The site of an ancient grain mill built next to the creek 'Suga' in the northern district of Castiglion di Bosco in the 16th century is now the source for classic Brunello's. This estate caught the eye of Andrea Bonacchi, purchasing it in the 1970s and planting 12 hectares of vineyards. Farming is entirely organic and sustainable, with the wines made by Ivan Misuri, who studied at the University of Florence. Ivan vinifies the Sangiovese in stainless steel before transferring it to age in 10-year-old large oak barrels (80% French-20% Slavonia) for three years and then another two in the bottle. This new release is currently unavailable everywhere else, and we offered a chance to get a jump on this excellent vintage. A nice bottle of Brunello with enticing depth and structure, try one now and put a few more in the cellar for a surprise down the line.
Vinous (Eric Guido) 93 points! "The 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Molino della Piano bristles with earthy minerals, savory herbs, and animal tones, with sour cherry and hints of dried strawberries in the background. On the palate, soft textures give way to a zesty expression, as brisk acids energize a mix of spiced cherry, and inner florals, with earthy mineral tones forming toward the finale. The finish is long and spicy, resonating on floral-laced red fruits and a buzz of lingering acids. The 2015 Molino della Piano is a bit beastly, like an unruly teenager, but I must admit that I like it quite a bit."