Our Brunello Riserva 2007 rated in the Top Scoring by WS
Bruce Sanderson of the Wine Spectator prefers the following Brunello vintages: 2004 (with 97/100), 2006, 2007, 2008, 2005 and 2003
Donatella Cinelli Colombini celebrates her Brunello Riserva 2007 among Bruce Sanderson‘s favourites, he is Senior editor and Tasting department director for Wine Spectator. For the second consecutive year the wine produced at Casato Prime Donne in 2007 is in the Olympus of wine in the Top Scoring by the super taster Bruce Sanderson. It is in 11th position with a rating of 94/100. Donatella is quite rightly over the moon.
Sanderson’s opinions are very interesting, his article begins with << The Americans have a special love for Brunello di Montalcino and it is not difficult to understand why. This red wine made with 100 % Sangiovese, is one of the best Italian products. With various styles – form true traditionalist to the decidedly modern –the best Brunello bottles show the complexity in the soil and the variety of microclimates which are peculiar to Tuscany.……In 2008 the temperatures were cool during the vegetative cycle of the vines and there were great difference s in day and night temperatures at the end of august right up until the harvest which took place later than usual.>>
Another interesting comment is at the beginning of the second part of the article
<<Among the wines of the best producers the 2008 harvest style shows a lively acidity and nice balance which will allow the wines to age longer than average>>.