2013 Costanti, Brunello di Montalcino

Merchant's Pick

THE RECENT PICK

2013 Costanti, Brunello di Montalcino

One Of The Year's Best!
"Another classic, outstanding Brunello" Vinous

This is the #3 Brunello of the 2013 vintage.

- Wine Enthusiast -

"In the last 50 or 60 years, Conti Costanti has been heralded as one of the most historic and greatest producers of Brunello di Montalcino, second only to the famed house of Biondi-Santi." Forbes

What is it about this producer that draws the eye of so many critics?

Costanti is one of the most classically made Brunellos. The first known vintage dates back to the late 1800's. With vineyards located 400 feet above sea level and soil replete with limestone and fossilized shells, the wine consistently showcases stunning minerality alongside its hauntingly delicious fruit.

With layers of ripe cherry, fig, crushed raspberry, tobacco leaf, underbrush and dried spice, the 2013 Costanti Brunello is one of the best of the vintage.

Intentionally released a bit later than other 2013 Brunellos, this Brunello has youthful approachability and classic structure for those inclined to cellar this wine.

Just in time!

You may have noticed your farmer's market transitioning to root vegetables and a bounty of ripe tomatoes.

If so, this wine is perfect for a fresh tomato and mozzarella salad or your favorite pasta dish. In the upcoming months as the weather begins to cool, your palate will yearn for this taste of Tuscany.

* With import quantities referenced in terms of bottles (not cases), this wine is extremely limited. *

Enjoy it now and over the next decade.

First come, first served.

$81.95 per bottle / $983.40 per case

Summary


THE WINE ENTHUSIAST

97 / 100

"CELLAR SELECTION"

"Immensely inviting, this opens with fragrant pipe tobacco, crushed berry, new leather and pressed violet aromas. On the palate, firm, refined tannins underpin juicy black cherry, raspberry and cinnamon flavors, while orange zest accents and an energizing mineral note lift the finish. It's beautifully balanced with bright acidity and will reward a bit of cellaring."

VINOUS

96 / 100

"Very deep red. Flinty, floral red cherry and underbrush on the enticing, very pure, precise nose. Then silky and suave, with ripe red cherry, underbrush and savory spices lingering nicely on the long creamy finish. Another classic, outstanding Brunello from Costanti, who has made a few in his time."


Product Details


Producer: Costanti

Country: Italy

Region: Tuscany

Sub Region: Brunello di Montalcino

Varietal: Sangiovese

Vintage: 2013

Size: 750ml

Code: W5371-2