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Lisini Brunello di Montalcino 2017

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From a great traditional producer who makes elegant wines using old Chestnut casks.


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This old-school property sits at the southwest corner of the Montalcino zone, at about 350 meters above sea, and the vineyards face south towards Maremma and the coast. This situation provides warm, dry breezes that allow them to farm their vines and olive trees with both organic and sustainable practices. The 20 hectares of vines are entirely Sangiovese and made up of massale selections of the original plantings from 1930.

All fermentations are done in glass-lined cement tanks and aging is exclusively in large, Slavonian oak casks. Current winemaker Filippo Paoletti learned his craft from the former winemaker Franco Bernabei (of Fontodi and Felsina) as well as the Sangiovese master Giulio Gambelli (Soldera, Biondi Santi and of course Montevertine) and his style reflects their influence. The focus is on the elegance and transparency of Tuscany’s native variety; silky red fruits, earth and minerals always shine through.

Professional Reviews

Robert Parker

RP 92
"The Lisini 2017 Brunello di Montalcino (with 30,000 bottles made) has some of the baked blackberry aromas and cherry liqueur that are characteristics of this dry and hot growing season. The wine opens to a darkly saturated appearance, and it follows up with tarry smoke, licorice root, crushed stone and potting soil. The wine's personality reflects autumnal flavors of forest floor and balsam herb." -Robert Parker


D 94
"Located in the southern reaches of the Montalcino zone, near Sant’Angelo in Colle, Lisini is one of the last in the area to harvest. The wines are full-figured, sumptuous and densely packed yet remain wondrously light on their feet. The 2017, which was harvested between the end of September and beginning of October, is no exception. Dripping with ripe cherries and plums, it is a seductive, rather fruit-driven wine shored up by luscious acidity. Clayey tannins wrap around the palate with an iron grip and just a hint of dryness is absorbed by plush, pulpy fruit. This is hard to resist now."

Wine Spectator

WS 92
"A rich version, this red reveals cherry, raspberry, rose, mineral and wild herb aromas and flavors, backed by a solid matrix of tannins. Firms up on the finish, yet remains fresh and long, echoing the red fruit and wild herb notes."

Wine Enthusiast

WE 96
"Delicious and full-bodied, this offers aromas of pine forest, spiced plum, leather and fragrant purple flowers. On the enveloping palate, noble tannins support ripe Morello cherry, raspberry jam and baking spice before a licorice close."

What importer Skurnik Wines has to say about this wine...

100% Sangiovese from the estate’s massal selection.
Vineyards range from 300 to 350 meters in elevation
Vinification in glass-lined cement tanks with skin contact for 20-26 days.
Aged in 20-52 hectoliter casks for 42 months, followed by 6 to 8 months of bottle age prior to release.
3,000 cases are produced on average each year


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  • Style

    Earthy , Rich , Spicy

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  • Body

    Full Bodied

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