Brunello di Montalcino 2010: A Landmark Vintage

Brunello di Montalcino 2010: A Landmark Vintage

There are many who suggest that 2010 is the best Brunello vintage for a very long time, including 1997, which really is a bold claim. Certainly 2010 has produced a great number of excellent wines which are beautifully aromatic, loaded with classic Sangiovese character, purity and transparency, and which are full of energy. Furthermore, they demonstrate a keen expression of site.

Commercially 2010 has unsurprisingly already proved a great success, with allocations selling out rapidly. We remain ever proud to offer Brunello from Salvioni, always a brilliant wine in challenging vintages, as well as in great years like 2010.

Salvioni is long established as one of Montalcino’s master-producers, one of the true greats of this leading, historic Tuscan appellation and a producer of distinctive, world class wines. Giulio Salvioni is particularly celebrated as a chief exponent of traditionally-styled, artisan Brunello, where everything is done by hand in the old fashioned way. This is a highly sought-after producer – universally admired by critics, trade and consumers alike.  Tremendously consistent too, as even in difficult years such as the hot 2003 vintage Salvioni made a very beautiful and ageworthy wine. Giulio’s wines capture the essence of Montalcino terroir: an ethereal fragrance, distinctive savoury notes, beautifully pure, complex and multi-layered fruits, a fine minerality and a unique textural quality. Our small allocation is drawn from a tiny total production of only around 600 cases, from just two hectares of vines. The 2010 will inevitably be a truly magnificent Brunello.

And it’s all sold out!

Ian Paveley, 20th February 2015

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