Il Palazzone Brunello di Montalcino 1999
"This really has aromas of crushed ripe fruit and flowers. Full-bodied, with very silky tannins
and a pretty, refined finish. Beauty. Tiny, serious producer."
- James Suckling, Wine Spectator October 31, 2004. 91 points.
Located on the western side of Montalcino, the estate is quite high in terms of altitude - roughly 480 meters above sea level. This altitude ensures excellent ventilation which is salutary for grapes, as it reduces mold production to a bare minimum. The constant action of the wind combined with the characteristics of the soil on the western side of Montalcino reinforce the character of the elegant wines produced by the estate. The vines themselves are over twenty years old and have therefore grown long root systems making them more resilient during periods of draught. These deep roots are able to reach minerals and components that and not present in the top soils and enrich the taste and aromas of the wines.