Tenuta Oliveto Brunello di Montalcino 2001
Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy
The intense ruby color and the bouquet displays aromas of blackberries, a sour blackcherry note and balsamic with hints of mint and sage. Full-bodied and rich to the palate, well-balanced, with a dense texture and long, matured tannins.
The ideal accompaniment is with game, strong cheeses and roast meat.
"This is the first commercial release of this wine, made by Roberto Cipresso from an estate on the western edge of Montalcino planted in 1994. This 2001 starts... View More
The property, located at the extreme south of the Montalcino boundary, was bought in 1994 and it had been totally abandoned, but the land had always been dedicated to the vineyards. This was a great opportunity, in as much as it gave us the chance to create an estate without any compromises, not needing to rely on somebody else's choices. In 1997 we began making our first Brunello and a Rosso di Montalcino, "Il Roccolo",... View More