2015 Casisano Brunello Di Montalcino
2015 Casisano Brunello Di Montalcino This elegant, traditional style Brunello is produced at a mid-sized estate located in the southern hills of Montalcino, between the towns of Sant’ Angelo in Colle and Castelnuovo dell’Abate, one of the most quintessentially picturesque areas in Tuscany.
94 James Suckling: This is a very floral red, showing hibiscus, rhubarb, citrus and rosemary. Medium-to full-bodied with attractive depth of fruit, fine yet chewy tannins and a zesty, building finish. Tightly wound and understated, this Brunello will need time to come together fully, but is already showing a soft-spoken, graceful persona. Drink from 2024.
Tommasi is historically and today a standard bearer of the Amarone appellation, and one of the most important quality producers in the Veneto. The family-run estate was founded in 1902 by Giacomo Tommasi in the village of Pedemonte, which lies in the heart of the Valpolicella Classico region. The family owns 260 acres in Valpolicella Classico, making them the single largest land owners in the area. Over the years they have expanded their holdings in other areas of Italy, and have after many years been able to secure an estate in an outstanding area of Montalcino.
Podere Casisano was purchased in 2015 from the Ciarpella family of Rome. Nestled among rolling hills in the south-eastern part of the appellation, between the villages of Montalcino, Castelnuove dell’Abate, and Sant’ Angelo in Colle, the estate is situated on a splendid natural terrace overlooking the famous abbey of St. Antimo. The total property covers 131 acres, of which 57 acres are vineyards for Brunello and Rosso and 30 acres are planted with olive trees.