BRIO Toscana 2021, Castello Romitorio, Italy
Castello Romitorio make Brunello. But they also have vineyards on the gently sloping hills of Scansano, nearer the coast (20K), which expresses the freshness of Sangiovese. The combination of altitude, south-westerly exposure, and rich volcanic soils in Scansano create one of Italy's most unique microclimates. The wine is aged for several months in large oak casks and bottled approximately six months before release. It's as joyful to drink as the label.