Il Palazzone, a boutique winery minutes from the town of Montalcino, produces Brunello di Montalcino in a traditional style. Growing grapes in three separate areas allows for the fullest and most balanced expression of Montalcino’s diverse terroir and microclimates. In addition, the vineyard adjacent to the cantina is a very special, high altitude parcel, a portion of which has been bottled as the cru Le Due Porte since 2015. The estate also produces Rosso del Palazzone, a versatile 100% Sangiovese non-vintage wine.Visit Brand Website
This wine is intense ruby red with deep garnet hues. The bouquet is intense and ethereal with aromas ranging from dark fruit and berries to chocolate, coffee, leather, licorice and balsamic notes. The wines are silky and elegant, potent yet balanced and characterized by sweet tannins.
Aromas of ripe cherries and dark berries, typical herbaceous notes, floral notes of violets and balsamic notes. The fruitiness of the berries repeat on the palate accompanied by a mouthwatering juiciness that balances the tannins and makes this wine very enjoyable, even when enjoyed in its youth.
The nose immediately offers an ample, ripe bouquet of sottobosco and herbaceous notes joined by a whiff of sun dried tomatoes. After some aeration more subtle notes of cherry, violets, and a hint of button mushrooms present themselves. The structure is firm with pleasantly grained tannins. This is expertly balanced by a juicy fruitiness and delightful acidity illustrating that a powerful wine need not renounce elegance. The initial sensory impressions are repeated on the palate and stay for many minutes in a never ending finish.