Brunello 2019 – an overview

View towards Villa Argiano in S angelo Scalo

Walter gets the scoop on the Brunellos about to be shown en primeur on 17 November in Montalcino and 21 November worldwide. Above, the view this autumn looking towards Villa Argiano. See also Brunello 2019 – the estate wines.

Is 2019 as good as the already legendary 2016? During my week-long stay in Montalcino in October, I posed this burning question to a few winemakers because, since the very beginning, 2019 has been praised so much as an outstanding vintage. Cupano’s Andrea Polidoro (below) was the first to answer. His answer? A succinct ‘no’. Although he feels it is...