Podere Brizio Brunello di Montalcino 2010
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The silver coin on the labels of the wine is known as the “Parpagliola.” Minted in 1556, it shows the she-wolf of Siena with the writing “The Republic of Siena in Monte Ilicino.” The name of the city we now know as Montalcino derives from the Italian for Mountains of the Ilex (or Holly tree). This is a symbol of a turbulent time in Tuscany’s history: After the Florentines had beaten the Sienese out of their own city in 1555, the nobles of Siena fled to Montalcino to reform their republic under the aegis of the king of France.
|Appellation||Brunello di Montalcino|
James SucklingA ripe, focused red with prune, plum and berry character. Hints of stones and sliced apple. Full body, dense fruit, fine tannins and a bright, lively finish. Amazing acid backbone that just jumps out of the glass.
Wine EnthusiastBaking spice, leather, menthol, chopped mint and ripe berry aromas come together on this elegantly structured wine. The firm palate shows mature black cherry, raspberry jam, anise, cinnamon and dried sage while assertive, fine-grained tannins provide support. Drink 2020-2032.
VinousTucked on the southern border of the township of Montalcino, Podere Brizio was established in 1996 when owner Roberto Bellini cherry picked the best vineyards from his Azienda Agricola Chiesa di Santa Restituta, and sold the rest. Extended maceration and aging in 36 HL barrels result in a traditional, ethereal Brunello. ~ Winery notes