Our Winemaker, Cecilia Leoneschi, introducing our new 2014 vintage Brunello di Montalcino. An interview in collaboration with Helen Farrell.
“2014 proved an interesting vintage technically, which, given the meteorological complexity, underlined the potential of our land at Castiglion del Bosco, the expression of well-exposed vineyards, in rocky soils with good drainage at altitudes synonymous of truly elegant Sangiovese.
Added to this is the profound knowledge gained about the vineyards and the balance that the vines have achieved over the years – therefore also their ability to withstand stress, becoming more resistant to parasites and meteorological anomalies – making 2014 a vintage whose integrity and aromas wins you round.
The outcome was obtained through important decisions, which were taken with conviction: foregoing the Campo Del Drago cru and Riserva 1100, with Brunello made solely from vineyards boasting the afore-stated characteristics.”
“Elegant” is the adjective widely coined by the wine world to describe the 2014 vintage. Would you agree?
In my opinion, the 2014 Brunellos—the good ones—are extremely contemporary wines. They are fine, elegant wines in which Sangiovese’s distinguishing nuances of fruitiness really make their presence felt. Compared with less complex aromas and tastes, finesse and elegance are without a doubt outstanding traits that can be found in certain 2014s. I’m very happy that our Brunello di Montalcino 2014 is one of these elegant, contemporary wines.
Helen Farrell is the Editor-in-Chief of The Florentine. Helen writes about food, wine and all things literary. She is also a freelance contributor to Decanter.
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