Conti Costanti, Brunello di Montalcino 2013
Brunello has become a brand with such great notoriety that there are now porn stars, rockstars, and famous shoe designers who make it. Unfortunately, there is a lot more bad Brunello in the world than the good stuff. We think that Brunello is best when it is a wine which is elegant and refreshing rather than a big and dark wine. The American market, in particular, became so infatuated with the stuff that at some point, the wines started to taste more like California Cabernet than something grown in Tuscany. Thankfully, this is one of the producers left making the “old-school” stuff which we really love.