2015 Rosso di Montalcino

I have already written in depth about the 2015 vintage in Montalcino, a year that producers throughout Italy are very excited about. But, being by nature obstinate, and after having analysed several vintage reports and tasted embryonic 2015 wines from cask last year, I was yet to be completely convinced. I put the general excitement about 2015 down to the traumatic experience of the previous, very cool, rainy and protracted 2014 vintage in large parts of Italy. But to quote from Goethe's sonnet on nature and art (1802): ‘In der Beschränkung zeigt sich erst der Meister(Mastery shows...

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