Lisini Brunello di Montalcino 1998

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy

$64.99
Item No. 61951
  • red wine
  • WS89
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2004
  • WS94
  • RP93
  • ST92

Winemaker's Notes

Very raisiny, almost Amarone-like on the nose. Full-bodied, thick and rustic, with loads of late harvest fruit character. Interesting, but slightly exaggerated in character. Perhaps it will mellow with bottle age? Best after 2004. 2,750 cases made. (JS)

Learn About Lisini

Located a few miles south of Montalcino itself, at Sant'Angelo in Colle, the fourteenth-century towered villa is steeped in one of the appellation"s most beautiful and wildest landscapes, surrounded only by woodland and vineyards at an altitude of 1312 feet above sea level. Typically built in stone and terracotta tiles, the villa itself blends into this natural backdrop with a...

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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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