2018 Poderi Salicutti Sorgente Brunello di Montalcino
Turns out being the first organic producer in all of Montalcino gives you an edge: the purity of fruit here and layers of complexity make this a beauteous beater of banal Brunelli indeed. Brick red in the glass, this is Old World winemaking at its best (having been the region's organic pioneer, they're now practicing biodynamic). Violets, sandalwood, and perfumed red berries on the nose, with velvety waves of red and blue, star anise-tinged fruit on the palate. Serious, age-worthy, and exquisite...