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Fanti’s 2011 Brunello di Montalcino and Rosso. 93 Points, $79 and $29.95/Bottle Respectively.

We have been awful short Brunello lately, glad to see some finally arrive.

 

BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO DOCG BY TENUTA FANTI 2011

93 points – James Suckling, Feb 2016


Bottle Price : $79.00

Case Price : $474.00

Winery : Tenuta Fanti

Wine Region : Italy (Italy), Tuscany (Italy)

Bottle Per Case : 6 x 750 ml

Food Pairing : Breads, Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables

“Another very generous, rich red with plum, dried fruit, spice, mushroom and chocolate. Full body with round, velvety tannins. Rich, flavorful finish. Drink or hold.”

Ahh, that beautiful deep spicy chocolatey taste of Brunello. Brunello really is one of the worlds greatest wine appellations. I am so glad to see that the Fanti is finally back in stock. Although the 2011 was not the most acclaimed of vintages in Montalcino, the wines i have tasted to date have been quite delicious. My favourite part of owning wines from “off vintages” is that you do not have to experience all that guilt when you pull a cork too early. Fanti’s 2011 Brunello di Montalcino is drinking extremely well right now and will do so over the next 3 to 7 years.

Love Rosso di Montalcino? Us too! This is an appellation that is typically overshadowed by it’s big brother Brunello, but can often deliver outstanding wines that drink young and have pricing that is much more approachable than Brunello tends to be. Fanti always does a good job with their Rosso. This is the perfect wine to pair with a pasta with meat sauce as the flavours tend to match up beautifully. Scroll down for the feature.

We just returned home from Spain last night. We tasted with some of the most acclaimed wineries and spent some time learning the intimacies of the appellations. Next week we are off to Italy where we will be tasting the new releases of Brunello, Rosso and a whole host of other wines from Northern Italy. We will also be taking some time to go to Austria, Germany and France. We will be searching for the gems, both when it comes to great value and the best of the best. We will continue to go above and beyond to ensure that our clients are drinking the best the world of wine has to offer.

If you have wines that you have enjoyed world wide and have been unable to find them here in Ontario, simply drop us a line or a note and we will contact the winery to see if there is interest in being represented in this market. One of the greatest things about the wine business is that there are so many little family run wineries that fly under the radar, but are still making amazing wines. Though we continue to do all we can to bring in the best we are able to find, we know there are always going to be wineries that we miss.

I will give one final reminder about the Burgundy tasting at NAO on Tuesday night. This is a chance to taste some of the most amazing wines that Burgundy has to offer. Click hereto purchase tickets. We hope to see you there.

Last, but not least, it was brought to our attention that there are a few cases remaining of the 2014 Chateau de Landiras Graves. This is one of the exceptional wines of the vintage, (Decanter thought so too). Should you be a lover of Bordeaux, you do not want to miss this. Again, scroll down for the feature.

Wishing everyone a relaxing Sunday…..

ROSSO DI MONTALCINO DOC BY TENUTA FANTI 2014

Bottle Price : $29.95

Case Price : $359.40

Winery : Tenuta Fanti

Wine Region : Italy (Italy), Tuscany (Italy)

Bottle Per Case : 12 x 750 ml

Food Pairing : Breads, Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables

CHATEAU DE LANDIRAS GRAVES ROUGE 2014

95 points / Platinum / Best in Show- Decanter World Wine Awards 2016

Bottle Price : $34.95

Case Price : $419.40

Winery : Chateau de Landiras

Wine Region : Bordeaux (France), France (France)

Bottle Per Case : 12 x 750 ml

Food Pairing : Breads, Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables

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