There is a lot of good Brunello on our market, but there is not one that comes close to La Torre when it comes to value for money, especially in great years like 2012. This wine is a total anomaly. It’s made in minute quantities by a father and son team that farm only about 3 hectares and they do it without the use of any chemical pesticides or herbicides. This is hand crafted top quality Brunello, and this weekend you can buy it for less than $50. This may just be the best buy in our shop right now.
About La Torre The Anania family originally comes from Calabria in the south of Italy where they farmed for many years producing a fine “bufala mozzarella” among other agricultural products. Giuseppe Anania, the father of Luigi Anania, the present owner and producer of the wines of La Torre, purchased the La Torre property in 1976. The estate is located in the commune of La Sesta, approximately 8 kilometers south of Montalcino in the highest altitude section of the Brunello appellation, quite near to the lovely village of San Angelo in Colle.
More on Brunello
Brunello di Montalcino is a wine made with 100% Sangiovese with Italy’s highest DOCG classification.This is the Sangiovese that most wine critics cite to be the best in all of Italy. Whether or not it is the best is entirely up to you, but it’s one of those wines to know and perhaps try… at least once in your life.
Brunello di Montalcino is made with a local Tuscan type of Sangiovese called Brunello. It’s noted for having thicker-skinned berries and, because of this, Brunello produces wines with exceptionally bold fruit flavors, high tannin, and high acidity. The fruit is a highlight to the enduring popularity of Brunello di Montalcino, but it’s the tannins and acidity that extend the life of this wine so it reaches perfection a decade or more later. It’s worth the wait.
2012 La Torre Brunello di Montalcino – Tuscany, Italy $54.95 ON SALE TODAY AND TOMORROW ONLY $46.62
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate 94+
With each passing vintage, I am reassured by how instinctively my palate connects with this wine. If you are an enthusiast of classic, streamlined and traditional Sangiovese, the La Torre 2012 Brunello di Montalcino is a heartfelt homecoming. That steady and studious approach has yielded impressive results in this hot growing season. The wine’s success speaks to the understanding and experience of the vineyard and winery teams that created this beauty. Like other wines from the vintage, this expression opens to a dark and saturated color. The fruit is bold and succulent, but La Torre delivers that characteristic acidic kick that gets our attention and keeps our taste buds activated.
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this weekend Jan 5th, 6th
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