Fifth-generation Beppe Rinaldi carries on the legendary style of G Rinaldi, known for traditional style wines full of structure, perfume, and aging potential. ‘Brunate - Le Coste’ is dark and robust, farmed organically and aged in old botti for 3.5 years. The 2005 vintage is drinking beautifully, with floral-tinged cherry notes and tar dominating the palate. Strong backbone and gritty tannins; delicious with hearty meat dishes.
This tartly tannic, headily fragrant, beguilingly complex king of Italian red grapes is brimming with bright fruit and earthy funk -- in versions ranging from explosive (Barolo) to ethereal (Valtellina).