Cortonesi 'La Mannella' Brunello di Montalcino 2015
  • Red Wine
  • Sangiovese
  • Sustainable
  • Dry
  • Residual Sugar: 2 g/l
  • Full Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 14% alc./vol

Cortonesi 'La Mannella' Brunello di Montalcino 2015

Tuscany, Italy
Regular price $78.95per bottle ($473.70per case)
6 bottles per case
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Rich & Bold

The Cortonesi family has owned the La Mannella farm in Montalcino for decades and are devoted to the production of Brunello di Montalcino. Tommaso Cortonesi’s 2015 Brunello is a super expressive wine. It is deep and dark both in colour and aromas. The nose is all about spice, think fragrances of pepper, nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves; combined with dark fruit aromas. On the palate, the tannins are grippy yet smooth and amazingly structured. A powerful and beautiful wine.

We recommend to pair 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.

About the Winery

Cortonesi

“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.” – Tommaso Cortonesi

Tommaso is third-generation winemaker at Cortonesi that owns some of the most prized vineyards in the north and south-east of Montalcino. Favourable geography, rocky soils, and ingenious winemaking all come together to create some of the region's deepest and most elegant Brunello wines. 

The Cortonesi family has been making wine since the 1970s. At first, wines were made to be enjoyed by family, friends and neighbours, but then in 1985, Cortonesi had gained enough traction within their community that they began to offer their wines commercially. Today, Cortonesi remains a family business that continues to work according to tradition, while employing modern technologies to the enhance the quality of their production. 

Lovers of Sangiovese must experience “La Mannella”, a collection of wines exclusively sourced from Cortonesi's private vine land. This farm covers 56 hectares, eight of which are devoted to the production of some of the world's most coveted and age-worthy Brunello di Montalcino. 

Press Reviews

Robert Parker

94 points

The Cortonesi 2015 Brunello di Montalcino La Mannella comes from a vineyard site located not too far from Montosoli, at the foot of the hill where the town of Montalcino stands tall. The soils at this site see a mix of clay and flysch. It offers slightly contained aromas at first that open to reveal dark berry fruit, rose petal and crushed stone. This wine remains direct and accessible with a medium-weight approach backed by fine and structured tannins. Some 25,000 bottles were made, and this Brunello hit the market in January 2020.

Wine Align - Michael Godel

93 points

Like the same vintage Rosso the Brunello is showing with perked up freshness and almost no development. Slavonian oak and just the right amount of time has elevated the game and brought all the parts into line. There’s fresh porcini in this moment so no matter that Tommaso found none on a quick forage today. Good earth and crunch from in depth older vines construction and very impressive length. Fine quality for 2014 from a producer to look for when adversity tests your mettle. Last tasted October 2019.

Wine Enthusiast

91 points

Red berry, blue flower, forest floor and menthol aromas meld together on this full-bodied red. It's tightly knit and firmly structured, delivering raspberry compote, cranberry and clove set against assertive, seasoned tannins. Drink 2022–2027.