By: John Majeski | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/30/2012 | Send Email
Sangiovese expresses its penchant for drama in the diversity of roles played out in the warm, limestone-laden, sandy terroir of Tuscany, and no performance is more memorable than that of the wines of Montalcino, where the superbly-defined, expressive baritone of Brunello rules supreme. Fortunately, for those who would prefer not to wait a decade or more, there is usually an abundance of delicious Rosso di Montalcino to go around, ready to decant and enjoy today. Claudia Ferrero produces a riper, inviting style in her slightly toastier vineyards, well-suited to those who appreciate full-bodied domestic reds. Full of vibrant, lushly-extracted black plummy fruit and wild berries enlivened by good acidity and earthier loamy flavors of fresh espresso, this wine sings like a tenor in the glass, finishing with a lovely flourish.