Brunello of the highest class. The history of Lisini dates back to the Medicis; this is one of Montalcino’s oldest estates and a founding member of the Consorzio del vino Brunello di Montalcino. Lisini is one of the most traditional and respected producers in the region.
One of the few producers in Sant’Angelo in Colle, in the southwest of Montalcino. Woodland and wild scrubs surround the 20 hectares under vine here; it’s a rural haven of the region’s finest terroir. Altitude and soil play a leading role in the personality of Lisini’s wines. Eocene sand, clay and iron-rich soils, paired with altitudes of 300 to 400 metres, yield wines of rare expression. Winemaker Filippo Paoletti does not fall prey to modern trends or intervention in the cantina; he chooses to showcase the naked perfection of his vineyards. Opting to use traditional long fermentations and botti grande, he produces classic.
Lisini’s Riserva is among the region’s greatest. From a manual selection of their best sites, vinification starts as it does for the Brunello. Then, judged on tasting, a selection is made from tanks with the most energy in typicity. Ageing for 48 months in smaller botti allows the wine to evolve, refining its power and polishing its complexity. Drink 2022-2042.