The Mastrojanni 2016 Brunello di Montalcino is dark and velvety in appearance, boasting rich fruit concentration. The bouquet shows dried cherry, blackberry, spice, leather, tar and all the good things you get when Brunello lives a trouble-free childhood in the winery. I recall the 2015 vintage showing enhanced density and richness, and this wine unfolds in a very similar manner. Perhaps the difference between the two vintages is more clearly enunciated in terms of mouthfeel. This 2016 vintage gives the impression of being more linear, tight and structured. Elegant mineral tones define the long and polished finish of this 55,000-bottle release." 95/100 RP
Producer Information: Mastrojanni
Mastrojanni has been writing history with its wines since 1975, collecting awards from all over the world. Today, thanks to an exceptional terroir in Castelnuovo dell’Abate and an owner,
Francesco Illy, who has believed in this terroir for decades, Mastrojanni has become one of the most respected Montalcino producers in the region. Gabriele Mastrojanni bought the San Pio
and Loreto estates in 1975 and decided to plant his first vineyards, parts of which are still producing fine Brunello wines today. Andrea Machetti took hold of the winemaking reins of Mastrojanni in 1992 quickly transforming the winery into one of the most highly respected producers. A man of few words, Andrea now knows each of the estate’s vineyards intimately allowing him to increase fruit quality vintage after vintage.