of vineyards devoted exclusively to the production of Brunello; the Cordon Spur-trained vines face south-east; the mixed soil is rich in stones and galestro (schistous clay).
Grapes: Sangiovese Grosso 100%
Vinification and Maturation: Traditional vinification with maceration on the skins for around 25 days. Maturation for 3 years in Slavonian oak casks with a maximum capacity of 60 hl Minimum 6 months? bottle-aging.
Alcohol 14% by vol.
Serving Temp. 18C