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FALL 2018

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| 105 MORRELL FINE WINE AND SPIRITS V ISIT u S AT MORRELLWINE .c OM cALL 800.96.WINES (800.969.4637) ITA l Y : Tu SCANY Rai S i NG TH e Ba R G oing as far back as 2008, critics have been hinting about the improvements being made throughout the Castiglion del Bosco portfolio–and today, they are really showing. l ocated in the southern reaches of m ontalcino, not far from the likes of l e Potazzine and Case Basse (think Soldera), the Ferragamo family realized that, in the right hands, the potential of their terroir would shine through in the finished wine. e nter Cecilia l eoneschi, the current winemaker at Castiglion del Bosco, who has been fine-tuning practices in the winery and allowing the wine to show its natural beauty. The mix of clay shale and gravel-pebbles of the Capanna vineyard is unique, and this is the perfect soil to raise Sangiovese in these southern climes. All it took was a gentle touch and a dose of passion to bring Castiglion del Bosco to the next level. ✦ Castiglion del Bosco Brunello di Montalcino 2013 VM 94 » $49 "A knockout Brunello that further confirms winemaker Cecilia Leoneschi's talent at making exceptionally good, very classic Brunellos. I can think of very few wines in all of Italy that have improved more than Castiglion del Bosco's over the last decade. Well done." Ian D'Agata (1554242) aT TH e T OP OF TH ei R Ga M e T he Costanti family has been a part of m ontalcino history since the 16th century. o ver one hundred years ago, some of the first wines to be named Brunello were presented by Tito Costanti. l ittle changed in the methods of production and vineyard management over the last century, yet the wines were sold only to private collectors up until the 1990s. Today, the estate is run by Andrea Costanti, and the Brunello di m ontalcino remains in line with the history of the estate. It is a wine of longevity, which reveals its true nature over the course of a decade or more. The 2013 Costanti Brunello is a wine that's primed for a long and enjoyable drinking window, with an early appeal of primary fruit contrasted by fine tannin. It's a perfect candidate for the cellar, but worth checking in on already– some believe it to be the wine of the vintage. ✦ Conti Costanti Brunello di Montalcino 2013 VM 96 » $75 "...Another classic, outstanding Brunello from Costanti, who has made a few in his time." Ian D'Agata (1554219) aLSO aV ai L a BL e: Conti Costanti Brunello di Montalcino 2011 VM 94 » $59 "...one of the classiest wines of the vintage...Its class and pedigree are evident, even at this early stage." Antonio Galloni (1559348)

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