Mate Famiglia Brunello di Montalcino 2016

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The Máté family wine estate nestles on two private hills on the sea-breeze ventilated side of Montalcino. A Roman vineyard 2,000 years ago, the seven campi of marvellously varied terroir totalling 7 hectares are surrounded by Mediterranean woods, herbs, and wild fruit. The grapes are selected, hand-picked at fullest maturity, and fermented in small temperature-controlled stainless steel vats or new wooden barrels; the grapes are punched down by hand to extract colours and tannins. At the same time, the must is kept cool to maintain the rich aromas of fruits and spices. The wines are aged for two and a half in French oak barrels.

This wine is 100% Sangiovese. The nose is complex and fresh, with inviting fruit aromas balanced by oak-imparted spices and packed with fruit and flower flavours, including cherries, dried cranberry, wild strawberry, blackberry, violets, potpourri, and licorice. When you taste it, this wine exudes earthy notes of espresso with a well-structured, full-bodied palate with fine tannins. It’s a bold wine, but because of the high acidity, it ends on a tart, astringent note that will have you licking the insides of your mouth.

Mate Famiglia Brunello di Montalcino 2016 is backordered and will ship as soon as it is back in stock.