Brunello di Montalcino 2015 Magnum


De wijngaarden van de familie Baricci liggen in de “grand cru”‘ Montosoli, een heuvel ten noorden van Montalcino. Die staat sinds de Middeleeuwen bekend om prachtige wijnen voort te brengen. De stenige ondergrond bevat veel kalk en er liggen ontelbare fossielen. Montosoli ligt verscholen achter de hogere heuvel waarop het dorpje Montalcino ligt. Hierdoor blijven haar wijngaarden gevrijwaard van de warme zuidenwind die de wijngaarden ten zuiden van Montalcino teistert.

Baricci is één van de laatste ambachtelijke domeinen nog in handen van een lokale familie. De kleinzonen van de legendarische Nello Baricci beheren het wijngoed. Federico Buffi is de wijnmaker en zijn broer Francesco de manager. Hun doel: het karakter van Montosoli en sangiovese uit Montalcino vertalen naar de wijn. De wijnen combineren finesse en intensiteit, rijpheid en fraîcheur, een zachte textuur en mineraliteit.

De jaargang 2015 in de pers:

96 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The Baricci 2015 Brunello di Montalcino is highly distinguished by its mineral side (with marl, marine fossil, schist quartz and Galestro soils), and that is truly the magic of this wine. There is a pungent note of raw grape at first, but it lifts to reveal forest berry, camphor ash and subtle touches of sweet spice. These elements come together like a tightly fitted mosaic. The wine is balanced and fresh, with just enough structure to add firmness and considerable length to its polished mid-weight frame. In fact, mouthfeel is this wine’s strongest suit. Acidity is never a problem in Montosoli, located on the north side of Montalcino where day and night temperature shifts play an important role in slow fruit ripening. This warm vintage shows higher extract, but the overall balance allowed Baricci to bottle using very little sulfur (which could account for that little tangy note you get on first nose). (ML) Inner quote mark (1/2020)

96 points Vinous

Outer quote mark Good full ruby-red. Captivating nose combines, ripe red cherry, black plum, minerals, herbs, mocha and sexy brown spices. Juicy and sweet, with refined, suave blackberry, raspberry, minerals and tobacco flavors dominating. Finishes extremely long, with a steely quality, fine-grained tannins and a multifaceted personality. Another great Brunello from Baricci. (ID) Inner quote mark (4/2020)

95 points Decanter

Outer quote mark All 5ha of Baracci’s vines are contained in one single vineyard on the hill of Montosoli. With a southeastern exposure, the vineyards are cooled by breezes from the north and east and the soils are a complex mix of marl, schist and quartz. The 2015 is effortlessly balanced, starting with suitably mellowed but still radiant aromas of fennel blossom, tobacco and crushed stone. It flows smoothly on the palate, demonstrating its cunning power with well-honed tannins. For now, underlying tasty red cherry is highly gratifying but this will express so much more in years to come. (MM) Inner quote mark (4/2020)

94 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark Subdued aromas evoking underbrush, baked plum and scorched earth form the nose along with a balsamic whiff of camphor. Full bodied and chewy, the brawny, enveloping palate features dried cherry, licorice, coffee bean and the warmth of alcohol alongside firm, noble tannins. (KO) Inner quote mark (5/2020)