Tenuta La Fuga Brunello di Montalcino 2017
|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino|
|Brand||Tenuta La Fuga|
Tenuta la Fuga is part of a larger group of wine estates in Tuscany (Ambrogio & Giovanni Folonari) that makes textbook wines that reflect their region of origin. This can be said of the 2017 Brunello di Montalcino that does not color outside the predetermined lines for a Sangiovese from Montalcino. With fruit from a hot vintage, the wine shows cassis and dark currant aromas with some dried herbs and crushed flowers. It delivers a pretty mineral note on the polished finish. Production is 22,000 bottles.
Aromas of scorched earth, porcini and oak lead the nose along with roasted coffee bean and eucalyptus oil. On the concentrated palate, the heat of evident alcohol dominates licorice, vanilla, dried cherry and steeped prune.