- Red Wine
- Full Bodied
- 14% alc./vol
About the Winery
CortonesiThe “La Mannella” farm, owned by the Cortonesi family, covers a surface of 56 hectares (138 acres), eight (19 acres) of which are especially devoted to the production of “Brunello di Montalcino”. Its wine-making activity started at the beginning of the seventies, and its vineyards are placed in one of the most valuable areas of the region, both north and south-east from Montalcino.
The Cortonesi family has been making wine since the 1970’s however at the time the wine was simply for family, friends and neighbours enjoyment. In 1985 they began to offer their wines commercially. It is strictly a family business, and works according to tradition, while also employing modern technologies that help to the enhance the quality of the wines made. Tommaso, in his early 30s, is the third-generation winemaker at the winery that was started by his grandfather. The favorable location of its vineyards, and the rocky soil where they are planted, all contribute to the making of a deep and elegant Brunello. Tomasso says “I’m a lucky man who has been given the opportunity to realize my dream and continue my family’s efforts making wine in the land where I was born.”
90 points - Erin O'Keefe
Dark-skinned berry, crushed violet, pipe tobacco and whiff of new leather take shape in the glass. On the elegant, structured palate, polished tannins lithely support Marasca cherry, licorice, clove and a hint of sage while bright acidity lends balance. Drink 2020–2026.
This meaty red delivers a mouthful of cherry, plum and bitter almond flavors, with hints of iron. Though backed by pesky tannins, this finishes long and shows character. Best from 2021 through 2033. 1,167 cases made. — BS