Giuseppe Gorelli Rosso di Montalcino 2018
With a training at the Agricultural Technical Institute and a degree in Oenology in Siena, Giuseppe has been the technical consultant of the Consorzio di Brunello di Montalcino for years, as well as oenologist of many wineries in the surrounding area, all while managing the family wineries “Due Portine” first and then “Le Potazzine”.
After these experiences he continued and still continues his work as a consultant for many wineries in Montalcino and the surrounding area.
But the desire to make wine flowed in his veins, his own wine, and not only that of others. And when it began to pulsate stronger than his own heart, he decided to rent some vineyards in the north-west area of the hill most suited to Sangiovese and thus gave life and form to his passion.
It is 2017 and at 350 meters above sea level, when Giuseppe Gorelli begins to grow his vines, 4 hectares of spurred cordon, 20 to 40 years old.
That’s why he was “out of the race” at Benvenuto Brunello. We will have to wait until 2021 to taste his first vintage of Brunello di Montalcino, as prescribed by appellations’ rules.
His Rosso di Montalcino 2018 must suffice then, and I must say it does have the guise of a Brunello already; in my opinion it would trick many at a blind tasting.
The olfactory impact carries an incredible finesse and elegance of fragrances that already have a touch of austerity. And if the sense of smell could somehow take on the features of touch, I would say that the bouquet has the consistency of velvet, and then twirling the glass some more, the smooth caress of silk.
As young as it is, I already smell notes of incense and orange peel and autumn damp undergrowth. Combined in a clear-cut and sharp bouquet that makes every sensation more and more pleasant.