La Rasina Brunello di Montalcino
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Family run estate, with 3rd generation Marco at the helm, carrying on the tradition passed down to him by his father and grandfather. No pressure, Marco.
- Marco farms organically, uses natural yeasts, and incorporates as little sulfer as possible.
Varietal Composition: 100% Sangiovese Grosso
Elaboration: Bunches harvested at full maturity and then naturally fermented with integrative oxygen method. The wine ages for 26 months in oak casks
Tasting Notes: Deep & silky. Asian spices, liquored fruit, and tea leaves. A full wine with a long finish.
2015 – 96 James Suckling
2016 – 95 James Suckling
2017 – 92 Wine Advocate
Sante Mantegnoli acquired the land for which he would name his farm ‘La Rasine’ in the mid-70’s. Vasco, his son, then purchased the land just 10 years later with a vision of crafting natural, prestigious Brunello. Grandson Marco has led the company since 1997 with the values of sincerity, authenticity, and above all else, humility. He understands the farming roots of both the land and his own family, prompting his pursuit of an elegant, and accessible Brunello.