2016 Collemattoni Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2016 was a spectacular, five star vintage in Montalcino by all accounts, producing structured, ageworthy wines that show great depth and surprising near term enjoyment. You'd do well to stock up on this while it lasts!
100% organic Sangiovese Grosso. Made from Sangiovese grown in vineyards located in all four of the major quadrants of the Montalcino production zone, which allows owner Adon Bucci to make a highly balanced wine. 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.
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. ~Mike Guerra, Enoteca Direct
95 points, James Suckling. "Aromas of plum and cherry with some cedar and walnut that follow through to a full body with a dense, structured palate and powerful tannins. Very long and persistent. Muscular. Best ever. Drink after 2024. "