Siena native Bernardino Sani began his wine career with a cellar internship at Argiano in 2002, and returned some ten years later, taking over as CEO in 2014. He has overseen a conversion to organic viticulture and an expansion of the cellar, with a shift toward use of larger Slavonian oak casks for the aging of the Brunellos. The benefits of these changes are apparent in this Brunello which, despite the warm and dry 2017 vintage, offers scents of rose petal and violet that are precise and lifted, with a cool mineral tone that energizes its vivid red and black cherry flavors layered with notes of licorice and tarragon. The wine gains energy over several days while maintaining that firm minerality that makes this wine so appealing.
E. & J. Gallo, Modesto, CA
Every week, our editors highlight a wine that intrigued them in our blind panel tastings, expanding on their tasting note in this space. These are entirely editorial choices; there are no paid placements. Subscribers can also access the original tasting note by searching here.
This is a W&S web exclusive. Get access to all of our feature stories by signing up today.