Brunello "La Fortuna" is a wine of great impact and extreme concentration, on the nose impetuous is the fruit, and elegant the balsamic and spicy notes, very corresponding to the terroir, where the power is balanced by the acid/tannic component which allows a beautiful progression and persistence.
Sangiovese grosso named Brunello
08 - 15 October
20 - 40 years
Thermoconditioned and unleavened
40 months in 25Hl Slavonian oak barrels
6 months before the release on the market
25.266 of 0.750 l, 1.500 of 1,5 l, 200 of 3 l, 40 of 5 l.
This wine opens to dark and savory aromas that complement its mid-weight appearance. The La Fortuna 2018 Brunello di Montalcino shows blackberry and wild plum, and it also delivers lots of spice, toast and campfire ash. Five years of aging brings out oak nuances and the complexity of the aged fruit. There is some oak bitterness that should soften with time, but I wouldn't wait too long because you also want to catch this wine while the fruit is still fresh. I suggest a moderate 10-year drinking window for this 33,000-bottle release.
A tight and fresh 2017 Brunello
with firm tannins that nicely frame
the wine. A little austere at the
end. Black cherry and walnut
flavors with bright acidity. It’s solid
for the vintage. Best after 2022.
Enticing aromas of black cherries, dark
mushrooms, bark and dried flowers,
such as roses and honeysuckle. It’s fullbodied,
layered and chewy with loads
of cherry, plum and orange peel on the
palate. Chewy finish with some bitter
lemon and smoke at the end. Best
ever? Give it four or five years to soften.
Try after 2024.
Ripe and and dense red with meat
and berry character. Some cedar
and chocolate undertones. Full
body, velvety tannins and a savory
finish. Drink in 2019.
Il nostro vino ha ottenuto la CORONA, il massimo riconoscimento che la guida ViniBuoni d'Italia attribuisce ai vini per la loro eccelenza.
Aromas of wet earth, meat and dried
fruits. Some nuts and spices.
Complex. Full body, with super fine
tannins and fabulous intensity and
richness. Dried cherry and candied
citrus fruit. Fabulous finish. You want
to drink this now. But shows superb
finesse and intensity. Why wait?
La Fortuna's 2015 Brunello di Montalcino draws its fruit primarily from the estate's 13-hectare plot near the winery with clay galestro and rocky tufo soils. The wine opens to a dark ruby color with pretty intensity on the bouquet. It offers cherry and plum, with spice, toasted almond and cola. That beautiful feeling of intensity continues to the palate, where the wine is vivid, bright and full of energy. The zesty acidity awakens your senses and would pair nicely with a cream mushroom risotto. Production ie 33,000 bottles.
Lovely bright peach and plum fruit
on the nose with chocolate
strawberries, licorice and sweet
spices. It’s full-bodied with fine,
powdery tannins. Elegant and
deliciously juicy, with lingering peach
pit and walnut character at the end.
Already open, but better from 2024.
The mid-weight 2017 Brunello di Montalcino shows a smooth approachwith cherry fruit and cassis. No part of this wine is overblown, and infact, this Brunello maintains a silky personality overall. The alcohol ishigh at 15% in this hot vintage, although it feels relatively well tuckedinto the subtle fiber of this accessible Brunello. Production is 30,000bottles.
I have really enjoyed these latest releases from La Fortuna from the pastfew years. The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino (with 35,000 bottlesproduced) opens to a dark ruby or garnet appearance and showsimpressive aromatic intensity. With that intensity comes sharpness andprecision. The aromas unfold quickly to display candied fruit, cocktailcherry, licorice, cola and dark spice. This is a frank and naked expressionof Sangiovese from an excellent vintage.
The La Fortuna 2012 Brunello di Montalcino is an evolved and savoryTuscan red with a slightly gritty and rustic personality. The wine showstrue grit and charisma, thanks to a non-conventional approach andphilosophy. The fruit is presented as candied cherry and black currantwith tar, licorice and cola at the back. This Brunello is aged in largeSlavonian oak for a long 40-month period and that slow oxidativeprocess accounts for some of the evolved notes you get today. Thewarm vintage has also contributed to those mature fruit flavors.Tobacco and spice give the wine a greater sense of dimension. Some27,000 bottles were produced.
A dense, lush red, this delivers cherry,
leather and spice flavors, with accents of
earth and tar. Stays solid and long on
the finish, the spice and earth elements
echoing. Best from 2020 through 2033.
2,220 cases made.
The La Fortuna 2011 Brunello di Montalcino reminds us of the elegantand nuanced side of Sangiovese that can be harnessed even in achallenging vintage like this. Despite the warm growing season, this wineshows depth and precision with wild berry tones that are followed bylingering aromas of balsam herb and licorice.
Tense berry, violet, menthol and white-spice aromas lead the nose, with a whiff of new leather. The vibrant palate delivers crunchy red cherry, fleshy raspberry, baking spice and savory herb alongside assertive but refined tannins and fresh acidity. Drink 2018.
Un bel rubino concentrato accoglie l'occhio per poi lasciare il passo all'olfatto che trova varie anime: quella fruttata con i traccianti base mescolati tra nord e sud quindi marasca e ciliegia di Ravenna, e poi la ciliegia rosata, più fresca, con un filo di eucalipto e tabacco biondo. Nella fase gustativa abbiamo grande impatto e bellissima progressione, con un tannino tessuto nella trama del vino e una bella acidità. Il finale ritorna su note calde ed ampissime. Rilassato ed avvolgente.
This is round and full of sweet, ripe cherry, strawberry, graphite and earth flavors. Firms up as the finish plays out, echoing an essence of fruit. Best from 2022 through 2039. 2,200 cases made, 1,300 cases imported.
Pale garnet red in colour. Aromas of pink rose petal, violet and fresh cut green stems. Sour red cherry, pomegranate, rhubarb, mint, slight hint of liquorice, underbrush. Medium bodied. Remarkable finesse. Showing Burgundian elegance and textural lightness. Linear. Youthful and yet primary.
Mid ruby with the beginning of orange tinges. Herbal and quite closed with notes of
beef stock. With aeration minerally, earthy notes and brooding cherry with a
peppery tingle. Sweet, perfumed marasca cherry and cherry liqueur on the palate
with rustic but ripe tannins. Quite a bit of power, not least enhanced by the alcohol.
Aromas of blackberry and cherry
with flowers. Smoky. Hot stone.
Medium to full body, firm and
fresh tannins and a delicious
finish. Beautiful now but needs a
year or two to soften.
Clean and tangy with bright acidity,
a medium body and a fruity finish.
A little short at the end. Drink now.
Fragrances of mature black fruit,
violet, espresso and baking spices
take the lead. The palate delivers
ripe red berries, black cherry,
vanilla and mocha backed up by
assertive but somewhat drying
tannins. It's evolving fast so drink
over the next few years.
Ample cherry flavors define this soft
version, with moderate tannins adding lift
on the finish. Lacks a little zip overall.
Best from 2016 through 2025.
Concentrated ruby with orange tinges. Dry tealeaves and a hint of oatmeal but otherwise closed. Very backward, yet very ripe on the palate too. Round strawberry finish if not hugely expressive for the moment. (WS)
Bright medium- dark red. Sprinted and youthful with vibrant aromas and flavors of fresh red berries and violet, with a complicating hint of candied strawberry. A pleasant, easygoing not especially powerful style of Brunello, but very enjoyable over the short term.
Fresh-leather and dried-berry aromas. This sees quite punchy tannins and tart red fruit wrestling a little on the finish. Give it another year or two to settle in.
The La Fortuna 2014 Brunello di Montalcino shows the thin andsubdued characteristics of the vintage. The quality of fruit is dimmed orlessened in this growing season that lacked substantial sunshine andheat. The bouquet offers wild cherry, dried raspberry, spice andcamphor ash. However, the wine offers less intensity in terms ofmouthfeel, with extra tightness on the tannins. Bottle production is only6,600 strong in this vintage.
A soft, velvety red with
plummy, juicy flavors. Full
body, lovely tannins and a
flavorful finish. Drink now.
Cherry and raspberry flavors are
accented by tobacco and earth notes, all
wrapped up in dusty tannins. This is
balanced on the dry side in the end. Best
from 2018 through 2027.
Saturated with cherry, raspberry, spice and tobacco aromas and flavors, this strikes a balanced between the supple texture, succulent acidity and refined yet gripping tannins. Really sings on the lingering finish.
The 2016 La Fortuna Brunello di Montalcino shows dusty bright cherries in a cloud of confectioners' spice and crushed stone with hints of mint and sage. It's silky in texture, balancing ripe red berries and saline-minerals with vibrant acids, maintaining a juicy freshness in spite of a grippy tannins which slowly settle in. Purple inner florals and note of licorice linger throughout the long and structured finish, with just a hint of heat poking through. This will provide a good amount of pleasure over the short term, but it may fall out of balance with extended cellaring.
Il 2015 per James Suckling rappresenta un’annata storica ed imperdibile. “I vini- afferma Suckling- mostrano un’impressionante precisione, nei frutti vividi, nei tannini eleganti, nella freschezza,nell’acidità, nonostante una grande maturità e ricchezza, caratteristiche che ne fanno una delle annate più interessanti”.