100% Sangiovese Grossa, from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy. Certified Organic.
HISTORY: Camigliano in the past was certainly inhabited by the Etruscans who followed the course of the Ombrone River from the coastal Maremma area. It then became quite an important hamlet in the late medieval period, an outpost for Montalcino, joining in the fight to defend republican freedom in the middle of the 16th century.
The current manor house was built inside the entry gate (called “Borgone”) of the old “castle” making the most of the ancient walls that surrounded the homestead. The symbol of Camigliano: the camel, found on a seal dating to the 13th century, can perhaps be connected to the influence of the papacy in the area, and there is speculation of connection to the movements of the Crusades that reached the Holy Land.
ABOUT: Brunello is a medium-to full-bodied high-class wine that evolves significantly in interesting ways over long periods of time. It is recommended for important events – to honor a loved one, or a special guest or occasion.
TASTING NOTES: This wine opens with an intense bouquet of Licorice, Eucalyptus, Moist Underbrush and Crushed Mint aromas taking center stage, with whiffs of Toasted Walnut. Firm, elegant and well-defined style on the palate, boasting Cherry, Red Currant, Licorice, Leather and Spice flavors, Roasted Mushroom and Mocha notes before finishing on a saline note. Long, complex finish.
WINE SPECTATOR REVIEW: Black currant, raspberry and boysenberry flavors are shaded by woodsy, wild herb, menthol and graphite notes in this distinctive red. Expressive, if not the harmony of its peers, shows some fierce tannins flexing their muscles on the chewy, long finish.
FOOD PAIRING: This wine pairs nicely with with Cheeses (aged Tommes, Parmesan, Tuscan Pecorino), and is an excellent match with Grilled Meats, Beef, Game, Grilled/Roast Poultry, Pastas, Mushrooms, Truffles, and dishes with elaborate and flavorful sauces.