Lisini,

Brunello di Montalcino

Sangiovese,
Tuscany,Italy,
2018
,
  • Decanter: 95
  • Greg Sherwood: 94
  • Jancis Robinson: 3.5
  • Neal Martin: 92

£69.99

Bottle size: 750 ml,

In stock

The history of Lisini dates to the time of the Medicis. This is one of Montalcino’s oldest estates, and a founding member of the Corsorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino. Lisini is one of the few producers in Sant’Angelo in Colle, in the south-west of Montalcino. The proximity here to Maremma gives maritime breezes warding against summer heat, which is especially important in a hot, dry a year. Thick woodland, olive groves and wild scrubs surround the 25 hectares under vine – a rural haven of the region’s finest terroir. An ancient river system sculpted the area, and with it the complex soils in Lisini’s vineyards. Fossil laced sand, clay and iron-rich soils, paired with altitudes of 300-400 metres, all play a leading role in the unique personality of Lisini’s wines.

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In The Cellar
Lisini’s traditional practices are laid bare by the transparency of the 2018 vintage. 45 days of maceration and fermentation on skins infuses complexity and structure, followed by 42 months in old neutral, Slovenian oak. This is a sprung celebration of Sangiovese, full of joy and life. The nose reminiscent of Pinot-like high notes: glassy cherry, herbs and dried flowers. The palate is light, so pure and utterly harmonious: cherrystone, red peach, blood orange, chinotto, bay leaf with salt flecked edges. Tannins present in all the right places, this has a firm minerality and is very memorable. Drink 2024 - 2034.

In The Vineyard
The history of Lisini dates to the time of the Medicis. This is one of Montalcino’s oldest estates, and a founding member of the Corsorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino. Lisini is one of the few producers in Sant’Angelo in Colle, in the south-west of Montalcino. The proximity here to Maremma gives maritime breezes warding against summer heat, which is especially important in as hot and dry a year as 2017. Thick woodland, olive groves and wild scrubs surround the 25 hectares under vine – a rural haven of the region’s finest terroir. An ancient river system sculpted the area, and with it the complex soils in Lisini’s vineyards. Fossil laced sand, clay and iron-rich soils, paired with altitudes of 300-400 metres, all play a leading role in the unique personality of Lisini’s wines.
"Lisini’s traditional practices are laid bare by the transparency of the 2018 vintage. 45 days of maceration and fermentation on skins infuses complexity and structure, followed by 42 months in old neutral, Slovenian oak. This is a sprung celebration of Sangiovese, full of joy and life. The nose reminiscent of Pinot-like high notes: glassy cherry, herbs and dried flowers. The palate is light, so pure and utterly harmonious: cherrystone, red peach, blood orange, chinotto, bay leaf with salt flecked edges. Tannins present in all the right places, this has a firm minerality and is very memorable. Drink 2024 – 2034." - Greg Sherwood MW.
Cultivar Description:100% Sangiovese
Alcohol:14%