This wine is comprised of 100% Montepulciano grapes and vinified in both stainless steel and cement tanks. A 6-month aging period in oak barrels adds to the complexity of the nose and palate. In the glass, the wine has an intense ruby red color, with aromas of ripe fruit and dried red flowers. The palate also expresses robust fruit flavors, combined with soft tannins and a long, spicy finish.
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.