Cortonesi 'La Mannella' Rosso di Montalcino 2018
  • Red Wine
  • Sangiovese
  • Sustainable
  • Dry
  • Residual Sugar: 2 g/l
  • Medium Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 14.5% alc./vol

Cortonesi 'La Mannella' Rosso di Montalcino 2018

Tuscany, Italy
Regular price $29.95per bottle ($359.40per case)
12 bottles per case
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Rich & Juicy

The Cortonesi family has owned the La Mannella farm in Montalcino for decades and are devoted to the production of Brunello di Montalcino.

This Rosso di Montalcino is elegant, with aromas of black, blue and purple fruit. It also has hints of violets and is very well structured with soft tannins on the palate.

This Rosso di Montalcino brings out the best in rich pasta dishes, stews and mushrooms sauces. Pair it with lamb (roasted or stewed), risottos with tons of parmesan and tomato-based sauces.

This product is part of the LCBO Vintages program. It may take approximately 10-14 business days to be delivered.

About the Winery

Cortonesi

The “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.”

Press Reviews

Wine Align

91 Points - Michael Godel

Large barrel mellow spice now melted in, red fruit standing up, out and firm. Lovely resinous sensation now, brushy herbs but really, truly, moistly that fruit. In a really good place and will hold this way for two years minimum. Perfect stage for steak tartare replete with running yolk. Last tasted August 2021.

Tommaso Cortonesi’s Rosso ’18 is pure La Mannella, expressly northeasterly Montalcino and bright as a February Benvenuto Brunello day. Crunchy and raised with all the land caught inside, the fruit expressive and elastic, the finish blessed with just a few years notability by structure. Promising and effective, proper and precise. Still showing some wood so wait a year. Drink 2021-2026. Tasted February 2020.


Robert Parker

91 Points

Fruit from the youngest vines (planted in 2011) at the La Mannella site make this unique wine. Not many producers are in a position to make a single-vineyard Rosso, but we are slowly seeing more of them come to market. The Cortonesi 2018 Rosso di Montalcino La Mannella is redolent of red berry fruit, almond and plum. The wine does offer a rather prominent sense of structure, and this is one of the characteristics of the La Mannella site. Drink date: 2020-2024. Score - 91.