In the language of the ‘Wine Advocate’ these ratings correspond to great wines with exceptional complexity and character. In short they are magnificent wines
Definitely Antonio Galloni, the super-taster from the ‘ Wine Advocate’, appreciates Brunello: out of 173 he tasted, he awarded 78% with over 90 points. A stratospheric judgment perhaps unequalled in the world. Indeed no other wine, as far as I can see, has achieved such a high average and homogeneous result as the Brunello. On the hills of Montalcino, our soil, the climate and above all the passion of our winemakers creates a winning combination like no other. In other wine producers you find the highest vertices and the deepest chasms, whilst we, who are amongst the least well known and appreciated, achieved an overall ‘Very good’. So we are a team of champions! My Brunello fared well: 93/100 for the Brunello Riserva 2006, 92/100 for the Brunello 2007 and the Brunello Prime Donne achieved 90/100, this wine, which definitely is the most traditional and austere of all the range also is the one with the most character and the one which sends the strongest message. A blockbuster success, for us and for the whole of the Montalcino territory, which in recent years has been able to regain momentum and achieve international recognition. In fact, the positive reviews are not limited to the U.S.A. Even the magazine ‘Vinum, the most important in Germany, has published a tasting of 87 Brunello wines, with an evaluation of between 15.5 and 18 of out of 20 (scores in Europe are in twentieths) in other words between good and excellent. Ours are inserted amongst the ‘Terroir’, in other words those wines related to a specific territory, and they achieved a score of 16.5 / 20. A positive result in which we rejoice. Because our competitors are so strong, it is the like the feeling of being a tenant farmer toiling on a piece of land, we are forced to work hard and do our best because absolutely all the other tenants working the same land are producing excellent top quality produce.
By Donatella Cinelli Colombini