There’s much praise for this superb red from one of Tuscany’s finest appellations and a 5-Star producer. 95 points from Suckling is a sure sign of excellence and from a vintage where "quality is terrific". For this estate it was clearly knockout.
Award-winning Castelli Martinozzi can boast a history dating back to 1373. The property has always cultivated vines and olive groves, even when it was a monastery. In 1892 they won their first prize for wine. Today, they receive many every year. The family owned estate has 160 hectares of land, with 16 of them planted to vines. These are on a hill, up to 480 metres high, overlooking the Orcia Valley and near the town of Montalcino. It’s a fascinating estate, with carefully conserved evidence of many past activities – silkworm breeding, weaving, an oil mill, and also a granary and a smithy. Today, however, the team are very much focused on producing top quality Brunello. Aged for three years in barrel, this is a red to savour. Decant first.
"A firm and silky red with plum and berry aromas and flavors. Such polish. Best ever from here"
James Suckling Critic, 95 Points