2007 La Lecciaia "Manapetra" Brunello di Montalcino
A vineyard-designated Brunello with sharp clarity and purity. Sangiovese aromas of wild berry, earth, pressed blue flower and forest floor. Lively and direct on the palate, with integrated acidity and firm structure. — M.L.
Very ripe fruit on the nose verging on jam. Full-bodied, with round and soft tannins and a intensely fruit aftertaste. Give it a year or two to come together more.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Medium red. Wild, smoky aromas of raspberry, earth, dried flowers and truffle. Sweet, concentrated and seamless, showing a seamless texture to the flavors of plum, redcurrant and underbrush. No shortage of energy or definition here. Finishes with fine-grained tannins and enticing lingering sweetness.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna Manapetra is made in a lighter, more ethereal style than the regular bottling. Floral notes lead to expressive fruit in this medium-bodied, classy Brunello. Firm tannins give the wine its length and sense of proportion. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2022.
This is fresh, featuring cherry, licorice, leather and balsamic aromas and flavors. In a lighter style, this remains elegant, with a fine coating of dusty tannins. Best from 2013 through 2022. 500 cases made. –BS