Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
The noble Costanti family goes all the way back to the fifteenth century. One of several famous counts, Tito Costanti was a lawyer and winemaker, and was actually one of the very first to use the name Brunello for the celebrated Montalcino red. And the methods he used were strikingly similar to those used for Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino today. At present, the sole living descendant of the Sienese family, Andrea Costanti, carries the torch, strengthening the family’s reputation for making top wines with great innovation. His aim has always been to create elegant, complex and long-lasting wines that bring out the best of the terroir. Andrea achieved this by relying on his own excellent instinct for wine, and an in-depth knowledge of the terrain’s geological components. In time, these natural skills were perfected, so that he eventually styled the range together with enologist Vittorio Fiore.
The range has the unmistakable imprint of the Matrichese cru, yielding Brunellos of unparalleled elegance and complexity, with luscious, focused berry fruit, remarkable structure and exquisite balance.
From vineyards located near the town of Montalcino, about 310 and 440 meters (1,020-1,445 feet) above sea level above sea level with southwestern exposure and galestro soil. The location, microclimate, power and intensity of Montalcino are combined with the elegance of these elevated vineyards. Andrea’s Brunello ages eighteen months in Slavonian oak barrels, eighteen months in French tonneaux and at least twelve months in bottle.
Wine exported to
Bermuda, USA, Puerto Rico, Australia, Japan, Canada
Most recent awards
- 2015 | Wine Enthusiast98
- 2015 | Decanter98
- 2015 | Vinous Media93
- 2014 | Wine & Spirits91
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
About 2 weeks
Type of yeast:
16-18 °C (60.8-64.4 °F)
Length of maceration:
Type of oak:
Allier and Slavonian
Aging before bottling:
Aging in bottle:
311 and 440 meters (1,020-1,445 feet) above sea level
4,400 vines per acre
Time of harvest:
Total yearly production (in bottles):
Deep ruby red with brilliant garnet reflections, the bouquet is rich, ample and intense with notes of brushwood, berries, plums, violets, spices and vanilla confirmed on the palate; wonderful elegance and balance, lush concentration, voluptuous body and silky, smooth tannins. Shows power and finesse all at once.
Best served at 16-18 °C (60.8-64.4 °F).
A wonderful accompaniment to red meat, stews, complex dishes and aged cheese.
Upwards of 20 years
Andrea Costanti and Vittorio Fiore