Stop rushing around. Good things come to those who wait. Like this.
La Colombina’s Brunello di Montalcino is not a wine to be hurried. Grapes are ripened in the warm Tuscan sun before being slowly macerated, fermented and then aged for up to forty months in oak, which is longer than legally required for even vintage Champagne or single malt whisky.
This laid back “slow cooking” gives this classic Sangiovese its depth and complexity. Its freshness and meaty structure mean that it will continue to improve over the next decade and beyond. Now, at Humble Grape we don’t like to tell you when you should and shouldn’t drink your wines, but we have to make an exception here. This needs you to take your time over it, relax with it, age it if you can bear to, savour it and fall in love with it.