Corte Pavone Brunello di Montalcino 2007
"Very dark crimson. Stalky and with a vegetal streak. Not very impressive on the palate either, but some fruit turns up on the finish. Dry! Drink from 2013-2016 (WS) " - 15 out of 20, Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages. Wine: "Red varieties are also carefully selected during picking. The berries are separated from the stems, lightly crushed and left to ferment, partly in stainless steel and partly in oak. Our winemaking methods are a happy combination of tradition and modern technology. This includes pumping the fermenting must over the skins as they are driven to the surface, thereby forcing them back down into the liquid in order to extract a maximum of colour and ripe tannins, especially in the case of rich, concentrated, complex wines. Malolactic fermentation, whereby the tart-tasting malic acid is transformed into the much milder lactic acid, yields round, smooth, velvety wines Our red wines are not fined. Young wines intended for early drinking are filtered while those which are matured in barrique for over 2 years are either not, or only lightly filtered. The fact that red wines require only small amounts of free sulphur to protect them after bottling means that they can be enjoyed earlier after release than white wines. " - Winery Corte Pavone: "The Loacker estate Corte Pavone extends across the Montalcino hillsides at around 500 metres altitude amid a delightful landscape consisting of vineyards, fields and thick Mediterranean scrub. The finest sites and soils are planted with carefully selected clones of Sangiovese for the production of Brunello. Aromatic plants and herbs such as rosemary, lavender and thyme grow among the vines in the Corte Pavone estate and these and many more characterise the aromas and flavours of the complex and deep 'Brunello di Montalcino' which comes from these vineyards. The crushed grapes are left to ferment slowly with temperature control and the wine is matured for four to five years in oak casks of differing sizes and origins. Finally the wine is matured in bottle for six months prior to release. The wine estate 'Corte Pavone' was owned by the Martini family from Montalcino from around 1940 to 1988 and was subsequently managed by the Swiss company 'Terre Bindella'. The Rainer Loacker family acquired it in 1996 and since then it has been run according to Loacker principles with the motto 'Philosophy with heart and soul." - Winery This was also rated 89 points in the Wine Advocate, and 88 points in the International Wine Cellar.
This wine exhibits the bright ruby color that is typical of Brunello. The nose is classic Brunello, with rich earthy aromas of leather, coffee, smoke and limestone overlaid with just a hint of dried flowers. The taste is just lovely, it brings be back to my last trip to Tuscany nearly 20 years ago, lovely black fruit notes right up front, plum, blackberry and black currant, that transitions effortlessly to some earthy notes of leather and tobacco midpalate. The tannins are nicely integrated, providing great structure for the long, dry finish that just has you begging for another sip. See the full review on my blog here: http://allaloneonaplanetfullofpeople.blogspot.com/2014/09/2003-corte-pavone-brunello-di-montalcino.html
External Reviews for Corte Pavone Brunello di Montalcino
Dark purple core with a ruby rim. Classic Tuscan nose of cassis, dark cherry and violets, with more subtle notes of cedar and earth. Firm tannins provide structure and are quite prominent at this stage, but with air, this wine gained weight to provi... Alex Shaw. A Sangiovese Grosso wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2005 Corte Pavone Brunello di Montalcino 750ml
($60) Offers blackberry and flowers on the nose. Full-bodied, with firm, chewy tannins and a focused, polished finish of ripe, fresh fruit. Tight right now. Needs bottle age to open. Best after 2011. 2,500 cases made. Wine Spectator. A Sangiovese Grosso wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2005 Corte Pavone Brunello di Montalcino 750ml