An Ode to Costanti
 June 6th 2013 19:24

Click For Large ViewThis was not a tasting that I've done often nor will probably ever do again, forty vintages of Costanti's Brunello di Montalcino back to 1967 at the Summa 2013. Andreas Costanti spoke about the estate, the weather patterns of each year and the character of the individual vintages. All that I needed to do was to appreciate, smile and speak about the wines. Not surprisingly, as in Bordeaux of years past, some of the older wines pegged in at only 13% alcohol by volume, far from the 15% that I have seen on recent labels. I am not sure, though, if that alone is what provides older Brunello with its charm. In any case, it would be a godsend if we could still find vintages like 1997 or 1988 on the market. Alas… Comments


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