Cortonesi 'La Mannella' Brunello di Montalcino 2016
  • Sangiovese
  • Dry
  • Residual Sugar: 5 g/l
  • Full Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 14.00% alc./vol

Cortonesi 'La Mannella' Brunello di Montalcino 2016

Tuscany, Italy
Regular price $74.00per bottle ($888.00per case)
12 bottles per case
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Rich & Savoury

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The Cortonesi family has owned the La Mannella farm in Montalcino for decades and are devoted to the production of Brunello di Montalcino. Marco Cortonesi started making wine in 1990 from his family’s vineyards. He now runs the estate with his son Tommaso.

The La Mannella property abuts the Montosoli hill, and the Brunello is assembled from two east/southeast-facing parcels planted in 1998. Replete with dark berries, the nose offers intriguing accents of sweet, fragrant herbs, cedar, incense and sage blossoms. 

If you ever wanted a Brunello di Montalcino for your cellar to age for decades, then buy the 2016 vintage. This vintage marks the second great year in a row for Brunello di Montalcino and can easily be described as one of the greatest vintages in recent memory.

We recommend pairing this Brunello with bold meals: oxtail, a beautiful steak, rich stews or game paired with mushroom sauces. The spicy aromas of the wine will enhance the flavours of the food.

Press Reviews

Gardini

99+ points

Good job carried out both in vineyard and wine cellar for this Brunello that stands out for its extraordinary cleanliness. On the nose, cherries and small dark fruits, a balsamic trace of eucalyptus at the end. The taut mouthfeel shows a good sapidity. Salty tannins, fruity and balsamic return on the finish.

James Suckling

95 points

Aromas of plums, dried flowers and black cherries follow through to a full body with layers of ripe tannins that are chewy, yet polished and savory. Flavorful and delicious. Goes on for minutes. Drink after 2024. 

WineAlign - Michael Godel

94 Points

La Mannella is Cortonesi’s home estate property on the flat just northeast and below the village of Montalcino where a warm and ideal vintage like 2016 could not help but raise near perfect fruit. Almost certainly an 8.5 out of ten ripeness that comes equipped with some of Montalcino’s finest tannins of well, forever. This 2016 Brunello would have been austere and crusty up until let’s say 12-15 months ago and is just now beginning to express its sangiovese in opening bloom. The triangle is traced with ease today, from fruit through acidity and tannin, now cycling through whereas before the movements would have been up and down, linear and retraceable. There is only forward if circular motion now and in the winter of 2023 this will be absolutely singing, continuing for four to six more after that. Drink 2023-2023.