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Brunello di Montalcino Conti Costanti 2012

External Review by WineExpress.com:

Wine Enthusiast Magazine #1 Cellar Selection for 2017! The Costanti family dates back to the 1500's in Siena. This family owned estate is run now by Andrea Costanti. The modest estate has less than 30 acres of grape vines, but they lie on hillsides 1000 to 1200 feet above sea level at optional exposure. The Brunello vines range in age from 6 to 25 years old very densely planted to limit yields. Fermentation is in temperature controlled stainless steel and lasts from 14-21 days. The wine from mature and older vines is aged in large Slavonian oak cask and the young vine wine is aged in three year old French barriques made from Allier oak, medium toast. Wine Enthusiast Magazine scored this 98 points saying "Immensely inviting, this opens with fragrant pipe tobacco, crushed berry, new leather and pressed violet aromas. On the palate, firm, refined tannins underpin juicy black cherry, raspberry and cinnamon flavors, while orange zest accents and an energizing mineral note lift the finish. It's beautifully balanced with bright acidity and will reward a bit of cellaring. Drink 2020–2032." and it's their #1 Cellar Selection.

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External Reviews for Brunello di Montalcino Conti Costanti

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
10/13/2017

Wine Enthusiast Magazine #1 Cellar Selection for 2017! The Costanti family dates back to the 1500's in Siena. This family owned estate is run now by Andrea Costanti. The modest estate has less than 30 acres of grape vines, but they lie on hillsides 1000 to 1200 feet above sea level at optional exposure. The Brunello vines range in age from 6 to 25 years old very densely planted to limit yields. Fermentation is in temperature controlled stainless steel and lasts from 14-21 days. The wine from mature and older vines is aged in large Slavonian oak cask and the young vine wine is aged in three year old French barriques made from Allier oak, medium toast. Wine Enthusiast Magazine scored this 98 points saying "Immensely inviting, this opens with fragrant pipe tobacco, crushed berry, new leather and pressed violet aromas. On the palate, firm, refined tannins underpin juicy black cherry, raspberry and cinnamon flavors, while orange zest accents and an energizing mineral note lift the finish. It's beautifully balanced with bright acidity and will reward a bit of cellaring. Drink 2020–2032." and it's their #1 Cellar Selection.


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
10/31/2017

The Costanti family dates back to the 1500's in Siena. This family owned estate is run now by Andrea Costanti. The modest estate has less than 30 acres of grape vines, but they lie on hillsides 1000 to 1200 feet above sea level at optional exposure. The Brunello vines range in age from 6 to 25 years old very densely planted to limit yields. Fermentation is in temperature controlled stainless steel and lasts from 14-21 days. The wine from mature and older vines is aged in large Slavonian oak cask and the young vine wine is aged in three year old French barriques made from Allier oak, medium toast. Wine Enthusiast Magazine scored this 98 points saying "Immensely inviting, this opens with fragrant pipe tobacco, crushed berry, new leather and pressed violet aromas. On the palate, firm, refined tannins underpin juicy black cherry, raspberry and cinnamon flavors, while orange zest accents and an energizing mineral note lift the finish. It's beautifully balanced with bright acidity and will reward a bit of cellaring. Drink 2020–2032."


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
11/03/2017

Named the #1 WE Cellar Selection of 2017! The Costanti family dates back to the 1500's in Siena. This family owned estate is run now by Andrea Costanti. The modest estate has less than 30 acres of grape vines, but they lie on hillsides 1000 to 1200 feet above sea level at optional exposure. The Brunello vines range in age from 6 to 25 years old very densely planted to limit yields. Fermentation is in temperature controlled stainless steel and lasts from 14-21 days. The wine from mature and older vines is aged in large Slavonian oak cask and the young vine wine is aged in three year old French barriques made from Allier oak, medium toast. Wine Enthusiast Magazine scored this 98 points saying "Immensely inviting, this opens with fragrant pipe tobacco, crushed berry, new leather and pressed violet aromas. On the palate, firm, refined tannins underpin juicy black cherry, raspberry and cinnamon flavors, while orange zest accents and an energizing mineral note lift the finish. It's beautifully balanced with bright acidity and will reward a bit of cellaring. Drink 2020–2032."




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