2016 La Torre Brunello di Montalcino (750ml)15 3 0 0
"If you love the traditional side of Montalcino, Luigi Ananìa's La Torre makes some of the best and most consistent wines you will find." - Monica Larner (Wine Advocate)
The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino is the estate's first certified organic wine since they started in 1976. They are a small winery located near Sant Angelo in Colle on the southern side and the highest altitude section of the appellation. Only around 13,000 bottles of this wine were made.
"Each year I enjoy a special fascination with the wines made by La Torre di Luigi Ananìa. That's because they alway promise purity and tradition. From a terrific vintage, the 2016 Brunello di Montalcino is a finely textured and smooth expression with plenty of wild berry, blue flower, cola and crushed stone. What I get most, however, is dried tobacco leaf like what you would smell at a tobacco-curing facility. These are classic Sangiovese aromas, and they are displayed with clean and confident intensity. The tannins are soft, and for that reason you can approach this wine in the medium term, or wait to age it longer. Production is 13,000 bottles." 95 points - Monica Larner (Wine Advocate, November 2020)
"The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino opens up with an earthy and almost-herbal quality, yet it quickly gains freshness through a display of peppery florals, bright strawberry and dusty cedar. The textures are silky with a polished and soothing feel, propelled by lively acids which combine with the wine’s inner sweetness to create a balanced and fully satisfying expression. Ripe cherry, raspberry and hints of tobacco linger long over a coating of fine tannins. As structured and youthful as this is, the 2016 Brunello from La Torre never loses its energetic feel. I hope to be able to revisit this in five to ten years, because it’s packed full of potential." 94 points - Eric Guido (Vinous, November 2020)