Founded in 1975 in the hamlet of Castelnuovo dell’Abate to the South East of Montalcio by the purchase of the San Pio & Loreto estates. Now owned by the Illy family of coffee fame who have spared no expense and made significant investment over the years. In 2018, they acquired 12 new hectares of land (with both vineyards and forest), and in 2020 the winery unveiled a new bottaia, or cellar room, with traditional oval and circular aging casks.
Mastrojanni Brunello di Montalcino 2016
The Mastrojanni 2016 Brunello di Montalcino is dark and velvety in appearance, boasting rich fruit concentration. The bouquet shows dried cherry, blackberry, spice, leather, tar and all the good things you get when Brunello lives a trouble-free childhood in the winery. I recall the 2015 vintage showing enhanced density and richness, and this wine unfolds in a very similar manner. Perhaps the difference between the two vintages is more clearly enunciated in terms of mouthfeel. This 2016 vintage gives the impression of being more linear, tight and structured. Elegant mineral tones define the long and polished finish of this 55,000-bottle release.
95 Points, Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate, Nov 2020
The Brunello & Vigna Loreto spend 36 months in a mix of 16, 33 & 54 hl casks.