Casisano

Brunello di Montalcino 2015

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

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This elegant, traditional style Brunello is produced at a mid-sized estate located in the southern hills of Montalcino, between the towns of Sant’ Angelo in Colle and Castelnuovo dell’Abate, one of the most quintessentially picturesque areas in Tuscany.

Vineyard

The Casisano vineyard enjoys southeastern exposure and is composed of various soil types. It is particularly rich in galestro stone.

Winemaking

The wine sees 25 days of skin maceration and is then aged in Slavonian oak casks for 3 years, followed by an additional four months of bottle aging.

Vintage

2015 started off with an unusually dry winter with neither frost nor snow. Spring brought the expected rainfall for the region, which was followed but a warm summer with little precipitation. Autumn provided excellent fluctuations between rain and warm temperatures, allowing for regular harvest. The harvested fruit immediately showed a remarkable complexity in aromas and elegance of tannins. Of considerable importance was the natural acidity, which was above average. Ultimately, 2015 was a vintage of the highest and rare quality level.

Tasting Note

Firm, laced with cherry, leather and earth flavors, this red is chewy, with dusty tannins building on the finish.

Color

Red

Grape Varieties

Sangiovese

Appellation

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

Alcohol

14%

Suggested Retail Price

$63.00

Reviews

"Suave and silky"

Vinous Media (91+ ) - "Bright dark red. Aromas of strawberry, minerals, smoke and herbs. Suave and silky, with harmonious acidity giving the wine's red fruit and herb flavors a ripe polished nuance. Still broodingly young, the long finish boasts good lift."

"Fresh, perfumed Brunello"

Decanter - "The first vintage in which the Tommasi family had full control over the production at the southeast facing Casisano property, which sits at 480 metres above sea level. Despite warm conditions, the cooler micro-climate is evident in this fresh, perfumed Brunello. Fragrant mint, cedar and forest floor lead to a savory rather than fruity palate. Dense fruit is framed by tactile, textured tannins and countered by bright, tangy acidity. Well done!"

"Lively structure and polished tannins"

Wine Spectator - "This hits all the right notes, from the cherry, black currant, mineral and tobacco flavors to the lively structure and polished tannins. A woodsy mushroom element adds interest as this builds to a lingering aftertaste." 

"Soft-spoken, graceful persona"

James Suckling - "This is a very floral red, showing hibiscus, rhubarb, citrus and rosemary. Medium - to full - bodied with attractive depth of fruit, fine yet chewy tannins and a zesty, building finish. Tightly wound and understated, this Brunello will need time to come together fully, but is already showing a soft-spoken, graceful persona."

"Classic Sangiovese"

Wine Advocate - "This vintage represents the first wine made entirely under the care of the estate's new owners, the Tommasi family of Valpolicella, and winemakers Emiliano Falsini and Giancarlo Tommasi. The Casisano 2015 Brunello di Montalcino reveals classic Sangiovese aromas of wild cherry, blue flower, licorice and moist earth. This is a more accessible and informal expression of Brunello. Fruit comes from a nine hectare vineyard located at 500 meters above sea level with Galestro rich soils.”

"Great balance and length"

Jancis Robinson (17+) - “Just mid ruby. Lifted, and a little ethereal with raspberry fruit. Compact yet focused and with finely sculpted, coating tannins. Great balance and length."

Trade Materials

Other Wines by this Producer

Rosso di Montalcino

Casisano Rosso di Montalcino is a classic expression of Sangiovese Grosso, the Sangiovese clone used to make both Rosso and Brunello di Montalcino. Lively and elegant, Casisano Rosso has a round medium body, with soft and velvety tannins, and the wine perfectly and faithfully reflects Montalcino's unique terroir.