2016 Paradiso di Manfredi Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG
Il Paradiso di Manfredi is a winery that speaks to individualists. The estate was purchased in the 1950s by Manfredi Martini and his wife before Brunello was even a true DOC. Manfredi wasn't exactly jumping into a world he didn't understand - he worked for Biondi Santi in the 1950s. Today that tradition is carried on by Manfredi’s daughter and son-in-law, Sorella and Florio Guerrini. In the vineyard they don’t use any herbicides or fertilizers, a philosophy Florio says the winery has followed prior to "natural wine" becoming a buzzword. Il Paradiso di Manfredi creates Brunellos and Rossos that are loaded with character and they've now been a beacon of traditional Brunello for over half a century.
97 Points - Wine Enthusiast. "This gorgeous Brunello seamlessly weaves together sensations of tilled soil, blue flower, ripe black cherry, leather, truffle, clove, white pepper and Mediterranean herbs. It's balanced and smooth, with velvety tannins and fresh acidity. Even though it's already delicious, it will continue to develop complexity for years."