Discreet nose, almost closed, but with plenty of vigorous swirling, a stunning aromatic tapestry emerges. Blood plum, red cherry, blueberry, cocoa, lavender, blood orange, dried flowers, cigar, sandalwood and polished leather. Texturally complex. Sleek, puckering and tannic, and it’s this combination that sets Brunello apart from other grapes. Very fine and elemental, expansive across the palate, yet with a deep-rooted, rich tannic presence. Controlled drama, but there’s a long way to go in this act. Waters Wine Co
The Torre estate in Sant’Angelo is planted to 5.6 hectares of vines with a southern and southwestern exposure in one of the highest altitude areas of Brunello (500m asl). 2.6ha were planted by founder Giuseppe Anania in 1976 which continues to be the source for the Brunello and a further 3ha by his son, Luigi Anania, in 1999 which goes into the Rosso. Certified organic since 2015, the grapes are hand-harvested and fully de-stemmed before fermenting with native yeast. The wines are racked three times in the first year after harvest and once annually in subsequent years. All wines are bottled (by gravity) – unfined and unfiltered.