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Date Printed: 4/20/2014
Conti Costanti Brunello di Montalcino 2006
Conti Costanti Brunello di Montalcino 2006
(search item no. 110984)
collectible wine

International Wine Cellar rating: 96 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 4/20/2014: $72.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Brilliant ruby in color, the intense, ripe aromas of berry fruit prelude a lush and full bodied palate.

100% Sangiovese

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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, yet Andrea is anything but 'old hat': young, brilliant and amiable, he very much moves with the times. You will find him perfectly at ease in Tuscany as in New York, in Paris or in Tokyo. In 1983, Andrea (at the time, fresh out of Siena University's geology department) took over from his uncle, Count Emilio – the man who first put Costanti on the wine map. A difficult task: yet this inexperienced youth not only coped with his huge new responsibilities, but actually upgraded and enhanced the family's reputation for making great Brunello. He achieved this by relying on his own fine instinct for wine and in-depth knowledge of the terrain's geological components. In time, these natural skills were perfected, so that he eventually styled the range together with Vittorio Fiore. Roughly 25 acres are under vine and vine age ranges from 6 to 25 years old. Soil type is classic Tuscan "galestro" (shale marls from the Cretaceous Era, formed by a mixture of sand and calcareous rock with very little clay).