Mastrojanni is a rather old estate by Brunello standards. In 1975 Gabriele Mastrojanni bought two farms in the Brunello di Montalcino area and decided to plant vines there. At that time, the Brunello boom was not yet in sight and there were not too many wineries there. So Mastrojanni is actually a pioneer.
The winery is about 10 km south of the village of Montalcino, in the warmer area of Brunello. There is also little rain here, so the vines have to root very deeply to avoid drought stress. The old vines at Mastrojanni are therefore worth their weight in gold. At night, temperatures drop significantly, which contributes to the formation of aromas.
The wine production at Mastrojanni follows old traditions, such as fermentation in concrete tanks and long aging in large barrels, but is up to date in terms of knowledge. This is how great and storable wines are created here, which belong to the top of the wine-growing region.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate rates the current collection between 93/100 for the Brunello 2018 and 97/100 for the Brunello Vigna Schiena d'Asino 2016. It certainly doesn't get much better. Even the Rosso Toscana San Pio 2019 is still there with 92/100. Many Brunello di Montalcino from other wineries dream of this.