2016 Talenti Brunello di Montalcino

Sangiovese Grosso - 750ML
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REVIEWS

WE 97 WS 95 DC 94 WA 94 VN 94 JS 93 JD 91
WE 97

Wine Enthusiast, March 2021

Focused and loaded with finesse, this opens with enticing aromas of menthol, graphite, rose and forest floor. Full bodied and delicious, the linear, energized palate features ripe Marasca cherry, licorice, mint and...
WS 95

Wine Spectator, March 2021

This is supple and round, evoking macerated cherry, plum and licorice flavors, framed by accents of iron, tea and wild herbs. Solidly built, with a dense matrix of tannins enforcing the finish. Shows fine overall balance...
DC 94

Decanter, April 2021

With varying altitudes and soils, Talenti’s diverse vineyards are dispersed through the southern area of Montalcino. Making the wine since 1999, Riccardo Talenti amasses the different components to achieve an overall...
WA 94

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2020

(94+ points) The Talenti 2016 Brunello di Montalcino is a balanced and symmetrical wine with bright red cherry on the one hand and pretty spice and balsam herb on the other. The wine pours from the bottle with dark color...
VN 94

Vinous, November 2020

The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino boasts a striking display of balsamic-tinged cherry and autumnal spice with a twist of sour citrus really appealing to the senses. It’s silky and pliant with a gorgeous display of ripe red...
JS 93

jamessuckling.com, November 2020

A pretty and solid 2016 Brunello with cherry, orange-peel and walnut aromas and flavors. It’s medium-to full-bodied with chewy tannins and a walnut and berry aftertaste. Give it two or three years to soften and come...
JD 91

jebdunnuck.com, March 2021

The 2016 Brunello has aromas of dried red cherry, tobacco, licorice, cedar, and baked earth. The palate has an approachable and silky structure with black plum, balsamic, and black tea. The wine displays an ease and...

WINE DETAILS

Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese Grosso
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Brunello di Montalcino
Vintage 2016
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

The Talenti Winery is situated in the south of Montalcino, not far from the small medieval borough of S. Angelo in Colle. The winery was established in 1980 by Pierluigi Talenti who had fallen in love with the fascinating property and grounds, and decided to leave the mountains of his native Romagna for the sweet and sunny hills of Montalcino.

The winery now owns a total of 40 hectares, about 21 of which are vineyards. Sixteen of the hectares are Sangiovese. The remaining five hectares hold a mix of varieties such as Colorino, Canaiolo, Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet. The vines grow in a rocky soil of medium density at an altitude of about 650 to 400 feet.

Since 1999, the winery has been managed by Pierluigi’s grandson Riccardo Talenti who continues his family’s work with the same dedication and passion of the past years. Experience and thorough research of new technologies combined with a healthy respect for tradition allowed the winery to reach the high levels of quality it enjoys today.

Talenti Brunello di Montalcino is the red wine which constitutes the “heart” of the Talenti winery. Since 1981, it’s been produced with 100% Sangiovese grapes grown in the winery’s best vineyard blocks.

After careful vinification, the wine matures in oak barrels (26 and 18 hl) with a small percentage aging in 500 liter tonneaus for two and a half years. 12 months aging in the bottle follow before release.