THE WINE This is Sangiovese at its best. The nose shows off aromas of black cherry and plum, teasing notes of leather and sandalwood. On the palate black cherry, black plum, and wild berry flavours take center stage, supported by notes of dried herb, vanilla, tobacco and spice with hints of earth. Bruno exudes power and finesse with a full body, firm velvety tannin, well-balanced acidity and a long flavourful finish.
THE REGION Montalcino, a small hilltop town in Tuscany, is the birthplace of Brunello. Red wines, usually blends, have been produced there since the 14th century; the Brunello style we know today emerged in the late 1800s when one winemaker began vinifying Sangiovese on its own, revolutionizing winemaking in the region. Now, Brunello style wines are considered the finest expression of the Sangiovese grape and celebrated for their unique combination of bold fruit flavours, high tannin, and high acidity. It is one of Italy’s – and the world’s – most revered red wines.
THE FOOD Pair with strong foods that match the wine’s powerful flavour. Try bone-in Tuscan-style steak with fresh herbs, veal parmigiana, rich meaty pasta sauces, earthy mushroom risotto, or strong cheeses like aged pecorin
Ready in: 9-10 weeks Aging: 4 or more months Body: Full Oak: Heavy Sweetness:dry Alcohol: 14% Cost: $$$$$ FN