Palazzo Brunello di Montalcino 2006 has an intense ruby red colour which tends towards garnet as it ages. Its bouquet is ample, intense, persistent with shades of undergrowth, red jam and licorice, ethereal after a long aging. It has a dry warm taste, quite tannic and soft.
This Brunello received a rating of 95 points from Wine Spectator, a truly well deserved distinction. This marks the first time the Loia family has received 95 points since establishing their vineyard in 1983. I know the family personally and have seen first hand their love and dedication in producing an exceptional wine. It is truly a family affair and the wine has all you would expect from a top brunello but with a lot of soul! Kudos to Palazzo and the Loia family.
Rosso di Montalcino is found in the same defined area as its bigger brother, the Brunello di Montalcino DOCG. Both are situated in the heart of Tuscany, in central Italy. This DOC was created in 1984 in order to make the most of the fruit from younger vines of new plantings. The idea was to create a fresher style of wine that needed considerably less ageing time (one year with only six months in oak) than its sibling.