TERRALSOLE BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO
I love perfectly aged Brunello. The exuberant, bright red cherry fruit and mouth-gripping tannins of Brunello in its youth soften to reveal seductive notes of dried fig, candied cherry, hazelnut and sun-baked leather. Essentially with time, Brunello becomes more ravishing than ever. However, finding perfectly aged Brunello is not an easy feat. The investment it takes for the winery to hold bottles for longer than a few years without selling them is an undertaking in itself. So, seeking out and actually finding these gems from outstanding vintages (for a relatively reasonable price) is nearly impossible. But that's just what we did.
One sip of today’s bold, elegantly structured wines and your taste buds will transport you to the idyllic Montalcino countryside. The sun is shining brightly amid the hilly trellised vineyards and for this moment, everything feels right in the world. Such is the magic of wine: it has the power to carry us far away from our day-to-day. This is the inspiration that acclaimed winemaker Mario Bollag tapped when he founded Terralsole, Italian for “land toward the sun.” Montalcino boasts one of the most complex and varied soil sets among the world’s vineyards, no doubt contributing to the region’s reputation for producing Sangiovese—known locally as Brunello—with incredible depth and longevity. Today we’re offering a 25% discount on three of Terralsole’s aged Brunellos, including a single vineyard expression from the sensational 2010 vintage as well as two Riservas from 2007 and 2012. These wines weave together decadent dark fruit and earth characteristics into profound expressions of Brunello di Montalcino.
Terralsole’s 30 acres of vineyards are located within two distinctive terroirs within southern Montalcino: the Pian Bossolino vineyards sit at 1,200 feet on the southeastern slope of Montalcino whereas the vineyards of Fonte Lattaia sit slightly lower at 750 feet; here, the Sangiovese is impressively rich and dense. The 2010 Fonte Lattaia expression is muscular but still refined, and sings with aromas of balsamic, spice, and leather. The 2007 has layers of complexity, bursting from the glass with an exotic mélange of dark fruit, cloves, French oak and spices—no doubt a “rich, voluptuous wine” (Antonio Galloni). Certainly not to be forgotten, the 2012 Riserva combines fruit from both vineyards into a classically styled expression, with precise flavors of cherry, mint, coffee, and tobacco. Bollag is part of a new wave of Italian winemaking: he isn’t afraid to utilize technology or shake up the status quo to improve the integrity of the fruit and wine, but always maintains a deep respect for tradition. Today’s wines are 100% estate grown and hand harvested, bold and built to last. Don’t miss the opportunity to secure your bottles with our limited-time 25% discount!
*Offer NOT valid in-store. This offer is made pre-arrival, with wines estimated to be delivered to your preferred store in 8-12 Weeks. All sale prices are the lowest available at Total Wine & More and ONLY valid through Concierge Sales. No further discounts or coupons may be applied. Offer not valid in GA, NY, TN, or WI. This offer is for ONE WEEK, or until sold out, and will expire on Thursday, May 27, 2021.