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.
Il Palazzone was founded in the 1980s. The estate has three separate vineyards in three distinct areas of Montalcino. The highest elevation vineyard, Le Due Porte, is located next to the cellar, very close to the town of Montalcino. Two older vineyards are near Castelnuovo dell’Abate. In total we have 5 hectares/ 12 acres under vine, all Sangiovese.
Each vineyard is tended separately and picked, vinified and aged alone. The extraordinary variety of terroir and microclimate result in having three complimentary aspects of Montalcino represented in the final Brunello which is blended across the three vineyards.