Rosso di Montalcino, Brunello's baby brother: most winemakers use different fruit for their Rosso than they do for their more expensive & complex & "serious" Brunello. Not madman Roberto Rubegni, though! A deep biodynamics/permaculture geek, he refuses to cut corners anywhere, and uses the same sexy grapes that go into his Brunello for his Rosso (he just ages it less). His microscopic homestead and vineyard feels like the Garden of Eden: o'erbrimming with wildlife, and supervised by his 200-lb Great Pyrenees buddy, Astor. Micro-produced, and stunning: intoxicatingly aromatic, with endless layers of shroomy earth, floral and tobacco notes. Just an incredible value.