La Fortuna Brunello di Montalcino Giobi 2016
We’ve been incredibly fortunate to have met and started importing the rockstar-level La Fortuna wines for almost a decade now. They only get better and better, and with the late-release ‘16 Riservas coming out, it is time to get serious! This is a wine for the ages with a towering structure, salivating acids and glorious opulence, all while maintaining Fortuna's signature refinement.
Started in 1907, the entire estate is centered around their centuries old Tuscan farmhouse, where the family has lived for over a century. Around 20 acres of vines are planted between two vineyard sites: one near Fulginiae and the other in the south near Castelnuovo dell'Abate. The northern site is a bit cooler, while the southern vineyards are warmer and each year they blend fruit from both locations. .
We don’t need to tell YOU about 2016. This has the power and finish and depth of the ‘15, but, as everyone will tell you, it has that extra level, that balance and age-worthiness and finesse that are NEXT LEVEL. Less than 2000 bottles made, less than 96 bottles were imported into the USA! Read the reviews below, but know that it is everything you know and love about the incredible La Fortuna wines in spades, and an extremely rare selection to boot.
PAIRING IDEAS: When it comes to Giobi, the man is a master of the Steak Fiorentino, so...gotta do that. Prime ribeye, of course, (tomahawk, anyone?) simply seared, slathered in the best oil you find. Do like Giobi does and throw a rib rack on there, too!
MUSIC SUGGESTIONS: Crank up some Ural Thomas and the Pain – the new single “Gimme Some Ice Cream” is great.