Filippo is In the heart of Montalcino, at the Cortonesi Wine Estate, to taste the Poggiarelli 2016
The super-rocky southeastern slopes give way to the Cortonesi family wine estate located in the
southeastern section of gorgeous Montalcino. As we discover with Filippo Bartolotta, this particular
Cortonesi Brunello label is of particular interest to us thanks to its limited production (only 4,000
bottles released per year) and because of its single cru characteristics.
So, what does the landscape and terroir give to this Brunello di Montalcino selection? Will Filippo
pick up hints of Mediterranean herbs and minerality so often present in the glorious Brunello di
Montalcino wines? Let’s open up this bottle alongside Filippo and find out!
A shining example of a family-run winery from its roots to its current generation, the Cortonesi
family’s approach to wine making is to blend the bounty of nature and harness these aromas,
these natural bouquets in each and every bottle they produce. An immense respect for their
surroundings and direct ties to tradition have allowed the Cortonesi family to continue their high-
quality Brunello di Montalcino wine production with minimal impact on the soils and terroirs of their
The La Manella single cru Brunello di Montalcino from 2016 contains a wine meant to last - with
deep flavors like chocolate, leather, vanilla other dark characters, the tannins of this Brunello
vintage are in full play and make for a wine experience like no other.
Don’t miss out the other Brunello di Montalcino wine reviews with Filippo - a world of fine Brunello
wine vintages awaits you! Be sure to check out more Brunello di Montalcino news on the
Consorzio di Brunello di Montalcino page!
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