Podere La Cappella Bruno Toscana 2008


A rare beast, indeed; an IGT, only 400 bottles were made with many already sold. This was a true one-off as it has never been made again. Why? It was a tribute to Bruno Rossini, the founder of the estate. The label is by Antonio Manzi, a famous Italian artist, and the wine is 100% Merlot, from their oldest vineyard. For those seeking a Masseto equivalent, you need to take a look at this. Or simply if you like a cracking wine. The immediate impression is of a wine that is still so young. It is bright and fresh, with depth, spices, coffee grinds and blueberry notes. Bold cherries and truffles, there is real energy here, with a supple texture and immaculate balance. Fine but abundant tannins, the wine has serious length. Stunning, this is a great Merlot, with an incredibly promising future.