2019 Castello di Romitorio Brunello di Montalcino

SKU #5063633
Winery Notes- The Castello Romitorio Brunello di Montalcino is our flagship wine and reflects more than 30 years of working in harmony with nature in Montalcino. The estate has new and old vineyards of Sangiovese at high altitudes in the northwest of Montalcino. The Sangiovese grapes are carefully selected before and after destemming. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks with an initial short period of cold maceration followed by maceration at a higher controlled temperature. Malolactic fermentation is naturally caused, so the wine is rested to separate the lees. The wine matures in oak for a minimum of 24 months, and, after bottling, it is aged in Castello Romitorio’s temperaturecontrolled cellars for a minimum of 4 months before release.
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VINOUS RATING: 95
VINOUS REVIEW: Darkly alluring and spicy, the 2019 Brunello di Montalcino emanates from the glass with an earthy blend of crushed rocks, savory herbs, spiced blood orange and dried cherries. This soothes the palate with its soft textures and depths of wild berry fruit. Brisk acidity and mineral tones add lift but also depth. The 2019 finishes dramatically long and structured, turning youthfully inward on itself as orange and rosy inner florals resonate. The house style is on full display here, elevated by the radiant fruits of the 2019 vintage.
JEB DUNNUCK RATING: 93
JEB DUNNUCK REVIEW: The dark red/ruby 2019 Brunello Di Montalcino displays a roasty and layered profile with notes of stewed red plum, cedar, baking spice, and charred rosemary. Medium to full bodied, it’s giving on the palate, with a supple and savory tone, sweet tannins, and a snap of tangy tea leaf on the finish. It’s another brooding wine, but it feels more giving to drinking now. Drink it over the next 10 years.
JAMES SUCKLING RATING: 93
JAMES SUCKLING REVIEW: Polished and refined wine with aromas of wild strawberries, dark cherries and violets. Rich and full-bodied with balanced, soft acidity. Firm and fine-grained tannins. Energetic.
ROBERT PARKER RATING: 94
ROBERT PARKER REVIEW: The 2019 Brunello di Montalcino opens to dried cassis and cranberry, and there is a hint of something floral and fragile, like crushed red rose petals or potpourri. However, the wine also shows growing momentum, especially as it opens in the glass and you start to recognize dark spice, clove, bay leaf and thyme. There is a point of sweetness on the mid-palate, even some dried raspberry, rendering an overall more accessible wine. Compared to the brilliant fruit in the Filo di Seta, this village wine has drier notes with hints of daisy greens and dried currant.
WINE SPECTATOR RATING: 97
WINE SPECTATOR REVIEW: Notable for its pure cherry and kirsch aromas and flavors, this red is also stylish and graceful. Rose, wild thyme and stony mineral elements come into play as this develops on the palate. Beautifully integrated, fresh and firm, this glides to a long, resonant aftertaste. Best from 2026 through 2042.
More Information
Vintage 2019
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Appellation Brunello di Montalcino
Bottle Size 750ml
Alcohol %- 14.5
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