Conti Costanti Brunello di Montalcino 2003

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy

$82.00 $49.99
Save $32.01
Item No. 101537
  • red wine
  • W&S94
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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Winemaker's Notes

A very hot and dry year. Harvest started on September 10th, the earliest in Costanti history. A very important wine but not to be aged for a very long time.

Critical Acclaim

"Andrea Costanti established the Calbello vineyard down the hill from his family's vines at Colle al Matrichese in 1993. This '03 is remarkably cool and elegant and shows that even in challenging vintages, Constanti and Vittorio Fiore coax outstanding sangiovese from the site's mix of clay, marl and shale soils. The beauty of this wine is apparent in its evolution, shifting from perfectly ripe figs and cherries to a dark, savory minerality. Those flavors combine to form a haunting length that feels composed and fine. Cellar this for ten or more years and then match its earthy complexity with cassoulet."
94 Points

Learn About Conti Costanti

The small town of Montalcino, huddled around its fortressed castle on the Tuscan hillside, is miniature perfection. Montalcino residents are a tightly knit community, with a strong sense of identity and deep love for their territory. Within this community, Andrea Costanti is a well known and highly liked figure. The Costanti family has been part of Montalcino history since 1555,...

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Learn About Tuscany

(TUSS-can-ee) One of the most important wine regions in Italy, Tuscany is home to the cities of Florence and Siena, the districts of Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, and the wineries of Sassicaia, Tignanello and Ornellaia. Tuscany is also home to the indigenous Italian grape variety, Sangiovese. Most of the wine coming from Tuscany is made from some clone of this...

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Learn About Sangiovese

Sangiovese (SAHN-gee-oh-VAY-zee) Blood of Jove (literally translated) The principal grape of Chianti - in fact, the principle grape of all of Tuscany - has had its ups and downs. For a stint in the 70s and 80s, wines labeled Chianti contained cheap red wine packaged in a straw casked bottle, most popular for the candle holder it would become. But no more. Sangiovese re...

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