This wine is a blend of Sangiovese and Montepulciano grapes, which are vinified in both stainless steel and cement tanks, before aging in neutral oak barrels. In the glass, the wine has an intense ruby red color, with a nose of red fruit and floral aromas. On the palate, there are juicy berry fruit flavors and smooth tannins.
Many generations of the Brunori family have grown grapes and produced wine in the Ancona province of Le Marche, Italy. In 1956, Mario Brunori established a winery in the San Nicolò quarter of the San Paolo di Jesi community, and became the first generation of his family to bottle their wine. Around this time, he also opened a small wine shop in the nearby town of Jesi. Today, the vineyards and winery are managed by Mario Brunori’s grandchildren, Carlo and Christina, along with the guidance of their father Giorgio. The 6.5 hectares (16 acres) of sandy-clay vineyards are well-situated on a south-east facing hill, where the levels of aeration and sun allow for proper grape ripening. About this wine producer: Giorgio Brunori’s decision to bottle his wines and open an enoteca in Jesi changed the face of wine in Ancona Province. The Brunoris, like every other family, sold their fruit in bulk, to be turned into the watery, bland wine sold in kitschy, fish-shaped bottles to tourists visiting the seashore. But Giorgio knew his farming deserved a better audience, so along with his son Mario, he began to estate bottle their harvest in 1956. And the bottled wines brought notice from renowned wine writers Luigi Veronelli and Victor Hazan, whose glowing reviews turned the world’s attention to Georgio’s wines. Now his grandchildren, Carlo and Cristina, hold the reins at Azienda Brunori. The story is a familiar one at Moore Brothers: like André Bonhomme, another iconoclastic winegrower who was the first in his area to estate bottle his wines, the Brunori family is our favorite kind of producer.