Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

2016 Brunello di Montalcino I

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February 3, 2021


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Producers in Montalcino,wine writers and retailers all will be spending the next months telling you the 2016 vintage is one of the greatest in history for Brunello di Montalcino. Based on tasting barrel samples the last few years and talking to the producers I agree. These wines will begin to arrive in mid-March and we will offer you the opportunity to acquire them over the next few weeks. All of the wines we will offer  show classic aromas and flavors of deep cherry, flowers, and spice. Subtle complexities will emerge over time.

Demand is high and any orders you place will be subject to confirmation. We will begin with two distinctive producers. Donatella Cinelli Colombini is a remarkable woman. She revived her family’s historic vineyards, over three centuries old. She formed a winery that is owned and run entirely by women. The 2016 Donatella Cinelli Colombini Brunello di Montalcino follows in the style of elegance and tradition. This is a classic Brunello with concentration and layered texture. The 2016 Donatella Cinelli Colombini Brunello di Montalcino Prime Donna is the estate’s single-vineyard bottling with old vines and dramatic exposition. With a little age this becomes a balanced, complex, and serious wine.

In the northwest portion of Montalcino we find an estate that dates back over 800 years. Castiglione del Bosc is a large property replete with forests and wildlife and rocky soil. Massimo Ferragamo owns the estate today and Cecilia Leoneschi is the winemaker. These guys really understand and love their land. The 2016 Castiglion del Bosco Brunello di Montalcino is floral and balanced and ages very well. You can taste the historic understanding in every drop.


2016 Castiglion de Bosco Brunello di Montalcino:  Excellent Regular 75/bottle 59/bottle NET

2016 Donatella Cinelli Colombini Brunello di Montalcino: Excellent  Regular  72/bottle  58/bottle NET

2016 Donatella Cinelli Colombini Brunello di Montalcino Prime Donne: Outstanding Regular 123/bottle  96/bottle NET


These wines will begin to arrive in mid-March.

Net prices are good until the wines arrive unless sold out


Order by phone at 617.367.8605, or reserve here: order@federalwine.com


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