A dense, layered red with dried berries, chocolate and spice. Hints of cloves and white pepper, too. It’s full and flavorful. Extremely long and back-loaded at the end. Drinkable now, but better in 2022.
The 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Poggio al Carro gives you the same sense of impeccable balance that we get in the classic Brunello from Celestino Pecci. However, this special Selezione wine offers just a tad more intensity and depth with nicely concentrated fruit and lingering tones of dark fruit, plum, spice, smoke and grilled herb. The wine is fresh, concentrated and balanced, especially in terms of its tannins and structure.
Intriguing in its sensory profile with a matrix of black plums, blackberries, incense, burnt sage, chinotto and orange peel. It is further enriched with juniper berries and black pepper in the spiciness of the background. Medium-full body, slightly sweet on the palate and a precise and noble finish in the delicate progression. Better from 2022.
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Celestino Pecci Brunello di Montalcino Poggio Al Carro 2015
Sangiovese Blends | Italy
JS96, RV95, WA94+
$54.95 | 750mL
31% off retail!
SO much bang for the buck! Because we go back some years now, we import directly from her and have access to a bit more of the prized single-vineyard “Al Carro” than most, and pricing is unbeatable.
Tiziana is making traditional, but terrifically drinkable Brunello di Montalcino (especially in a vintage like ‘15) at her small-yet-gorgeously-perched and rustic winery, and this vintage is deep and dark with lovely overall harmony and mouthfeel, ringing with berries, sweet herbs, a touch of citrus and earth...best Al Carro yet!!
Read the notes from the pros below. If you’re new to it, this is one to grab while it’s still (somewhat) under the radar, and if you’re one of the folks who asked... BOOM, here you go!
PAIRING IDEAS: Pasta! If you have a favorite type of spicy sausage, this is the dish to make. Super simple, garlicky, cheesy, spicy and oh-so good with Brunello. Use any pasta, but the local Etruscans would be happy to see you use “pici” as they do in Montalcino and around Siena.
MUSIC SUGGESTIONS: "Lawless Soirez” by Gill Landry.
About the Producer
Pecci Celestino farmhouse inherits its name from the owner who, following his passion for farming despite the "project" planned for him by their parents, acquired two farmhouses and a 99 acre piece of land. It was the 1968 when the Pecci Celestino farmhouse history begun, a history full of difficulties and sacrifices but in the end the family persevered and is now producing some of our very favorite, long lived Brunello in the region.