Things continue to evolve at Cerbaiona and this legendary property is in for a very exciting future. There have been huge investments in the winemaking facilities since winemaker Matthew Fioretti took over and tasting the latest vintages from barrel showed the progression and future potential of the estate. The renovations are still in progress but the new cellars are taking shape. Cerbaiona is located in one of the best parts of Montalcino, south east of the town (next door to Salvioni) and is just 3 hectares in total. Matthew decided to declassify 20hl of Brunello 2013 that he didn’t feel was beneficial to the final blend so there is a second tranche Rosso di Montalcino 2013 - luckily we have secured a large parcel. This is of much higher quality than the original Rosso and the price/ value ratio is exceptional. It is also worth noting that Cerbaiona will not be releasing 2014 or 2015 Brunello and the next release will be 2016 in Jan 2021. As they are not releasing a 2015 Brunello (and Rosso 14 was released last year) the Rosso di Montalcino 2015 will be released later in Jan 2019. Under Matthew’s leadership expect to see Cerbaiona add consistency to its previous greatness keeping it at the forefront of Italy’s great domaines.
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This is a wine that really jumps out of the glass. Bursting with refined, expressive, almost crunchy red fruit flavours, this is simply delicious right now. The mix of ripe fruit and cool structure is just perfect and the finish is mouthwatering and long. Perfect food wine for the likes of the `3Ps` of partridge, pork and pheasant. We sold out of this year`s allocation of the Brunello in a couple of weeks and a fifth of the price we expect this to go the same way.
Intensely appealing nose of bramble and forest fruit with a hint of developing underbrush. This opens up into top notes of jasmine and tea and has quite a grandiose texture - just hitting it’s stride. Bright balanced acidity marries perfectly with the velvety tannins. This over-achiever is one of the bargains of the offer.