An impressive red, this adds a light touch of new oak to its cherry, strawberry, iron, tobacco and pine flavors. Vanilla and resinous accents linger, along with dusty tannins
Aromas of red berry, blue flower and star anise form the nose along with whiffs of wild herb. Structured and elegant, the taut, savory palate delivers juicy red cherry, raspberry compote and licorice alongside tightly wound, fine-grained tannins.
Emilia Nardi and her team produce three Brunellos with fruit from two estates in different sectors of Montalcino.
Poggio Doria, from a single plot of vines at the Casale del Bosco estate in northwestern Montalcino, is rosy and red-fruited, brimming with fresh cherry and raspberry flavors
framed by fine, sweet tannins. It’s a beautifully bright expression for this warm vintage.
Even its color is a shade more ruby (by the slightest margin), and the aromas veer toward the red fruit side of the spectrum, instead of the black fruit. The bouquet yields quite a bit of varietal purity with raspberry, wild cherry and a lingering rosemary essence. Dark mineral and campfire ash also appear.