93 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
93 Points - Vinous
93 Points - James Suckling
93 Points - Wine Spectator
90 Points - Wine Enthusiast
This is a new entry wine from the historic Camigliano estate. The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Paesaggio Inatteso offers a more robust style and more impactful aromatic intensity. The bouquet grabs you by the nose, so to speak. This seems to be a super charged version of the Brunello annata with a more luscious and enriched personality. I feel as if Paesaggio Inatteso ("unexpected scenery" in Italian) is crafted as a means of offering consumers a more approachable wine that can be consumed in the near term at their favorite restaurant. Only 6,600 bottles were produced.
-- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Bright red with an amber rim. Delicate, perfumed nose of sweet spices, violet and sour red cherries. Fresh and lively, with smooth tannins. The fine-grained, long finish features red berry and floral reminders. Aged two-and-a-half years in large 25-hL Slavonian oak barrels.
Complex aromas of dried flowers and walnuts follow through to a medium to full body, a solid core of fruit, ripe tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Drink or hold.
This is opulent, sporting cherry, raspberry, spice and tobacco flavors. Features a coarse weave of tannins, but the elements hang together nicely, picking up graphite and earth accents on the lingering aftertaste. Best from 2020 through 2035. 550 cases made.
Forest floor, leather, pressed violet and balsamic notes meld together in the glass. The palate is firm and linear, offering dried cherry, tart cranberry, crushed herb and licorice notes, set against youthfully assertive, fine-grained tannins. Drink 2019–2025.
Stainless steel tanks for 7-10 days (30°C), maceration in controlled temperature for 30 days with frequent delestage
30 months in wood, Slavonian and Feench oak barrels of 25 hl
"The exciting news from Camigliano is the introduction of a new wine. The beautiful 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Paesaggio Inatteso (reviewed here) celebrates the estate's 60th birthday. Camigliano was born in 1957 when proprietor Walter Ghezzi happened to drive by the property in his blue Giulietta Sprint. The businessman from Milan decided to embark on a lifelong dream of making wine. Today, the estate counts 60 hectares planted to Sangiovese." --Wine Advocate
Camigliano is one of the most historic estates in Montalcino. Acquired in 1957 by entrepreneur Walter Ghezzi, Camigliano was converted over time to the production of high quality wines, in particular of Brunello di Montalcino. The 1,300 acre estate is planted with over 220 acres of vineyards, 200 of which are Sangiovese vineyards. The new cellar is fully equipped with modern technology. Its exposure together with its ventilating system ensures a consistent, cool temperature and ideal humidity. Wine is kept in tubs with refrigerating bands with a total capacity of 4,000 hectoliters. There are also Slavonian oak barrels with a capacities of up to 150 hectoliters that give the right amount of oak influence while retaining the distinct character of this Montalcino microclimate.
The new and very elegant selection of Paesaggio Inatteso comes from Camigliano's 3.5ha vineyard "La Magia", which has mineral and calcareous soils. Due to the outstanding quality of the grapes in 2012, the winery decided to vinify everything separately. There were just 6,600 bottles of this year's debut. The resulting wine is filled with intense and very pleasant to licorice and dark berries on the palate. Full-bodied with brigh fruit, silky tannins and a fine mineral undertone in the long finish.
"Camigliano is the name of an estate and of a specific subzone of Montalcino (that is, if Montalcino had official subzones - but they do exist, just as they do in, for example, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Barolo). The Camigliano subzone is a rather warm one, strongly influenced by the proximity of the sea, and so the wines are some of Montalcino’s most saline and savory. In hot years they can lack verve and be high in alcohol; in cooler years they have the sweet flesh and bright fruit that many of the wines from Montalcino’s northern zones will lack. Owner Gualtiero Ghezzi has been living at the Camigliano estate, which is really a small ancient town, replete with houses, squares and alleys, since 1993. (The estate has been in the family since 1957, and the first vintage released in bottle was the 1967; it could have been the 1965, but they did not like the wine and decided against bottling it.) The viticulturist and winemaker is Sergio Cantini, who lives in Montalcino. (The estate has also worked with many star wine consultants in the past, such as Lorenzo Landi.) The estate farms 92 hectares under vine and makes 230,000 bottles a year. The news from Camigliano this year is that the estate has released a new Brunello di Montalcino called “Paesaggio Inatteso” (from the 2012 vintage), made from a vineyard planted in 2004 in the area of La Magia."
-- Ian D'Agata, Vinous Media
A perfect pairing with Beef, Lamb, Game (deer, venison), Poultry.