Brunello 2018 – enjoy this style while you can

ankle tattoos of bunch of grapes and wine glass

2018 may not be a vintage for laying down, but its freshness may well be wistfully remembered in years to come. The tattoos belong to Carlotta Ripaccioli of Le Gode.

An early en primeur

Hardly has the dust settled on last February’s release of the Brunello 2017s, the produce of a torrid vintage, than the 2018s come hard on their heels with their debut this month simultaneously in London, New York, Los Angeles and Toronto. This fast-forwarding of the launch date, compared with the annual appointment in Montalcino in February, to which the global wine media used to flock, took...