By: Greg St. Clair
K&L Staff Member
In 2014 La Fortuna decided not to make Brunello, so all of those grapes went into their Rosso, an extraordinary financial sacrifice—but it puts their Rosso in a different class. This is another wine from Montalcino’s south slope and it’s full of ripe Sangiovese fruit, from vines 25–35 years of age, and aged for one year, six months of which were in French oak barrique. The texture is lush: plum and chocolate flavors coat the palate, yet the inherent structure of this wine gives it terrific depth, concentration and scintillating aromas. Drink it now and it will give you a thrilling drinking experience, and it will age well for the next 3–5 years. Try it now with your meat-sauced pasta, yet it will go equally well with roasted chicken or grilled meats, or just as a glass on its own!