• Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2015

      Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2015

      This Brunello 2015 seduces all senses with harmony and open personality. Deep ruby garnet, strong, extract sweet and expansive in the bouquet with ripe cherry fruit and fine rosemary notes. Wide on the palate, long finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Caparzo is one of two properties in Montalcino owned by the beautiful and charming Elisabetta Gnudi Angelini. This wine, the Caparzo 2015 Brunello di Montalcino is a very classic interpretation that delivers the goods without any distracting bells or whistles. The wine opens to red and purple fruit aromas with background tones of dried herb, potting soil, cedar wood and light spice. Fruit comes from a site with heavier clay soils, and you get hints of that extra density and richness here. This vintage offers all you need in a model Brunello from a very beautiful and generous vintage. I always admire the wines of Caparzo for their accessible and immediate drinking style." Robert Parker

      "Plum and ripe-berry with cedar and fresh-mushroom aromas and flavors. Full body, round and juicy tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Hints of chocolate. Shows intensity and focus." James Suckling

      • Robert Parker:93 points
      • James Suckling:95 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 24 months Allier barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 32,55 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,48 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,95 g/l
      • Sulfite: 95 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,42
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2033+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2015

      Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2015

      The fragrance is dominated by black cherry and ripe berries, plums and cocoa. The palate is dominated by fruitiness, accompanied by polished tannins and spicy aftertaste. This elegant and medium-weight Brunello is already a pleasure at a young age! SUPERIORE.DE

      "Shining ruby. Emphasizes spicy nose, after red pepper and leather, in the reverberation sealing wax, then again liquorice, also peach. Salty on the palate with handy tannin, grips, powerful, spicy drink, lingers on for a long time, good future." Falstaff

      "The Camigliano 2015 Brunello di Montalcino sees fruit from a 50-hectare vineyard planted 300 to 350 meters above sea level. The soils show lots of variation with clay, sand, rock and marine fossils. The wine's bouquet reveals classic Brunello characteristics of wild berry, forest floor, pressed rose petal, crushed stone and spice. You also get those typical balsam and herbal tones that are so specific to Montalcino. In fact, I argue that they come across with even more intensity in a beautifully balanced and sunny vintage such as 2015. This wine ages in 60-hectoliter botti for 24 months, making for a firm yet surprisingly streamlined mouthfeel." Robert Parker

      "A bright and elegant Brunello that suggests sliced oranges, tulips and rose petals. Medium-to full-bodied and finely structured, drawing on silky layers of tannins and a vibrant edge of acidity." James Suckling

      • Robert Parker:94 points
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Falstaff:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 24 months oak barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 28,90 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,90 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,50 g/l
      • Sulfite: 80 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,56
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2035+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2013

      Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2013

      A deep ruby red with radiant reflexes. Bouquet of spices, herbs and ripe fruits. Round body with silky tannin. Once again one of the best in its price range - charming and delicious until the long finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Rich, sparkling ruby garnet. The first notes are exuberantly spicy, with hints of cloves and cardamom, then fine raspberry, exciting. Also on the palate full of spices, opens with a grippy, fine-meshed tannin, builds up well, full pressure." Falstaff

      "Bright red. Pure and very flinty nuances complement aromas and flavors of strawberry-rhubarb and wild berries on the nose and palate. Dense and juicy and boasting a focused, penetrating mouthfeel, this finishes long and clean with a very strong note of licorice. Best classico Brunello from La Gerla in some time." Ian d’Agata (vinous.com)

      "The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino is elegant, balanced and bright. The pretty luminosity of the wine's appearance helps to underline this positive impression. The bouquet is nuanced and layered with dried fruit aromas that segue to spice, tar and balsam herb. You get sassy aromas of licorice, tar and cola on the close." Robert Parker

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :93 points
      • Robert Parker:94 points
      • Falstaff:93 points
      • Vinous:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 36 months Wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2033
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2015 (BIO)

      Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2015 (BIO)

      Bright red with ruby red reflections. Aroma of rose petals, small red berries, some mint. On the palate clear, beautiful and complex primary fruit, the tannins smooth and elegant. A medium-weight, but therefore not at all less attractive Brunello with a freshness and overall balance that makes it a remarkable, independent part of the favourites in the excellent year 2015! SUPERIORE.DE

      "Sparkling, intense ruby grenade. Opened in the nose with notes of cranberries and goji berries, some saffron, juicy cherry. Hearty, gripping tannin on the palate, gripping, shows emphatically earthy notes, still looks very young." Falstaff

      "Tasted blind. Lustrous mid ruby. Quite closed and a little savoury on the nose. Supple and gentle fruit on the palate and still a little shy. Finely sculpted tannins on the finish." Jancis Robinson

      "The Col d'Orcia 2015 Brunello di Montalcino (made with organic fruit) has a very distinctive aromatic profile with subtle hints of rusty iron and moist potting soil. However, this wine also shows an impressive evolution in the glass with those earthy and sanguine notes lifting to reveal sweet oak tones of vanilla and baking spice that remain pronounced in a second underlayer. To me, Col d'Orcia's wines are almost always characterized by a medicinal or balsamic element, and the primary fruit is downplayed as a result. This vintage puts on a good show with wild berry, blackcurrant and dried blackberry. That said, this wine is more ethereal and spicy than it is fruity per se." Robert Parker

      "This combines the best characteristics of Sangiovese, with cherry and strawberry fruit, earth, leather and iron notes and balsamic elements of wild thyme, rosemary and Mediterranean scrub. Shows a bit of heat on the finish, yet remains fresh and long. Best from 2023 through 2042." Wine Spectator

      • Robert Parker:93 points
      • Wine Spectator :94 points
      • Falstaff:92 points
      • Jancis Robinson:17 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: 36 months oak barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2036+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
      • Eco-Control No.: IT-BIO-004
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    • Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2014

      Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2014

      Rose petals, mint, cinnamon, sweet dark cherries and smoke melt into its intense bouquet. The taste is just as rich in nuances, medium-weight body, emphasizes long, much strength and energy. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Palish ruby. Tangy, supple fruit with chewy tannins. Succulent, sweet raspberry and cherry on the finish. Very flattering and appetising." Jancis Robinson

      "A riper style with plenty of dried red cherries and plums, as well as woody spice notes. The palate is quite fleshy with an open-knit thread of blue plums and darker cherries." James Suckling

      "Aromas of underbrush, truffle, dark-skinned berry and tobacco lead the nose of this elegantly structured red. The taut, vibrant palate offers Marasca cherry, cranberry, orange zest and licorice framed by racy acidity and fine-grained tannins." Wine Enthusiast

      "The style of the vintage is more approachable and less extractive, dominated by aromas of rose, blood orange and a touch of sour cherry, with deeper notes of black pepper and liquorice root expressed on the leaner, chalky palate." Decanter

      "Good full bright red. Red plum, apple, and tobacco aromas are delightfully complemented in the mouth by alkaline and mineral nuances. Saliva-inducing salinity adds to the appeal of a lusciously persistent finish featuring repeating red fruit and herbal nuances." Vinous

      "This is smooth and caressing, wrapped around cherry, plum, loam, tobacco and cumin flavors. Hefty tannins line the finish, but all the elements are in the right proportion. Features a fine, complex finish." Wine Spectator

      "Il Poggione has one of the appellation's most enviable track records for quality and cellar longevity. The 2014 Brunello di Montalcino is a different beast. This wine prizes elegance, finesse and a compact mouthfeel. I would suggest a slightly shorter drinking window of approximately ten years. No matter how you cut it, the wine is absolutely beautiful and indeed ranks high on a list of favorite wines from the vintage. The bouquet is chiseled and tight with wild blueberry, plum, red rose and a touch of cherry confit. No doubt the mouthfeel is thinner in this vintage, but the wine has plenty more going on to keep your attention. I'm liking it. I went back to the bottle a few days after it had been opened and the wine was still going strong." Robert Parker

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :92 points
      • Robert Parker:94 points
      • Vinous:92 points
      • Wine Spectator :92 points
      • James Suckling:91 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:91 points
      • Decanter :91 points
      • Jancis Robinson:17 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 30 months large wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 32,25 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,95 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,05 g/l
      • Sulfite: 86 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,45
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2035
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • Brunello di Montalcino "Pelagrilli" DOCG 2013

      Brunello di Montalcino “Pelagrilli” DOCG 2013

      Aromas of dark cherry, plum, smoke and spices, lush, rich and structured on the palate: every year Pelagrilli shows its remarkable personality. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Bright, rich ruby red. Very rich and spicy nose, present wood spice with ripe berries. After some air also slightly after burnt rubber, multi-layered. Hearty with a lot of ripe fruit and sweet, polished wood tannin, opens velvety on the palate and ends harmoniously and long." Falstaff

      "Siro Pacenti's 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Pelagrilli offers a terrific package of intensity, freshness, firmness and complexity. It delivers generously on all fronts. The bouquet peels back to reveal wild cherry, rose hip, dried herb and toasted almond. The fruit tastes less ripe here (compared to wines from the southern parts of the appellation), and you do feel that acidic pinch on the close. This wine should flesh out and grow in volume with a few more years of bottle aging." Robert Parker

      "A seriously floral Brunello that combines rose petals and raspberry essence with more intense dried strawberries, chocolate shavings, herbs and cedar. The palate doesn't hold back but is still extremely well balanced and refined with tight, grainy tannins and a long, succulent finish." James Suckling

      "Concentrated and quite deep ruby! A nose packed with cherry. Generous mouthful of fruit and richly tannic too. Rustic, long and direct." Jancis Robinson

      "Underbrush, menthol, star anise and plum aromas mingle with a whiff of exotic spice. The aromas carry over to the austere, firmly structured palate along with espresso, toasted oak, sour cherry and licorice. It's still tight and primary, with firm acidity and youthfully bracing close-grained tannins that grip the finish." Wine Enthusiast

      "Bright red. Spicy dark berries, flint and brown spices on the aromatic nose. Supple and broad but youthfully reticent; intriguing suggestions of spice and orange peel complement the flinty red cherry and dark berry flavors. Finishes with substantial but polished tannins. This really needs some time to expand in the bottle." Ian d’Agata (vinous.com)

      "The rich plum, cherry, leather and graphite aromas and flavors are matched by dense, mouthcoating tannins in this intense red. Balanced and long, with hints of menthol and earth. If you like beefy reds, this is for you." Wine Spectator

      • Robert Parker:92 points
      • Wine Spectator :92 points
      • James Suckling:96 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:91 points
      • Falstaff:93 points
      • Jancis Robinson:16 points
      • Vinous:91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 24 months barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 32,20 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,40 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,50
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2035+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • Brunello di Montalcino "Poggio alle Mura" DOCG 2011

      Brunello di Montalcino “Poggio alle Mura” DOCG 2011

      Striking Brunello, smelling of fresh roses, sweet red berries, tobacco and mint. Flawless on the palate, pure, sensual, silky, generous. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Aromas of spearmint, plum, currant and berry. Full body, firm tannins and a walnut, berry and shaved-chocolate finish. Fresh mushroom and meat." James Suckling

      "This wine is on an impressive upward swing in recent years. The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino Poggio alle Mura is a dense, full and generous Brunello. It presents classic aromas of blackberry, dried cherry, pressed rose, cola, tobacco and grilled herb. In fact, it really doesn't leave anything out. The vintage heat has been well-managed thanks to careful fruit selection and custom farming studied for this special vineyard plot. Castello Banfi rarely gets anything wrong. If you are looking for a popular Brunello that delivers the goods in this vintage, this wine makes a great choice." Robert Parker

      • Bibenda:
      • Vitae:
      • Veronelli :91 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Robert Parker:92 points
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 24 months 90/10 barrique/Wood barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 33,20 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,00 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,90 g/l
      • Sulfite: 20 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,53
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2038
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2013

      Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2013

      Brunello di Montalcino from San Felice in dense garnet red with a fragrant bouquet of black fruits, espresso, grilled meat and Asian spicy aromas. Viscous and concentrated on the palate, yet surprisingly accessible in taste for such a young, powerful Brunello. Exceptionally good! SUPERIORE.DE

      "Earthy aromas suggesting leafy underbrush, porcini mushroom, pressed violet and charcuterie lead the nose. The full-bodied palate delivers dried Morello cherry, prune, star anise, leather and game alongside taut fine-grained tannins." Wine Enthusiast

      "Good full ruby-red. Ripe red cherry, leather, faded flowers, sandalwood and menthol on the nose. Nicely sweet and smooth on the palate, offering supple, ripe red berry flavors complicated by mocha and coffee. Not especially complex, but creamy, showing the suave side of Sangiovese from the warmer reaches of the Montalcino southwestern subzones of Sant’Angelo Scalo and Sant’Angelo in Colle. This strapping, large-framed Brunello finishes with polished tannins and persistent sweetness." Ian d’Agata (vinous.com)

      "A fruity style, boasting plum, cherry and spice aromas and flavors. Well-rounded tannins provide support and accents of iron and tobacco chime in on the long finish. Shows fine overall harmony." Wine Spectator

      "Made in a traditional manner with three years of aging in large Slavonian oak casks, the 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Campogiovanni is a beautifully polished and delicate wine. This vintage is also very accessible, meaning you also will be able to enjoy it in the near and medium-term. Its appearance is dark and velvety, and the bouquet opens to bold aromas of cherry and black currant. This wine also had a firmer sense of structure and texture compared to many of its peers from the vintage. This wine gives you an authentic taste of Tuscany." Robert Parker

      "Dark berry and bark aromas with hints of dark chocolate. Full body, soft and silky with juicy fruit and a savory finish. I love the mouthfeel and length of this wine." James Suckling

      • Robert Parker:93 points
      • Wine Spectator :93 points
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:92 points
      • Vinous:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 36 months wooden barrel and stainless steel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Acid: 5,70 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,00 g/l
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2033
      • Food Recommendations: grilled meat, pecorino
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • Brunello di Montalcino "Pelagrilli" DOCG 2014

      Brunello di Montalcino “Pelagrilli” DOCG 2014

      With aromas of dark cherry, plum, smoke and spices, lush, rich and structured on the palate, the 2014 vintage, produced only in small quantities, shows its remarkable personality. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Notes of cherries, macchia, also pepper and leather notes; stately construction with robust tannins, the finish harmonious, full of juice and strength and great length. Also in 2014 an excellently manufactured and extremely complex Annata by Giancarlo Pacenti." Vinum

      "Bright, rich ruby garnet. Clear and catchy nose, smells intensely of ripe plums and dark cherries, some macchia herbs in the background. On the palate it shows a lot of juicy, ripe fruit, blackberries and raspberries, appealing density, unfolds with fine-meshed tannin, firm pressure in the final". Falstaff

      "This red shows complexity and depth to the plum, cherry, almond, graphite and tobacco flavors. Offers good grip and fine balance overall. Firms up on the finish, but lingers nicely." Wine Spectator

      "The 2014 Brunello di Montalcino Pelagrilli is a mid-weight effort with a bouquet that spans a wide breadth with dark fruit notes followed by spice, tobacco and camphor ash. Those aromas are layered and pleasantly complex. The house style always prizes precision, fruit ripeness and well-managed tannins. All of those qualities apply here." Robert Parker

      "Underbrush, camphor, tobacco and oak aromas mingle with wild berry. On the linear full-bodied palate, fine-grained polished tannins and bright acidity support Marasca cherry, raspberry, baking spice and espresso." Wine Enthusiast

      "Vivid ruby-red. Clean fresh notes of redcurrant, balsamic oils, flint and violet on the nose and in the mouth. Vibrant and juicy, with a very lithe mouthfeel, excellent clarity and cut and a long finish." Vinous

      "Very pretty black-cherry and fresh-mushroom character on the nose. Medium-bodied with integrated, polished and chewy tannins. Flavorful finish." James Suckling

      • Robert Parker:91+ points
      • Vinous:92 points
      • Wine Spectator :91 points
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:92 points
      • Vinum:18 points
      • Falstaff:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 24 months barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 31,85 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,55 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,15 g/l
      • Sulfite: 78 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,50
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2033
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2013

      Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2013

      Beautifully balanced and classically spicy fragrance. The typical blackberry and sour cherry aromas are also found in the taste. Juicy and rich in extract, full and enveloping, with velvety tannins and plenty of stamina in the finale. SUPERIORE.DE

      "This has pure, dark cherry flavours with intense notes of mineral, heather and anise adding depth. The tannins are fine and powdery, while lively acidity carries the finish. This is an absolute pleasure to drink." Decanter

      "Good full red. Smoky aromas of flinty red cherry, violet and licorice. Juicy and gripping in the mouth; piercing but balanced acidity nicely lifts and extends the flinty red fruit flavors on the rising, clean aftertaste. Developed a hint of gaminess with aeration which was not much to my liking, and so I lowered my score slightly." Ian d’Agata (vinous.com)

      "Aromas of tar, dried cherry and lemon skin. Full body, with tangy acidity and firm tannins. Tight but beautiful. Give it a year or two to open." James Suckling

      • Veronelli :90 points
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Decanter :91 points
      • Vinous:91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 28,59 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,23 g/l
      • Sulfite: 89 mg/l
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2032+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2015

      Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2015

      Traditionally matured, impressive its strong ruby red colour, the fruity fragrance with spicy and balsamic notes and its gentle taste, which increases furiously. The high class tannin framework rests between the soft components, so that this Brunello shows elegance and strength at the same time, without appearing too modern. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Dark glowing ruby with garnet. Deep nose of very ripe cherries, cedar wood and tobacco, graphite. On the palate polished and juicy, shows robust tannin, slightly salty, spans a beautiful arch." Falstaff

      "There's a beautiful interplay between bright, primary florals, such as rose petals and tulips and dust, hay bale and dried raspberries. The palate suggests a ripe, powerful persona with chewy, juicy tannins and a fine line of pretty acidity. Best ever." James Suckling

      • James Suckling:95 points
      • Falstaff:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 28 months 50/50 barrique / large oak barrel
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 15,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 30,26 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,29 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 3,00 g/l
      • Sulfite: 89 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,20
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2032+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG 2010

      Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG 2010

      Val di Sugas Riserva from the top vintage 2010 is characterized by a fresh, clean, fruity nose, a dense, balanced body, soft tannins, a juicy acidity, an elegant finish and, last but not least, an excellent price/performance ratio. SUPERIORE.DE

      "A balanced and refined Brunello with dried cherry and strawberry, lemon undertones too. Full body, silky tannins and a fresh clean finish. Drink or hold." James Suckling

      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 36 months Tonneau/Barrique
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2030+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    Things to know about
    Brunello
     
    Brunello

    The famous little town of Montalcino, with its impressive Fortezza (fortress), is enthroned on the highest hill of the area and is inseparably linked to the Brunello red wine, thanks to which it is probably also responsible for today's prosperity. Brunello di Montalcino is one of the most legendary success stories in Italian viticulture. If not worldwide.

    Located in the south of Tuscany near Siena, all the advantages that Tuscany has to offer are combined: Seclusion, magnificent views, the famous cypress avenues, good food, holiday apartments in wineries and renovated ancient stone houses, as well as one of the most famous wines in the world, the Brunello di Montalcino. As old as the Etruscans may be and as competitive as Montalcino has been for centuries, Brunello itself is actually a fairly recent success story. Until around 1980, there was very little viticulture in the region, but rather arable land, white grapes like the Moscadello di Montalcino, which has almost disappeared today, and impenetrable undergrowth.

    Only 63,583 bottles of Brunello di Montalcino were produced in 1980.

    Today there are about 10 million bottles a year. At that time, 700 hectares of agricultural land were converted into 24,000 hectares, 3,500 of which are reserved for viticulture. The number of producers multiplied, among them many investors, also from abroad, who for one hectare, which allows Brunello cultivation, already once more than half a million euros.
    In 1966 Brunello di Montalcino became the DOC, in 1980 the first DOCG in Italy, both at the same time as the "little brother" Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, who for decades had been the much more famous wine. It was not until the mid-1980s that the real boom began. Thanks to a very early foundation of a Consortium (1967), which already then laid down very strict guidelines for production and quality control, as well as the early DOCG designation in 1980, the quality could be maintained despite the enormous expansion. Still today, probably as the only Consorzium of wine producers in Italy, all of the more than 200 producers are members. This made a unique branding and awareness possible.

    Not everything is Brunello.

    Only 2,100 hectares are dedicated to Brunello, another 510 hectares are vineyards for Rosso di Montalcino and almost 1,000 hectares are planted with other grape varieties, half of which are Sant'Antimo DOC, named after the abbey that has been in existence since the first millennium AD. Chr. here. In Montalcino, it is said, the climate is more even, the summers are warmer and drier, and Monte Amiata, at an altitude of 1,700 metres, is able to withstand adversities such as summer thunderstorms and hail. The soils are loamy to sandy, but often calcareous and interspersed with many stones. This is why concentrated, long-lasting wines can develop here.

    It began with Biondi-Santi. Almost.

    Although there are records from the 14th century in which Brunello was mentioned, it was not until the middle of the 19th century that Clemente Santi (1795-1865) selected the first, rather compact Sangiovese clones in his vineyard Il Greppo, which were later to become Brunello. His grandson Ferruccio (1848-1916), son of Caterina Santi and Jacopo Biondi, succeeded in planting the high-quality selection further and presented the first red wine called Brunello in 1888, after several years of storage in large oak barrels. Since this wine was produced only four times until the end of the Second World War - in 1888, 1891, 1925 and 1945 - it achieved a kind of cult status and almost astronomical prices. The fact is that these Sangiovese clones are still used in Montalcino today.

    Brunello di Montalcino is subject to strict production guidelines, which are monitored by the "Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino". Each bottle carries a band with a number that allows the wine to be traced back to the producer. The yield is regulated, as are the grape varieties that can be used for Brunello, Rosso, Sant'Antimo and Moscadello di Montalcino.

    For Brunello di Montalcino this is 100% Sangiovese. Even today, the majority of the clones can be traced back to the selection of Biondi-Santi. In recent decades, clone selection has also been carried out at Castello Banfi under scientific direction. The Sangiovese grape is also called Brunello grape. Experts call it Sangiovese Grosso because it is a clone with slightly larger berries than, for example, in Chianti.

    In Rosso di Montalcino 100% Sangiovese is also mandatory, but the yield may be slightly higher and the wine may be marketed earlier. Rosso Sant'Antimo also allows other grape varieties, but the main variety must always dominate at least 70%. Other red wines, mostly cuvées, are labelled as Rosso Toscana IGT.

    Incredible variety and style.

    As in almost all famous wine regions, Montalcino also discusses stylistics - the "true" Brunello. Traditionalists, who prefer a slightly slimmer, more acidic style and who mainly use large (approx. 3,500-5,000 l) barrels of Slavonian oak, are opposed to the "modernists", who work with barriques (225 l) and tonneaux (500 l) from France. As always, it is a matter of taste. But when a Casanova di Neri receives 100 points at the Winespectator, many a "traditionalist" also thinks about it.

    At SUPERIORE.DE you will find a huge selection of the best Brunello producers of all styles. More than 20 wineries and more than 200 wines from Montalcino are stored for you all year round under air-conditioned conditions. From Rosso di Montalcino to Brunello, from special site selections to the rare Riserva, of which there are often very few bottles in top vintages. And of course also in magnums, double magnums or in the 6-bottle wooden box. Choose what you like best, because that is much more important than a name on the label or a dot more or less. To make it easier for you to find your way around, we have added the ratings of the Italian and international tasters to the detailed wine description.  SUPERIORE.DE