93 Points - Wine Spectator
93 Points - James Suckling
92 Points - Wine Advocate
92 Points - Vinous Media
91 Points - International Wine Report
Acquired in 1957 by entrepreneur Walter Ghezzi, Camigliano is one of the most historic estates in Montalcino. The 1,300 acre estate is planted with over 220 acres of vineyards, 200 of which are Sangiovese vineyards. Walter's son Gualtiero put a lot of effort into the modernizing the company. Today the new cellar is fully equipped with modern technology. There use both Slovenian and French oak barrels that give the right amount of oak influence while retaining the distinct character of this Montalcino micro climate.
Ruby red in color, Camigliano Brunello di Montalcino is crafted from 100% Sangiovese Grosso. After light pressing fermentation in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature of 82°F and then maceration on the skins for 21-25 days with frequent delestage, the wine is aged for 24 months in Slovenian and French oak barrels of 60 - 160 HL followed by another 12 months of aging in the bottle. On the nose, Camigliano Brunello di Montalcino opens with spicy notes of chili and pepper with undertones of strawberry and raspberry. The full-bodied palate offers velvety tannins with additional nuance of fresh flower, blackcurrant and earthy minerals. Subtle notes of salty undertone lingers through the long finish. Pair it with red meat, game, mushrooms or truffles. Also excellent with cheeses such as aged tomes, Parmesan, Tuscan pecorino.
"Almost salty in taste, featuring licorice, kirsch, raspberry and tobacco aromas and flavors. Supple in texture, with a light grain to the underlying tannins. Shows fine length, revealing echoes of cherry on the finish. Best from 2017 through 2030." - Wine Spectator
“This is very spicy with chilies and peppers before turning to berries and strawberries. Full body, velvety tannins and flavors as well as lightly salty undertones. Drink or hold.” - James Suckling
“From one of the most time-tested estates in Montalcino, the 2010 Brunello di Montalcino opens to a beautiful appearance that is dark ruby and saturated, but not exaggeratedly extracted. In fact, the 2010 vintage is noticeably more elegant and feminine compared to past vintages from Camigliano that produces wine that often taste jammy and overripe. In fact, the mouthfeel doesn't even offer the obvious fruit you might expect. Instead, it shows a tight weave of spice, rosemary oil and blackcurrant. This wine is all about small details and needs a few more years to complete its evolution.” - Wine Advocate
“Camigliano 2010 Brunello di Montalcino races across the palate with gorgeous depth and intensity. The style is super-ripe, racy and fruit-forward as this decidedly opulent Brunello shows off its distinctive personality. Hints of spice, cherry pit and crushed flowers add nuance on the resonant finish, but the 2010 is first and foremost a wine to enjoy for its unapologetically sumptuous expression of Sangiovese.” - Vinous Media
"As the 2010 Camigliano Brunello di Montalcino begins to unwind in the glass it releases pretty aromas of red berries and plum which are mixed together with spices, earthy minerals and freshly cut floral. This full-bodied Brunello is well structured and possesses a lovely round, velvety texture that leads up to the long spice-tinged finish. Overall, this is an excellent effort, but it will need just a bit more time to flesh out. Best 2017-2028" - International Wine Report
Product of Italy
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%