Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Brunello Di Montalcino 2006 La Mannella


Oma was so busy at a recent party; she did not notice who brought the bottle of Brunello Di Montalcino. Opening the bottle a few days later, Oma did not know what to expect.

This red is of the Sangiovese Varietal and Robert Parker's Wine Advocate rates it 93 points.

The "La Mannella" farm, owned by the Cortonesi family, covers a surface of 56 hectars, 8 of which especially devoted to the production of "Brunello di Montalcino", 2 to olive trees, and the remaining ones occupied by pasture and forest.

Its wine-making activity started at the beginning of the seventies, and its vineyards are placed in one of the most valuable areas of the region, both north and south-east from Montalcino. It is a young company, in fact their first bottled vintage is from 1990. It is strictly a family business.

And works according to the tradition, employing also modern technologies, that help enhancing the quality of the products made. The favourable location of its vineyards, and the rocky soil where they are planted, all contribute to the making of a deep and elegant Brunello, suited also for a long ageing.

The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino flows from the glass with sweet red cherries, tobacco, spices and crushed flowers. There is an attractive radiance to the fruit that makes the wine fairly approachable today, yet the vibrant acidity suggests it will age quite well. Hints of licorice add complexity on the clean finish. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024. 

Oma found this wine very flavorful with the taste of dried cherries and hints of plums and citrus. So if you brought this wine to me – Thanks so much.

Also if you know where I can buy some more 2006 La Mannella Brunello Di Montalcino. Leave me a comment if you know where to purchase it!

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