2012 Silvio Nardi Brunello di Montalcino
by JJ Buckley Fine Wines
On Sale: $35.94 (was: $59.94)
Traditional Brunello fans watch out! Six years on the praise for the 2012s, which Galloni called “one of the most promising young Brunello vintages I have tasted” has proven totally justified, and elegant examples like this one from Silvio Nardi are just starting to come into their own. Nardi is well known for “fleshy, fruit-driven Brunellos” made up in the northwestern woodlands of Montalcino, and while the latest releases dominate the headlines, we are offering Silvio Nardi’s 2012 for 40% off and the lowest price in the U.S.! It’s an unmissable opportunity to grab this “bright and vivid” Brunello with both hands!
The Wine Advocate calls this wild Northern region the “lost side of Montalcino” and with few neighbors, few producers are making Brunello quite like Emilia and Manuele Nardi. Their father Silvio bought the Casale del Bosco vineyard back in 1950, long before the rush of new Brunello producers overwhelmed the market in the 1980s. This was back when the Umbrian-born Silvio Nardi was considered a foreigner (though he ended up a founding member of the Consorzio del Vino Brunello). With a long history of family ownership, this old-school winery continues to produce honest, transparent Brunello at prices that belie their quality and authenticity. This is a phenomenally unpretentious bottle of Sangiovese that will be right at home at the dinner table tonight, and over the next 15 years, so grab plenty at this price as it should not be around for long. Cheers!