For many, if not most people, Brunello di Montalcino is the ultimate expression of pure Sangiovese, and the wines of Terralsole have been, and continue to be, much lauded and sought after.
The winery, needless to say, places quality over quantity, and the atmosphere is a fusion of many great loves, art, music and wine. Built, literally, from the ground up in 1996, the winery blends state of the art approaches with a great deference to the unique characteristics of soil and position of the vineyards, seeking harmony with natural balance.
When it comes time to make the Brunello, individual bunches are hand selected and treated with the utmost delicacy; fermentation is carefully controlled so that the process never gallops, and subsequent ageing in French oak sees the beginnings of a slow march towards a great wine. Brunello is, or should be, a big wine, but it's also one with great subtlety and finesse, full of spicy, velvety fruit, shot through with leather, tobacco, pepper and rich, luscious red berry fruit.
Ripe strawberry, violet, cinnamon and almond paste on the nose, juicy and fresh on the palate, with ripe red fruit and spice flavors nicely supported by silky tannins and vibrant acidity. Finishes with a whiplash of red berries.