For the Fedriani family and their Marchesato Degli Aleramici – their reputation in Italy is so stinkin’ strong, they never submit their wines for scoring, and most of the American market is unaware of one of Montalcino’s finest – right underneath their noses.
Aleramici wines are enjoyed at seemingly every huge event in Italy. Luciano Pavarotti’s wedding, Milan Fashion Week, Artur-O, the Golden Circle in Monaco, Palazzo della Meridiana, Formula 1 Racing, Genoa Football Team – you name it. Their wines are poured everywhere. They’re very famous throughout Italy.
So despite maintaining a relatively modest American crowd, and their tiny size compared to some of their contemporaries, Marchesato Degli Aleramici remains one of the best producers in all of Montalcino and one that is absolutely worth seeking out.
The 2018 Brunello di Montalcino from Aleramici hits all the right notes. It has a nice medium weight to it with easy drinking cherry, creme de cassis and purple fruits. It’s multi-dimensional with waves of some dark plum and blackberry with more sage and spice components as well that compliment it perfectly.
Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.
95 Points, Decanter
The Gaja family first started releasing this great Brunello in 2015 and doesn’t make it in every vintage, only the ones they deem excellent. It’s a classic Brunello with a light garnett hue. The nose boasts red fruits and Mediterranean herbs with a hint of rosemary and thyme. On the attack, there are Bing cherry notes along with plum and cocoa notes at the back of the palate. It’s a well-balanced wine, but it is still such a baby at the moment. It will reward those with patience but should have another 20-30 years of agebility easily.