2010 La Fortuna Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)
Aromas of wet earth, meat and dried fruits. Some nuts and spices. Complex. Full body, with super fine tannins and fabulous intensity and richness. Dried cherry and candied citrus fruit. Fabulous finish. You want to drink this now. But shows superb finesse and intensity. Why wait?
Saturated with cherry, raspberry, spice and tobacco aromas and flavors, this strikes a balanced between the supple texture, succulent acidity and refined yet gripping tannins. Really sings on the lingering finish. Best from 2019 through 2035.
Intense berry, violet, menthol and white-spice aromas lead the nose, with a whiff of new leather. The vibrant palate delivers crunchy red cherry, fleshy raspberry, baking spice and savory herb alongside assertive but refined tannins and fresh acidity. Drink 2018–2018.
Angelo Zannoni is the fifth generation of winemakers at La Fortuna; the winery celebrated their 100th anniversary in 2007. La Fortuna's estate is situated just a few kilometers east of the town of Montalcino and abuts the prestigious Fuligni estate and is close to Siro Pacenti. In the 1990s Angelo's father Gioberto purchased a vineyard on the south face of Montalcino just south of the village of Castelnuovo dell'Abate near the famed producers Ciacci Piccolomini and Uccelliera. That vineyard is now blended with the estate vineyard, balancing the core of structure from the home vineyard with the sun blessed ripeness from their southern vineyard. La Fortuna's wines display a consistent concentration of fresh, energetic fruit coupled with layers of a denser fruit and sweet ripeness that is full of intense dark cherry aromatics. (Greg St. Clair, K&L Italian Wine Buyer)