The WineNostravita 'Lupo di Tinaccio' Tuscany, Italy 2010
Profile: Since its early origins in Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino has truly encapsulated its coveted terroir as one of Italy’s highest quality wines. After widespread production began post-WWII, a tradition of winemaking practices was solidified into DOCG regulations that ensure the wine’s bold flavors and subtle aromas of blackberry, black cherry, black raspberry, chocolate, leather and violet. Pair a bottle of Brunello with rich meat dishes or heavy pastas—and be sure that the occasion matches the price point!
Tasting Notes: Tart Cherry, Red Plum, Strawberry and Fig
- producer: Nostravita
- varietal: 100% Sangiovese
- country: Italy
- vintage: 2010
- region: Tuscany, Montalcino
- size: 750/1.5 ml
The CollectorDavid MargolisPrivate locker and managed inventory client since 2019.
This bottle is from a small boutique vineyard in Montalcino. The winery is close to the flagship vineyard of Montalcino, Biondi Santi. I first discovered this producer when I ordered a bottle of their regular 2006 Brunello with dinner when I was in Montalcino, and fell in love. I visited the vineyard the next day to buy wines.
The Lupo is a single vineyard cru only produced in the best growing seasons. It is a spectacular wine of which typically 300 bottles are produced. It is smooth and elegant very fruit forward on the nose with mature tannins and perfect acidity to accompany a meal of meat or pasta. I typically visit the vineyard yearly, when I am in Montalcino as they only sell direct from the vineyard.
It is smooth and elegant very fruit forward on the nose with mature tannins and perfect acidity to accompany a meal of meat or pasta.