La Mannella - Rosso di Montalcino (2011)
A core of cherry and strawberry highlights this rich and intense red, with accents of flowers and spice flavors. Balanced and long. It remains vibrant and focused on the lingering after taste.
Wine Enthusiast: 91 points
Aromas of ripe wild berry, purple flower, leather and baking spice shape the inviting nose. It's bigger and more concentrated than what you would normally expect for a Rosso di Montalcino. It's smooth and juicy, with black cherry, plum and cocoa flavors. Taut, fine-grained tannins give it velvety support. Enjoy through 2023
Wine Advocate: 91 points
Fruit from the youngest vines (planted in 2011) at the La Mannella site make this unique wine. Not many producers are in a position to make a single-vineyard Rosso, but we are slowly seeing more of them come to market. The Cortonesi Rosso di Montalcino La Mannella is redolent of red berry fruit, almond and plum. The wine does offer a rather prominent sense of structure, and this is one of the characteristics of the La Mannella site. Some 15,000 bottles were made, and this wine hit the market in November 2019.
Vinous Media: 91 points
Good full red. Very clean and precise aromas and flavors of ripe red fruit and herbs, complicated by flinty nuances. Closes long and zesty. Offers lovely acid-fruit presence and an easy to like, early appeal.