Mastrojanni Brunello di Montalcino 2001
Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Deep ruby red with reflections from crimson to garnet. The bouquet of light vanilla is accompanied by spices and tobacco leaf flavors. The taste is initially pleasantly sour, then wide and palatable. It has an amazing sapidity. Game, grilled red meat and mature cheeses will pair nicely.
"Very pretty plum and floral aromas follow through to a full-bodied palate, with fine tannins and a berry and licorice aftertaste. A refined, balanced wine. Best after 2008. 4,000 cases made."
"Mastrojanni’s 2001 Brunello di Montalcino opens with suggestions of flowers, spices, herbs and a note of alcoholic sweetness on the nose. Medium in color as well as body, it is a pretty, refined Brunello, with a soft, supple personality, showing outstanding persistence in an understated style, with fine tannins and a juicy note of sweetness on the finish. It is a lovely Brunello to enjoy now and over the next 10-12 years. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2016."
The Wine Advocate
"A zippy, snappy wine with forest berry and menthol freshness, bitter tea tannins, ripe blueberry flavors and background aromas such as resin and wet slate. A big Brunello nose with a medium-length finish. "
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