La Serena Brunello Di Montalcino 2018

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Vintage: 2018
  • WS 93
  • JS 93
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  • WS 96
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La Serena Brunello Di Montalcino 2018 is a wine of unparalleled elegance and complexity, crafted by the skilled winemaker, Andrea Mantengoli, from organically grown grapes. This exceptional vintage has garnered acclaim, receiving 93 points from both Wine Spectator and James Suckling.

In the glass, it reveals an intense and brilliant ruby ​​red hue, adorned with refined garnet reflections. The nose is a captivating journey through layers of aromas. It begins with a burst of fresh and inviting fruity notes, predominantly small black berries. As you delve deeper, subtle sweet spicy hints and elegant balsamic nuances emerge, leading to a graceful finish reminiscent of dried tobacco leaves.

Upon sipping, La Serena Brunello Di Montalcino 2018 delivers a captivating experience. Its palate is adorned with generous black cherry and blackberry fruit, along with distinctive notes of tamarind, gingerbread, and licorice. What sets this wine apart is its remarkable breadth and richness, surpassed by none of its peers. The finish is long and firm, adorned with chocolate- and baking spice–inflected undertones that linger, leaving a lasting impression.

This wine showcases impeccable balance, with lively yet silky tannins, well-complemented by a refreshing acidity. It boasts a substantial body and an opulent volume, resulting in a harmonious, integrated, and perfectly balanced composition. La Serena Brunello Di Montalcino 2018 is a true masterpiece, a testament to the artistry of winemaking, and a wine that promises to enchant the palate of connoisseurs and wine enthusiasts alike. Enjoy this exceptional vintage from 2024 and savor the poetry of Montalcino in a bottle.

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Critical Acclaim

WS 93
Wine Spectator
Shows generous black cherry and blackberry fruit, along with distinctive notes of tamarind, gingerbread and licorice. Reveals more breadth and richness than its peers, with a long, firm chocolate- and baking spice–inflected finish. The aromas alone are worth the price of admission.
JS 93
James Suckling
Truffles, dried cherries, earth, dried flowers and tomato leaves on the nose. Rich and flavorful, yet fresh, with excellent balance and sleek, integrated tannins. From organically grown grapes. Drink from 2024.

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La Serena, a renowned winery nestled in the picturesque Montalcino winemaking region of Tuscany, offers a superb selection of red wines, including Rosso di Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino, and Brunello di Montalcino Riserva. Steeped in history, the Mantengoli family has been the proud owner of La Serena since 1933. However, it wasn't until 1988 that they unveiled their inaugural vintages of Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino wines. Today, the estate is lovingly tended by Andrea, Elisabetta, and their son Giorgio, collectively producing around 30,000 bottles annually. La Serena's vineyards span 9 hectares (22 acres), exclusively dedicated to the Sangiovese grape variety. What sets them apart is their commitment to organic farming practices, fostering a harmonious relationship... Read More

Other Vintages:

2016
  • WS 96
Sangiovese, a renowned grape varietal originating from Italy, has captured the hearts of wine enthusiasts around the world. With a rich history and distinct flavor profile, this grape has become synonymous with Italian winemaking excellence. With roots tracing back centuries, Sangiovese has deep historical significance. Its exact origins remain shrouded in mystery, but it is believed to have thrived in central Italy for generations. The grape's popularity soared in Tuscany, particularly in Chianti, where it earned a reputation as the backbone of traditional Italian wines. Sangiovese grapes are characterized by their medium-sized berries, thin skin, and vibrant ruby color. These qualities, combined with its moderate tannins and bright acidity, contribute to its unique flavor profile.... Read More

Winemaker of La Serena Brunello Di Montalcino 2018

Andrea Mantengoli

Andrea Mantengoli, the visionary winemaker behind La Serena, is a name synonymous with excellence in the world of winemaking. His passion for crafting exceptional wines is evident in every bottle produced by this renowned Tuscan estate. With deep-rooted family ties to the estate dating back to 1933, Andrea took the helm in ensuring La Serena's legacy of quality and sustainability. His commitment to organic viticulture practices and a hands-on approach to grape cultivation has earned critical acclaim for the winery. Mantengoli's dedication to precision and tradition, coupled with a keen understanding of modern winemaking techniques, shines through in each vintage. Under his guidance, La Serena consistently produces wines that reflect the terroir of Montalcino while embracing... Read More
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The Brunello di Montalcino wine region, nestled in the heart of southern central Tuscany, Italy, is a historic and prestigious destination for wine enthusiasts worldwide. Its rich history dates back to the early 14th century when the first records of red wines from Montalcino emerged. The region gained recognition for its wine when French mercenary leader Blaise de Montluc, during the siege of Montalcino, discovered the remarkable qualities of the local wine.

However, it was in the 1870s that the modern Brunello di Montalcino style took shape, largely thanks to the pioneering efforts of... Read More

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