2016 Sangiovese, Brunello, Col di Lamo
Giovanna Neri has a degree in Law, but also inherited her father’s love of wine, and has become a highly successful and sought-after winemaker. Giovanna’s unique touch is now supported by that of her daughter, Diletta. Their great enthusiasm, commitment and dedication have made Col di Lamo one of the most dynamic, refined wines of the Montalcino area.
Red color of medium intensity, with purple reflections. Harmonious, with a sophisticated note of prune and blackberry and a strong wood aroma. The taste results in a rich and balanced wine, distinguished by its aftertaste with a note of mixed berries and a delicate nuance of wood.
Awarded 95 points and accolades from James Suckling ‘This is a very pretty Brunello that shows fresh red cherries, strawberries, citrus, nutmeg, rose petals and cedar. Great combination of finesse and concentration. Silky tannins and chewy fruit are a winner. Full-bodied and powerful, yet agile.’ as well as 93 points from Robert Parker with Wine Advocate ‘The Col di Lamo 2015 Brunello di Montalcino is a standout wine that offers a great balance of dark fruit and savory spice. It is fruit-forward, but it hits all the classic Brunello selling points. It shows emphasis on the dark side of the wine (with black cherry, black currant and plum) that is very much in line with this vintage. You might get a hint of ripeness too, with some blackberry preserves and cherry confit, but despite that more overt softness, the wine fully shows the elegance of the vintage. It's a great effort for organic farming.’