2014 Collemattoni Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
This is a tiny seven hectare estate in San Angelo in Colle, on the southern side of the hill of Montalcino. 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. The wines from these vineyards are fuller and riper than wines from the northern parts of the zone. Collemattoni is one of the best value wines of the region. 100% Sangiovese Grosso.
Once picked and gently pressed, the juice undergoes fermentation and maceration in stainless steel tanks for 30 days; the wine then ages in Slovenian oaks casks for thirty months and ages in bottle for four months before release. From a cooler vintage, drink this wine ealier than its 2013 and 2015 siblings. Mike Guerra, Enoteca Direct
92 points, Vinous Media. "Bright, deep red. Red cherry, sweet spices and smoky oak on the enticing nose. Strong soil tones complement musky spice, sweet pipe tobacco, and red fruit flavors. Finishes creamy, tactile and long, with polished tannins. Made from Sangiovese grown in vineyards located in all four of the major quadrants of the Montalcino production zone, which allowed owner Adon Bucci to make a highly balanced wine."