La Fiorita Brunello Riserva 2006
Note: La Fiorita Brunello Riserva 2006 was provided to me as a tasting sample. If interested, see Vintrospective policy about wine samples here.
Between the wine world’s opposing forces of trendiness and typicity, there is often too little room left for originality.
But, every so often, good things happen in small spaces 😉
La Fiorita Brunello Riserva 2006 asserts itself with originality and timeless style, a reflection of both yesterday and today.
Begun in 1992, La Fiorita started life as a project between owner Roberto Cipresso and friends. Cipresso carefully selected vineyard locations from land characterized by richness in soil and climate to align with the estate’s production philosophy.
La Fiorita Brunello Riserva 2006 is produced from 100% Sangiovese sourced from the estate’s Pian Bossolino vineyard. The vineyard, established during the second half of the 90’s, is planted at a density of 7K plants per hectare. The wine ages for 12 months in first and second passage French Tonneaux and 12 months in Slavonian oak.
Tasting Notes / Impressions:
A core of ripe berry fruit surrounded by notes of forest floor, leather, anise, eucalyptus, cedar and mint, join forces together in a massively focused nose. Structured, supple and muscular, the wine is utterly harmonious, a masterful demonstration of artistic restraint. The finish is all about the beauty of the wine’s powerful yet smooth tannic suite, dusted with hints of cocoa. Delicious now, this wine is one not to miss in five years from now. Decanted for one hour.
Food Pairing Suggestions:
This Brunello served with grilled, thick Porterhouse steaks was, for me, one of the year’s best pairings. Need I say more?