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Fanti Brunello di Montalcinotext

Fanti Brunello di Montalcino 2017

Tuscany, ItalyThe Tenuta Fanti estate has belonged to the Fanti family since the beginning of the eighteenth century. It extends across 300 hectares in Toscana, 52 hectares of which are specialized certified sustainable vineyards, 110 hectares are olive orchards, 80 hectares are used for seed plots, and 70 hectares are forests. Made from 20-30 year old vines, this Brunello fermented over 25 days in stainless before aging 28 months a mix of French oak barrels and 3,000L Slavonian oak vats. The wine then aged in bottle for one year prior to release. There was no Riserva released in 2017, so all that fruit has ended up in this bottle. The wood is still very evident in this structural wine with upright, firm, gritty, wood-hewn tannins framing dusky cherry, tobacco, pencil shavings across the muscular form. An easy stony acidity lifts this through the spiced finish. One that is best matched (and ideal!) with roast beef / root veg.Tasted: 08 September 2023Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
Producer: Tenuta FantiDistributors: Le Sommelier Inc.
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Grape: Sangiovese