La Fiorita 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

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Winemaker Notes

100% Sangiovese Grosso clone from the southeast-facing Pian Bossolino. The Riserva is only produced in years when the harvest is considered to be an exceptional vintage. The wine ferments in Slavonian casks and then ages 12 months in new and used French oak and 12 months in Slavonian oak – 24 months in wood, 6 months in steel and 30 months in bottle before release.

Critical Acclaim

RP94 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva (with only 3,900 bottles made) shows a dark and nicely saturated appearance followed by fruit-forward aromas of dark cherry, cassis, spice, moist soil, balsam herb and fresh pine cone. This pretty wine reveals all the classic characteristics of Brunello and they are presented with elegant and lasting intensity. The tannins and acidity are firmly developed in this vintage and pave the way for longer cellar aging potential and future evolution.
JS93 James Suckling
This delivers a fresh and complex nose with red plums and berries, as well as warm spices and terracotta. The palate has smooth, fine and quite dense tannins with ample fruit flavor. Drink or hold.
WS92 Wine Spectator
A savory style, this displays leather, eucalyptus, soy and tobacco notes. Reveals an essence of sweet fruit as this builds to the finish, but feels dry in the end, with dusty tannins. Best from 2020 through 2033.