In 2014 La Fortuna decided not to make Brunello, so all
of those grapes went into their Rosso, an extraordinary financial
sacrifice—but it puts their Rosso in a different class. This is another
wine from Montalcino’s south slope and it’s full of ripe Sangiovese
fruit, from vines 25–35 years of age, and aged for one year, six months
of which were in French oak barrique. The texture is lush: plum and
chocolate flavors coat the palate, yet the inherent structure of this
wine gives it terrific depth, concentration and scintillating aromas.
Drink it now and it will give you a thrilling drinking experience, and
it will age well for the next 3–5 years. Try it now with your
meat-sauced pasta, yet it will go equally well with roasted chicken or
grilled meats, or just as a glass on its own!