La Serena Brunello di Montalcino 2019 750ml - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
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La Serena Brunello di Montalcino 2019 750ml
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La Serena Brunello di Montalcino 2019

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The La Serena estate has belonged to the Mantengoli family since the 1930s, but they did not start making wine until 1988, when twin brothers Andrea & Marcello entered the family business. What began as a one-hectare farm has since grown into nine hectares, with about six of those under vine, dedicated exclusively to Sangiovese Grosso for Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino. Andrea has always worked the vineyards in an organic way, but since the 2013 vintage his wines are now officially certified as “Made With Organic Grapes” on the label. 

The estate is directly east of Montalcino in an area that has always produced highly acclaimed Brunello. Andrea’s neighbors include Cerbaiona, Casanova di Neri and Biondi Santi’s Il Greppo estate. The estate is at 400 meters above sea level, and the soil here is similar to the Pertimali/Montosoli Cru areas, but is slightly less compact, providing wines with structure but perhaps more approachability in their youth.  

La Serena’s Brunello di Montalcino consistently receives top praise from wine critics. Enologist Paolo Caciorgna also works with the Mantengoli family, leading Andrea abandon the use of barriques since 2009, now using only large oak casks of 20 hectoliters or larger which is the traditional Montalcino way.

James Suckling
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Aromas of bark, dark cherries and flowers, too. It’s medium- to full-bodied with purity of fruit that runs the length of the wine. It goes on for minutes. Very fine tannins. From organically grown grapes. Needs three or four years to completely come together, but gorgeous. Drink after 2026.

Wine Spectator
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There's a fruity side to this red as well as a spicy side, with cherry, strawberry and black pepper flavors throughout. Floral, iron and underbrush accents add depth, yet it's the beam of pure cherry that prevails. Shows prodigious length on the finish. Best from 2027 through 2043.

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The 2019 Brunello di Montalcino is darkly alluring, with an earthy blend of crushed rocks and flowery underbrush, giving way to steeped plums and violet florals. This sweeps across the palate with juicy textures as exotic spices and crisp red fruits slowly saturate. The 2019 finishes long and staining, with crunchy tannins that frame the experience well without slowly its momentum as an air of lavender fades over a staining of black licorice.

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