• Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2016

      Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2016

      Caparzo is one of two estates in Montalcino (the other is called Altesino, by the way) owned by the utterly charming Elisabetta Gnudi Angelini. Caparzo's 2016 Brunello di Montalcino is a very classic interpretation that delivers the perfect stuff without distracting frills. The wine opens with aromas of red and purple fruits, with dried herbs, potting soil, cedar and light spices showing in the background. The fruit comes from a site with heavier clay soils, one gets a good impression of this additional density and richness here. The 2016 vintage, which is simply perfect in terms of climate, offers everything you look for in an exemplary and generous Brunello. This is pure pleasure, the style of the wines simply makes you want more ... SUPERIORE.DE

      "Expressive yet finely contoured with very clear notes of cherry, red plums as well as lovely floral hints and a fine marzipan note. Polished on the palate with fine tannin, sweet berries and lovely varietal expression. Excellent wine value available for under €30." Weinwisser

      "Dark ruby red. In the nose slightly flowery, after violets, then citrus accentuated on oranges and lemons, but develops in the glass and opens up after some time on red berry nuances paired with noble spice. Shows fine polish on the palate, elegant cranberry fruit, has many layers and great pressure, seems very balanced, gripping tannin in the finish." Falstaff

      "Prior to acquiring the Altesino estate, Elisabetta Gnudi Angelini purchased Caparzo in 1998. The property includes 28 hectares designated for Brunello and this estate bottling amalgamates vineyards from four distinct areas with different exposures and soils. The 2016 is charming with a delicate lightness and lively brightness. Violet, rosemary and liquorice aromas lead to cool mint and brambly notes on the palate. Easy flowing and seamless with smooth tannins and a dusty cherry finish." Decanter

      "The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino shows mineral-laced black cherries with earth tones and hints of tanned leather. It's soft in texture with a polished display of ripe berries and savory spice, as zesty acids create a juicy expression while slow-mounting tannins collect upon the senses. This turns dry and structured toward the finale, yet with the balance for a long and steady evolution in the cellar. This is really very nice." Vinous

      "Plum, ripe-berry and floral aromas with hints of sandalwood and fresh mushrooms. It's full-bodied with firm, ripe tannins and a fresh, crushed-stone finish. A little timid now." James Suckling

      "Ripe, sweet cherry and raspberry fruit are accented by floral, mineral and wild herbs in this alluring red. A backbone of dense, dusty tannins provides support, and the ripe fruit returns on the savory finish. Excellent length." Wine Spectator

      • Vinous:93 points
      • Wine Spectator :96 points
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Decanter :93 points
      • Weinwisser:18 points
      • Falstaff:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 24 months allier barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 31,95 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,55 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,98 g/l
      • Sulfite: 88 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,41
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2036+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2016 (BIO)

      Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2016 (BIO)

      The 2016 edition of Col d'Orcia's Brunello di Montalcino is visually stunning with its brilliant ruby colour in the glass and beguiles the nose with a cornucopia of crushed black cherries with hints of brown spices and sage - finessed by notes of white smoke, cedar and dried roses. On the palate, it is seductive and supple; sweet red fruits are contrasted by fresh and lively acidity and zesty spice, and its finely woven tannins slowly rise towards the finish. The finish is long, structured and very well balanced with an echo of tart wild berries, a hint of red liquorice and pretty flowers. It is already a beautiful wine, but the patient connoisseur will give it a few more years in the cellar. SUPERIORE.DE

      "This Brunello regularly belongs to the Best Buys. The bouquet is delicate with red and blue fruits, behind which spicy notes reminiscent of cinnamon and cardamom emerge. In the mouth fuller, denser than the nose would lead one to expect, round and polished, a modern Brunello without rough edges." Weinwisser

      "Nobly shining ruby red. In the nose of fresh raspberries and fresh cherries, then lightly of mint and sage, paired with noble spice reverberation. Juicy and clear on the palate, opens on fresh fruit with supportive tannin, lively and polished, still young, drinks very well." Falstaff

      "A very polished, refined red with berry and flower aromas, as well as hints of citrus and rose petals. Medium to full body, fine tannins and a juicy finish. Lovely polish. Give it a year or two to come around, but already very pretty." James Suckling

      "This shows dark fruit and spice, while there's an extra layer of leather or cigar ash at the back. This wine is made with organic fruit. It displays a mid-weight mouthfeel with tight tannins and lively acidity, the kind that will cut through your favorite steak dinner." Robert Parker

      "Underbrush, wild-berry, pipe-tobacco and violet aromas lead the nose. On the full-bodied palate, taut tannins support black cherry, licorice and ground clove." Wine Enthusiast

      "This starts off as its usual youthfully reductive self, but with plenty of air it displays appealing perfumes of iris, violet and plum. Midweight and elegant, it seems to defy the generous warmth of the estate's southwestern site. Nevertheless, layers of dark fruit wrap around the tight, flinty core while dry, powdery tannins give ample support. The finish lingers with spice and garrigue. I suspect this will age slowly and handsomely." Decanter

      "An earthy, meaty version, sporting black cherry, plum, raw beef, iron and bouillon aromas and flavors. The fruit element intensifies on the palate, playing out on a long finish that is balanced and fresh, showing dusty tannins." Wine Spectator

      "Dusty earth gives way to dried roses, incense, hints of cedar, sage, currants and black cherries in a display that makes the 2016 Col d'Orcia Brunello di Montalcino a very special experience. It's nuanced and perfumed from start to finish, boasting silky textures contrasted by tart berries and minerals, but with sweet tannins that frame the expression perfectly. Its inner sweetness is balanced by bright acids, creating an almost-juicy sensation, right up until the moment you realize that your palate is aching with youthful tension. There's so much going on and much more to come, making me wonder what the Poggio al Vento might offer in the 2016 vintage. For now, that doesn't even matter, because the 2015 Col d'Orcia impresses on nearly every level." Vinous

      • Robert Parker:93 points
      • Vinous:95 points
      • Wine Spectator :94 points
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:93 points
      • Decanter :93 points
      • Weinwisser:17,5 points
      • Falstaff:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: 36 months oak barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 30,55 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,58 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,25 g/l
      • Sulfite: 87 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,49
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2037+
      • Eco-Control-No.: IT-BIO-004
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2016

      Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2016

      Camigliano's Brunello di Montalcino 2016 shows impressive balance and integrity. It contrasts the delicate sweetness of the fruit beautifully with the ethereal and liquorice aromas that just automatically come with Sangiovese when grown on the south side of the spectacular Montalcino appellation. On the palate, it convinces with its balanced intensity and perfectly integrated tannins. In the harmonious, soft finish, playful notes of warm cherry sweetness surprise the palate, representing the footprint of the Camigliano wine identity, complemented by a fine mineral vein. This is a highly respectable wine from Camigliano from a wonderful vintage in which the winery can fully play to nature's strengths. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Bright ruby red with a sparkling core. In the nose of fresh raspberry, wild strawberries, a hint of orange blossom, in the reverberation of strawberry jam. Slightly salty on the palate, stretches out elegantly, with good drinking flow, slightly malty in the finish." Falstaff

      "Licorice, eucalyptus, moist underbrush and crushed mint aromas take center stage along with whiffs of toasted walnut. The licorice note follows through to the solid palate along with dried cherry, roasted mushroom and coffee bean before finishing on a saline note." Wine Enthusiast

      "Black currant, raspberry and boysenberry flavors are shaded by woodsy, wild herb, menthol and graphite notes in this distinctive red. Expressive, if not the harmony of its peers, shows some fierce tannins flexing their muscles on the chewy, astringent finish." Wine Spectator

      "The Camigliano 2016 Brunello di Montalcino offers a more robust bouquet compared to its peers, with its dark and saturated fruit. One thing Camigliano has going for it is that it always delivers the characteristics of its environment. In this case, the vines are located in a warm, sun-drenched corner of Tuscany, and the warm ripeness of the fruit is a testament of place. You also get aromas of scorched earth, grilled porcino mushroom and a touch of burnt rubber or summer asphalt." Robert Parker

      • Robert Parker:93 points
      • Wine Spectator :92 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:91 points
      • Falstaff:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 24 months oak barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 29,74 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,85 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,65 g/l
      • Sulfite: 78 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,52
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2036+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2016

      Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2016

      Beautiful and very balanced red from the three main historic areas of Montalcino, which bring different geo-climatic characteristics due to their different slopes and altitudes - providing a unique balance between freshness and structure, body and elegance.

      Ruby red with garnet reflections, opens immediately with a rich, complex nose. Initially dark cherry, chinotto orange and violet. Then it opens to broader, more complex notes of blueberry, vanilla, tobacco, cinnamon and chocolate with a subtle menthol finish. This juicy 2016 Brunello di Montalcino offers plenty of energy and brightness, transmitted through the cherry fruit and wild berry flavours at its core. The primary fruit is surrounded by spice, grilled herbs and floral earth. The natural complexity, purity and depth of the Sangiovese grape comes through particularly well in this dream vintage and especially in this Brunello. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Bright, noble ruby red with a radiant core. Open and inviting nose, slightly fleshy, with nuances of ripe sour cherries, pepper and raspberries, reverberating with rose hips. Shows very polished and balanced on the palate, with tight tannin, opens up great during the course, slightly salty finish." Falstaff

      "Bricky ruby. Senescent fruit sweetness, lovely ripe cherry and undergrowth. Some apparent oak sweetness on the palate too but even so there is a delicacy here, perhaps because the tannins are so fine and relatively light. Elegant, dry, delicate, long, even juicy." Jancis Robinson

      "There's something savory and slightly rustic about the 2016 Brunello di Montalcino that I find quite attractive. Baked black cherries, balsamic spice and hints of animal musk form up to create a beguiling display. The textures are silky-smooth, with cooling acids and salty minerals lifting the expression while giving way to tart red fruits. Tannins mount, slowly drying out the senses yet there's still plenty of pleasure to be found here today, as the 2016 comes across as both youthfully structured but also spicy and fresh. This is a blend of Val di Suga's vineyards throughout Montalcino." Vinous

      "Aromas of iron, blood and cherry lead off in this smooth and vibrant red, with a well of dark fruit-black cherry and blackberry-settling in on the palate. Offers a dusting of dark chocolaty tannins on the finish." Wine Spectator

      "Dusty notes with crushed gravel and dried tea leaves are a prelude to aromas of fresh button mushrooms and hints of fennel. Savory mushrooms and olives, followed by firm, fine-grained tannins. Structured and full-bodied." James Suckling

      • Vinous:92 points
      • Wine Spectator :93 points
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Weinwisser:17,5 points
      • Falstaff:92 points
      • Jancis Robinson:17 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 36 months barrique
      • Development: partly barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 30,50 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,10 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,60 g/l
      • Sulfite: 26 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,41
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2037+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • Brunello di Montalcino "Ugolforte" DOCG 2016

      Brunello di Montalcino “Ugolforte” DOCG 2016

      The 2016 edition of Ugolforte is a beautiful image of this vintage. Unadulterated, racy, dynamic and very precise, this Brunello advances. On the nose, clearly ripe cherry, tobacco and a little damp earth. On the palate, first the pure Sangiovese feeling: beautiful small red berries, wild cherry, lively acidity. Then an impenetrable web of red and black fruits that, together with a fine web of tannins and minerals, reveal more and more of themselves. Compressed and with each sip more open and present, the beautifully diversified taste components present themselves until they then lead into an aristocratically long and fresh finish with a hint of liquorice. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Feminine floral scent of violets, blue flowers, dried red berries and blossoms, touches of cinnamon, anise and liquorice. Wonderfully juicy, fine-bodied, silky tannin, finesse-rich final with a touch of bitter chocolate. Great wine value!" Weinwisser

      "Rich, bright ruby red. Shy on the nose, gives a bit of everything but not too much. Compact and polished on the palate, tight tannin, opens on clear, salty fruit, punchy and long." Falstaff

      "Blue-flower, star anise, coffee- bean and crushed mint aromas take shape in the glass. On the austere, linear palate, taut, close-grained tannins accompany sour cherry, blood orange and licorice while firm acidity keeps it light on its feet." Wine Enthusiast

      "Just after the 2016 harvest, the ColleMassari Group's Claudio Tipa purchased the San Giorgio property and immediately started the conversion to organic viticulture. Ageing has also been adjusted - this no longer sees any new barriques and instead matures entirely in 30hL Slavonian oak casks. It shows wonderful restraint with subtle scents of lavender, lilac and mint blossom. Black cherry and earth appear on the palate, which is firm and admirably uncompromising in its constitution. A robust and concentrated yet buoyant Brunello." Decanter

      "This red is fresh, with pure black cherry fruit accented by licorice, earth, tobacco and spice notes. Firmly structured yet more sleek than dense, thanks to a brisk acidity, the lingering tannins are offset by an echo of ripe fruit." Wine Spectator

      "The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Ugolforte is a dark beauty, impressing with its youthful poise but also its potential. Mint leaf and a dusting of cedar give way to crushed stone, wild strawberry and hints of flowery undergrowth. There are depths of velvety textures and polished red/black fruits, which create a sense of elegance; yet you can feel that there are layers here which are currently unseen. A complex web of fine tannins and minerals penetrate deeply, just as brisk acids and remnants of tart woodland berries fight to remain prevalent; yet all that remains is a hint of licorice. Wow." Vinous

      "This is a full-bodied red with ripe blackberry, smoked-meat and burnt-orange notes. Strong tannins with a lots of chewiness. Quite tight on the finish. But there is pureness and beauty to this. More opulent than the 2015." James Suckling

      • Vinous:94 points
      • Wine Spectator :94 points
      • James Suckling:95 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:92 points
      • Decanter :94 points
      • Weinwisser:18 points
      • Falstaff:94 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 30 months oak barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 31,25 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,90 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,25 g/l
      • Sulfite: 88 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,48
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2043+
      • 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 Acidity: 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 DOCG 2016

      Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2016

      Full, rich ruby red. Refined bouquet of raspberry, pomegranate and some white pepper. Sweeping and multi-layered on the palate with a very classic Sangiovese style, powerful, intense and at the same time very harmonious. With its noble tannin, it strides confidently into a long, fascinatingly deep finish. This wine from the excellent 2016 vintage sets a milestone in the long and successful history of the Fanti family. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Fragrant, very precisely framed bouquet with red fruits and flowers, violets, hibiscus, behind it fine mineral hints. Quite direct and immediate in the mouth, showing itself round and supple and coherent without clashing." Weinwisser

      "The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino is sweetly spiced, hauntingly floral and seductive from the first tilt of the glass. A dusting of confectioners' sugar gives way to bright cherries, candied orange, mint leaf and lavender to form an extroverted yet delectable display. It's seamless and silky in the mouth, with a subtle twang of citrus and vibrant acids that energize the expression, ushering in ripe red hints of herbal-tinged black berries. Rounded tannins come forward through the close under an air of licorice and violets. The 2016 is already so easy to like for its primary intensity, yet it should really be cellared for three to five years for maximum effect. It's a great value for age-worthy Brunello that overdelivers." Vinous

      "Though light on its feet, this red evokes plenty of cherry, wild thyme, eucalyptus and tar flavors. A vibrant acidity drives the finish, while mature tannins mesh nicely, echoing the cherry theme." Wine Spectator

      "The Fanti 2016 Brunello di Montalcino comes roaring out with terrific intensity and balance. This vintage certainly marks a landmark for the Fanti family as I don't remember a new release as confident and impactful as this. The wine is round and smooth, with layers of dark fruit, cherry and spice. These various aromas blend nicely, showing the right contrasts where necessary. This is a classic expression of the vintage with some of the extra texture and power that defines this estate located in the Castelnuovo dell'Abata area." Robert Parker

      "A red with dark cherry, plum and hints of milk chocolate on the nose and palate. It's full-bodied with layers of fruit and velvety tannins. Flavorful, if a bit tight at the finish. Serious Brunello." James Suckling

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Robert Parker:94+ points
      • Vinous:93 points
      • Wine Spectator :93 points
      • James Suckling:95 points
      • Weinwisser:17,5 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 28 months 50/50 barrique/large oak barrel
      • Development: partly barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 29,85 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,45 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,56 g/l
      • Sulfite: 82 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,33
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2035+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2016

      Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2016

      The Brunello di Montalcino 2016 from Altesino stands proudly among its peers. Its bouquet has a distinct floral character and with delightful notes of pressed rose petals and dried violets. The fruit tones are elegantly and harmoniously pronounced, ranging from bright red cherries to red currants. Firm, well-structured on the palate, the multilayered fruit is accentuated by a refined fennel and liquorice note. Long and monumental on the final, great! SUPERIORE.DE

      "Already in the aroma firm and compact with a fine complex character, as often rather on the dark red and black berry (cassis, dark cherries) side, in addition earthy and ethereal notes, touch of mint. On the palate very present and again grippy, the ripe fruit is firmly embraced by a fine tannin corset, the fine-limbed acidity embraces the athletic body. This has power and fine draw. Potential." Weinwisser

      "This polished red opens with aromas recalling violet, wild berry, forest floor and new leather. On the bright, savory palate, lithe, fine-grained tannins accompany spiced cranberry, pomegranate, blood orange and vanilla before finishing on bitter almond. Fresh acidity keeps it light on its feet." Wine Enthusiast

      "One of four estates in Tuscany owned by Elisabetta Gnudi Angelini, Altesino counts six vineyard sites throughout Montalcino. They extend from the region's far north all the way to the southeastern corner of Castelnuovo dell'Abate. An assembly of these, the 2016 Brunello has a sunny, fluid Mediterranean character. It is graciously scented with cinnamon, lavender and sage blossom. Traces of orange and leather appear on the palate. Mid-weight with succulent fruit and fresh, ripe tannins, this is almost approachable now but will offer delightful mid-term drinking." Decanter

      "Remarkably pretty and poised yet packed full of potential, the 2016 Brunello di Montalcino lifts with grace and elegance, showing dusty roses, wild strawberry, white smoke and hints of wet stone. It's silky and refined, with cooling acids and minerals giving way to savory red berries and spice. Energy remains high, even as fine tannins create a classically dry and youthful expression, tapering off to violet florals, mocha and a hint of licorice that seems to linger for well over a minute. This is deceptively drinkable today, yet it has all of the necessary components to gain in weight and complexity over a decade or more of cellaring." Vinous

      "Fresh violet, forest-floor and some pear-skin aromas, underneath brambleberries. Fresher style of Brunello. It's medium-bodied with silky tannins and a great balance between fresh-fruit and forest flavors." James Suckling

      "Balsamic aromas of wild thyme, juniper, eucalyptus and pine lead off, with cherry and plum fruit at the core. There's latent energy that's restrained for now by the grip of tannins, yet this is lithe and nimble despite the solid structure." Wine Spectator

      "Bold cherry, dried raspberry and myrtle add to the intensity and the brightness of the bouquet. The Altesino 2016 Brunello di Montalcino displays a lively and fruit-forward ensemble with an infectious and cheerful sense of energy. This is a tonic and crisp expression of Sangiovese with lifted berry aromas backed by subtle spice, tar and licorice gained over two years of barrel aging." Robert Parker

      • Robert Parker:95+ points
      • Vinous:94 points
      • Wine Spectator :95 points
      • James Suckling:95 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:92 points
      • Decanter :94 points
      • Weinwisser:18+ points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 24 months slav. oak barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 32,26 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,58 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,05 g/l
      • Sulfite: 53 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,50
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2038+
      • Food Recommendations: roasts, noble game, mature cheese
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • Brunello di Montalcino "Poggio al Granchio" DOCG 2015

      Brunello di Montalcino “Poggio al Granchio” DOCG 2015

      The name Poggio al Granchio comes from the small pond in the middle of the vineyard, located under an imposing holm oak and home to some lively freshwater crayfish. It is the area with the highest vineyards on the hill of Montalcino. It is a vineyard that gets the morning sun and is exposed to the strong climatic influence of Monte Amiata (former volcano and sacred mountain of the Etruscans) that rises opposite. This area of Montalcino has rich Galestro soils that are particularly good for Brunello. On Galestro, the Sangiovese becomes mineral and savory, with silky tannins; on the nose, it has notes of ripe fruits of the undergrowth, combined with that unmistakable hint of flint that you can smell right on the slate. On the palate, the wine shows a subtle, elegant but assertive entry and proves tasty and mineral. The Brunello here is dark in color and has great aging potential.

      Intense ruby red with violet glints. Powerful and sharpened bouquet of fresh cherries, red currants, blackberries, anise and myrtle. On the palate, it has an unmistakably subtle Sangiovese character, the wonderfully fanned primary flavors flanked by long, silky tannins. It has a very tasty and mineral finish that only this region can give to Sangiovese. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Sparkling ruby with lots of garnet. Multi-layered nose with notes of plums, pickled cherries and liquorice. Very good tension on the palate, unfolds with present, grippy tannin, shows bite and firm pressure on the final." Falstaff

      "Ripe, featuring sweet plum, cherry, balsamic and iron notes, this is powerful and expressive. Dense tannins underlie the fruit on the lingering aftertaste." Wine Spectator

      "Purity of cherries and watermelon comes through here with some fresh, floral character to the aromas. Medium to full body. Round and fruit-laden tannins follow through to a flavorful finish with lovely fruit." James Suckling

      "Full, deep red. Aromas of blueberry, red cherry cola, violet, coffee and smoke, complicated by balsamic undertones. An absolutely beautiful wine that is already sweet, pliant and accessible, but with a solid, polished spine nicely framing the musky red fruit, mocha, and licorice flavors and ensuring a long life ahead. Clearly deeper than the regular and Vigna al Lago 2015 Brunellos, this finishes long and suave. Made with grapes picked in a vineyard in the southeastern sector of Montalcino. This 2015 is excellent." Vinous

      "Val di Suga makes three single-vineyard expressions of Sangiovese, and this is one of them. The 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Poggio al Granchio comes from a sun-kissed 18-hectare plot located at the southeastern side of the appellation that also sees very cool nights, thanks to the soft breezes and diurnal shifts that come off the nearby Monte Amiata. You can see a sketch of this vineyard in the little drawing on the front label. Compared to the other wines in this series, this wine is distinguished by a thickly textured mouthfeel and warm aromas of dark plum and blackberry. That acidity comes in at the end to give the wine linearity and length." Robert Parker

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Veronelli :94 points
      • Doctor Wine:93 points
      • Robert Parker:94+ points
      • Vinous:94 points
      • Wine Spectator :93 points
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Falstaff:94 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 24/6 months tonneau/concrete tank
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 30,24 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,05 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,72 g/l
      • Sulfite: 36 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,43
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2040+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2016

      Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2016

      With the 2016 Brunello, Campogiovanni succeeds in making an extremely successful appearance: dense garnet red with a perfumed bouquet of black fruits, espresso, grilled meat and Asian-like spice aromas. Viscous and concentrated on the palate, and despite its power and expressiveness, it reveals a dedication to elegance and finesse even at a young age. Exceptionally good! SUPERIORE.DE

      "Smells intensely of candied black cherries and plums, leather, damp earth, undergrowth, violets and "spicy" spices. In the mouth it is compact, with sturdy but fine-grained tannins, gripping, powerful, but that goes well with the spicy-ethereal (liquorice) underlying fruit." Weinwisser

      "Baked plum, dark-spice and forest-floor aromas mingle with whiffs of crushed mint. Fleshy and concentrated, the chewy palate doles out mouthfuls of raspberry jam, licorice and tobacco before an espresso finish. It's already surprisingly accessible, with rounded, fine-grained tannins." Wine Enthusiast

      "The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino from San Felice displays rich black cherry and plum with complements of sweet spice, cedar shavings and cooling mintiness. The textures are silky, ushing in a polished mix of red/black berries laced with salty minerals. It's medium in body and youthfully compact; yet it is also showing a glimpse of what's to come, as inner florals build over notes of licorice and cloves. A web of fine tannins coat all that they touch in youthful poise, as this tapers off with violet inflections. This is a very nice expression of the 2016 vintage form southern Montalcino." Vinous

      "This red is intense, featuring incisive aromas of macerated cherry and plum, leather, earth and juniper flavors. A tad rustic, burly tannins line the finish, yet stay fresh and anchored on the fruit component. Shows excellent length." Wine Spectator

      "Black-cherry and black-mushroom with bark and mahogany aromas and flavors. It's full-bodied, yet tight and focused with a firm, chewy finish. Give it two or three years to soften." James Suckling

      • Vinous:93 points
      • Wine Spectator :94 points
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:93 points
      • Weinwisser:18 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 Extract: 31,85 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,82 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,78 g/l
      • Sulfite: 75 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,44
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2038+
      • Food Recommendations: grilled meat, pecorino cheese
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2016

      Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2016

      The Brunello di Montalcino 2016 is a stunning creation from an iconic vintage. It was the ideal year for Sangiovese to show its complete and true magic. You can feel the deep inner power and integrity of the fruit, yet the wine opens gently on the nose with elegance and grace. The current release shows amazing complexity with a bouquet that opens gently and subtly to reveal dark cherries, spices, balsamic herb and dried violets. On the palate, the impressions are reflected in an ideally precise and well-proportioned way, accompanied by an inner softness and finesse that completely delighted us. SUPERIORE.DE

      "A broad bouquet with ripe red and dark fruits, wild strawberries, cassis and red currants. Behind this, the wood barrel ageing also shows with fine cedar, cloves and dark spices as well as herbs. Rich, almost fleshy palate, with a coarse-meshed tannin network, but of the best quality. Very persistent and substantial on the final." Weinwisser

      "Rich, sparkling ruby-garnet. Impressive and present nose, full of ripe plums, cherries and also blackberries, in the background some leather and liquorice. Juicy and firm on the palate, opens with grippy, gripping tannin, profound, has firm pressure on the final." Falstaff

      "Lustrous ruby. Savoury, meaty and brooding. Still quite closed. With aeration stony minerally notes emerge. Bags of sour-cherry and raspberry fruit in perfect balance with the finely chiselled tannins. Mouth-watering, long and focused." Jancis Robinson

      "Camphor, new leather, underbrush and blue-flower aromas mingle together in the glass along with a whiff of toasted nut. On the firmly structured palate, assertive, close-grained tannins and an acidic backbone accompany dried cherry, licorice and tobacco." Wine Enthusiast

      "A red with blackberry, cherry, some walnut and chocolate, as well as mahogany. Tea, too. It's full-bodied and firm-tannined with beautiful length and depth. Linear and very fine." James Suckling

      "Among Montalcino's largest estates, Il Poggione continues to impress in 2016 under father and son winemaking duo, Fabrizio and Alessandro Bindocci. The wine wears its warm, southwestern origins assuredly on its sleeve, exhibiting dark bramble fruit intertwined with baked thyme and rosemary, fragrant wet earth and leather. It is weighty but not weighed down, and sports the grip and zip of the vintage, the lingering finish full of tobacco and spice." Decanter

      "The Il Poggione 2016 Brunello di Montalcino opens to a medium dark appearance with pretty Sangiovese shine and a little ruby sparkle. This vintage shows a slightly untamed or wild side with a dense and heavier fruit profile. The focus here is on blackberry, dried cherry, tobacco and even a touch of smoky tobacco or horse saddle. The wine shows the firm grip and tannic backbone that is a common trait in this vintage, especially with the vineyards on this southern, sunlit side of the appellation. I also get a considerable flash of acidity on the close, almost too much, that certainly needs a few more years to soften. You really need to wait with this one." Robert Parker

      "This Brunello leads with black cherry, black currant and violet aromas, augmented by flavors of iron, tobacco and spice. Dusty tannins emerge on the lingering finish, while the sweet fruit persists. Should be compelling in a decade." Wine Spectator

      "I'm not sure how Il Poggione manages to remain one of the largest producers of Brunello, maintaining such a high level of quality and turning out some of the best wines of the vintage year after year - but they do. The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino is yet another stunning example. Depths of mineral-encased black cherries, sage, allspice, licorice, tobacco and crushed violets lift up from the glass. It's seamlessly silky, even as the palate is peppered with tart red and black berries, nervous acids and savory exotic spices. This shows the density and weight of the vintage in a youthfully monolithic stance, yet with all the necessary components to maintain perfect balance. The 2016 Il Poggione seems to fold in upon itself through the finish, which is dark, mysterious and structured, with only hints of black tea and licorice to tempt the imagination. It's a classic in the making." Vinous

      • Doctor Wine:95 points
      • Robert Parker:95 points
      • Vinous:97 points
      • Wine Spectator :96 points
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:93 points
      • Decanter :96 points / gold medal
      • Weinwisser:18,5 points
      • Falstaff:95 points
      • Jancis Robinson:18 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: 32,75 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,05 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,12 g/l
      • Sulfite: 77 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,35
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2040
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • Brunello di Montalcino "Poggio al Granchio" DOCG 2016

      Brunello di Montalcino “Poggio al Granchio” DOCG 2016

      The name Poggio al Granchio comes from the small pond in the middle of the vineyard, located under an imposing holm oak and home to some energy-landed freshwater crayfish. It is the area with the highest vineyards on the hill of Montalcino. It is a vineyard that gets the morning sun and is exposed to the strong climatic influence of Monte Amiata (former volcano and sacred mountain of the Etruscans) that rises opposite. This area of Montalcino has rich Galestro soils that are particularly good for Brunello. On Galestro, the Sangiovese becomes mineral and tasty, with silky tannins; on the nose it has notes of ripe fruits of the undergrowth, combined with that unmistakable hint of flint that you can smell right on the slate. On the palate, the wine shows a subtle, elegant but assertive entry and proves tasty and mineral. The Brunello here is dark in colour and has great ageing potential.

      Intense ruby red with violet glints. Powerful and sharpened bouquet of fresh cherries, red currants, blackberries, anise and myrtle. On the palate, it has an unmistakably subtle Sangiovese character, the wonderfully fanned primary flavours flanked by long, silky tannins. It has a very tasty and mineral finish that only this region can give to Sangiovese. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Open-hearted bouquet with slightly citric notes, à point ripe cherries, wilted red and blue flowers, elderberry, sous-bois and almonds. Juicy with melting-open (cherry) fruit, spicy backdrop. Elegant and with souplesse, velvety, fully mature tannins envelop this modern classic. Potential." Weinwisser

      "Sparkling, intense ruby red. Opens with fine spicy notes of sandalwood and liquorice, some star anise, then lots of plum. Grippy, dense tannin characterises the palate, deep and earthy, slightly balsamic notes, firm pressure and long finish." Falstaff

      "Smudgy ruby. Taut and zesty, with more tension than on the straight Brunello. Really tight but everything in place. Needs more time." Jancis Robinson

      "Aromas of roasted coffee bean, licorice and menthol form the nose along with hints of rose petal. Full bodied and elegantly structured, the smooth, enveloping palate features sour cherry, blood orange, espresso, star anise and toasted hazelnut set against tightly knit, fine-grained tannins." Wine Enthusiast

      "A dusty and mineral start to this, followed by dried lavender, smoke and truffle. It's full-bodied and juicy with a wealth of ripe cherries, wild strawberries and lemon peel. Ripe tannins. Tight and polished." James Suckling

      "The Poggio al Granchio vineyard lies on schistous or 'galestro' soil, which accounts for this Brunello's iron-tinged, meaty succulence. The tannins have an engaging thickness, plumping up the fruit without colonising it, allowing the flinty flavours typical of this vineyard full play." Decanter

      "Black currant, cherry and plum flavors abound in this red, accented by licorice, tar, menthol, iron and tobacco notes. Pure, detailed and harmonious, with spice and mineral elements lingering on the long aftertaste. Almost approachable now, but better in three to five years." Wine Spectator

      "The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Poggio al Granchio is a dark and rich expression of earth and black fruits, laced with crushed stone minerality and hints of sour citrus. There are depths of silky textures here yet also a lifted and cooling feel to the expression, giving way to zesty wild berries, savory spice, mint and inner florals. It's classically structured and showing only a glimpse of what's to come after time in the cellar, leaving an impression of poise and purity. The Poggio al Granchio is a gorgeous expression of the vintage, hailing from the Southeast of Montalcino and refined entirely in large Slavonian oak. Tasted twice with consistent results." Vinous

      • Vinous:96 points
      • Wine Spectator :95 points
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:93 points
      • Decanter :95 points
      • Weinwisser:18,5+ points
      • Falstaff:95 points
      • Jancis Robinson:17 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 24/6 months tonneau/concrete tank
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 30,71 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,95 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,69 g/l
      • Sulfite: 35 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,40
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2042+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2015

      Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2015

      Medium-light, shiny ruby red. Juicy dark cherries, rose petals, spicy herbs, mint and wild flowers. A wine with depth, silky tannins and a round, smooth finish that will delight lovers of fruit-driven Brunello. The 2015 edition is a prime example of harmony and expression, very successful! SUPERIORE.DE

      "Shiny, rich ruby garnet. Intense and dense nose with aromas of ripe raspberries, some liquorice and plums. Shows fine-meshed tannin with firm bite, fine fruit, firm pressure on the final, clear and straightforward." Falstaff

      "A more delicate style than many 2015s, this displays cherry, strawberry, mineral and tobacco flavors. Builds in weight as the solid matrix of tannins asserts itself on the lively finish. Best from 2022 through 2038." Wine Spectator

      "Recognized by its red shield-shaped label, the Poggio San Polo 2015 Brunello di Montalcino is a dark and nicely concentrated expression of Sangiovese. This wine shows proverbial meat on its bones with rich cherry and cassis, backed by cola, potting soil and balsam wood. The bouquet grows in intensity as the wine warms in the glass. The tannins are well integrated within the depth and length of the mouthfeel. Give this Brunello a few more years to flesh out and soften." Robert Parker

      "The ripe red fruit here is so expressive and floral, featuring dried rose petals, hibiscus, poppies, dried strawberries and raspberries. It falls inwards on the palate, compressed and captivating, gathering rough-edged strands of tannins as it goes, threading them through an iron-fisted, central core of flavor and texture. Drink from 2025." James Suckling

      "Wild berry, camphor, tobacco and cocoa aromas fill the glass. Smooth, juicy and delicious, the full-bodied palate delivers ripe black cherry, raspberry compote and licorice while firm fine-grained tannins offer support. Fresh acidity keeps it balanced." Wine Enthusiast

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :93 points
      • Robert Parker:93 points
      • Wine Spectator :92 points
      • James Suckling:95 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:95 points
      • Falstaff:94 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 24 months wooden barrel/barrique
      • Development: partly barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 31,40 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,10 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,50 g/l
      • Sulfite: 80 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,49
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2038+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2012

      Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2012

      In the fragrance black cherries, light spicy notes, some vanilla. Full body, fresh fruit, flattering texture and a clean, silky finish on the palate. Long lasting. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Medium, ripening red; inviting fruit, multi-layered; round and fine, fruity deep, some caramel, delicate tannin, long." Merum (JLF)

      "Sparkling, clear ruby garnet. Opened with notes of saffron and liquorice, then lots of cherry, some pomegranate. Fine-meshed tannin on the palate, spreads well, much ripe fruit, smooth and long, salty." Falstaff

      "Wow. I love the texture and beauty of this young Brunello. Medium to full body with a dense and tightly compacted palate. Dried cherry light cedar and chocolate. It goes on for minutes. Gorgeous now. Excellent acid fruit balance, but will improve with age." James Suckling

      "Mid ruby with narrow orange rim. Spicy nose that is not showing a lot of fruit (yet). Generous, long palate that is already accessible." Jancis Robinson

      "The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino is a beautifully finessed and elegant wine. It offers a very pleasing sense of balance in which no one characteristic overpowers the next. A dark ruby appearance gives the wine an open and inviting personality. The bouquet produces a subtle medley of wild berry, blueberry, underbrush and toasted almond aromas. The mouthfeel is lean, but it also shows polished and silky persistence. If you don't have the patience to wait, it tastes great even at this early stage." Robert Parker

      "Dark spice, ripe berry, forest floor, Mediterranean brush and new leather aromas lead the nose on this powerfully structured wine. On the full-bodied palate, baking spice, licorice and pipe tobacco notes accent a juicy black cherry core while firm, velvety tannins provide the framework." Wine Enthusiast

      • Bibenda:
      • Doctor Wine:92 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Robert Parker:93 points
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:95 points
      • Merum:
      • Falstaff:92 points
      • Jancis Robinson:16,5 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 24 months oak barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 15,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 33,50 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,90 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,70 g/l
      • Sulfite: 129 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,40
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2033+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG 2015

      Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG 2015

      As with the Annata, the grapes for this Riserva come from the three main historical areas of Montalcino, which bring different geo-climatic characteristics due to their different slopes and altitudes - and thus provide a unique balance between freshness and structure, body and elegance.

      The longer Riserva maturation of about one year enriches this Brunello both in its complexity and depth as well as with a more nuanced bouquet. There is a little more of everything here: more fruit, more minerals, leather, licorice, and on top of that, deep vegetal aromas make this wine more generous, layered, and enchanting. Its body is also fuller and more elegant than in the fresher, racier and more clearly focused 2016 Annata, due in part to the warmer, more opulent 2015 vintage. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 24/6 months tonneau/concrete tank
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 30,82 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,84 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,82 g/l
      • Sulfite: 51 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,47
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2043+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2013

      Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2013

      A wonderful Brunello di Montalcino with a generous bouquet of red berries, cherries and spices that contrast perfectly. Slim and firm with ethereal hints on the palate, the harmonious taste with great finesse goes towards a lingering finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Riper style with dried berry character that turns to flowers. Full body, very fruity with tannins that are covered with plum and cherry flavors. A friendly and opulnet red." James Suckling

      "Bright red with a pale rim. Pungently floral and spicy notes of cardamom and rose complicate red cherry aromas and flavors. Boasts a steely backbone and a very fresh, piercing personality. The long, very flinty finish showcases an enticing rising quality with aeration." Ian d’Agata (vinous.com)

      "Sweet plum and cherry flavors course through this round, fleshy red, with supporting roles from earth, spice and tobacco notes. Balanced yet firm enough, with excellent freshness on the long finish." Wine Spectator

      • Wine Spectator :93 points
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Vinous:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 24 months Barrique/big barrel
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2036+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2015 (BIO)

      Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2015 (BIO)

      Impressive once again the Brunello from the almost unknown and now certified organic winery La Serena. In the bouquet fine layers of cassis, balsamic herbs and a hint of tobacco. On the palate it is full of pressure and primary fruit, fleshy and with excellently integrated tannins, which will provide increasing elegance as the wine matures in the bottle. A harmonious and well composed red wine from A to Z with exciting ageing potential. SUPERIORE.DE

      "La Serena's 2015 Brunello di Montalcino shows dusty florals up front, mingling with dried cherries, mint leaf, cedar box, and white smoke, as hints of undergrowth and animal musk develope in the glass. On the palate, I'm finding a soft, silky expression, showing earthy red berry tones amidst nervous acidity, adding sweetness and saturating minerality, as grippy tannins drench the senses. The finish is long, structured, and spicy, displaying a hint of orange citrus over a layer of fine tannin and inner earth tones, with cheek-puckering acids linger on. The 2015 is a powerful wine built on a core of primary fruit and acid, yet with enough tannic clout to find beautiful balance over time." Vinous

      "Enticing aromas and flavors of cherry, plum, earth, iron and blood mark this smooth, harmonious Brunello. Rich and dense, with chalky tannins. This will need some time to integrate fully." Wine Spectator

      "Dark-cherry and floral aromas with citrus and dried-lavender undertones. Full body and firm,chewy tannins with a solid structure and length. Needs time to soften and come together." James Suckling

      • Vinous:93 points
      • Wine Spectator :94 points
      • James Suckling:95 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: 24 months wooden barrel / barrique
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 30,25 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,25 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,95 g/l
      • Sulfite: 65 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,52
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2040
      • Eco-Control-No.: IT-BIO-014
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2013

      Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2013

      In the fragrance black cherries, light spicy notes, some vanilla. Full body, fresh fruit, flattering texture and a clean, silky finish on the palate. Long lasting. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Medium intense, warm red; deep fruity notes, berry jam; powerful, dense, fine astringent tannin." Merum

      "Bright, bright garnet red. Charming, inviting nose, smells of rose petals, pomegranate and raspberries, interwoven. On the palate it shows a polished, much fine-meshed tannin, spreads for a long time, ripe fruit, in the finale light bitter note." Falstaff

      "This wine initially comes off as more somber, brooding and dark in personalty. The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino takes a few moments in the glass before its starts to relax and grow in volume and context. Before long, opulent tones of black fruit, spice and pipe tobacco. The wine is elegantly tempered and finessed on the close." Robert Parker

      "Bright red. The fresh, clean, perfumed nose hints at red cherry and blood orange. Then sweet and supple on the palate, but with a lively mouthfeel to the red fruit and underbrush flavors thanks to harmonious, vibrant acidity. Has much more midpalate flesh to support its acidity than some other less successful 2013 Brunellos, all of which are made in a similar high-acid style typical of the vintage. Finishes broad, savory and nicely persistent. This 2013 from Ciacci Piccolomini is made in a much cooler-climate style than is usual for this producer." Ian d’Agata (vinous.com)

      "Exuding cherry, strawberry, floral and tobacco aromas and flavors, this effusive, fruity style is bright and elegant, with terrific harmony and a long, mouthwatering finish that leaves a mineral impression. Very compelling." Wine Spectator

      "Aromas of light coffee, plum and cherry follow through to a full body with a wealth of dried fruit and hints of figs." James Suckling

      "Underbrush, tobacco, ripe berry and balsamic aromas abound in this delicious red. Smooth, full-bodied and savory, the succulent palate doles out Marasca cherry, raspberry compote, licorice and white pepper. It's well balanced, with firm yet refined tannins and fresh acidity." Wine Enthusiast

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :93 points
      • Robert Parker:94 points
      • Wine Spectator :96 points
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:95 points
      • Merum:
      • Falstaff:93 points
      • Vinous:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 24 months oak barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 15,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 33,50 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,90 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,70 g/l
      • Sulfite: 129 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,40
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2034+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2012

      Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2012

      Brunello 2012 by Mastrojanni seduces with beautiful charisma, intensity and finesse. Characterful bouquet of sweet cherries, Mediterranean herbs, smoke and tobacco. The splendid fruit and the tightly woven tannins are carried by a light acidity. Very good storage potential. SUPERIORE.DE

      "A multi-facetted nose of plums, leather and tobacco; juicy in the mouth, the acidity perceptible, the tannin well integrated, racy and powerful, without forgetting the finesse." Vinum

      "A very typical Brunello with berry and tobacco character plus hints of cedar. Full-bodied, chewy and tannic. Needs time to soften and come together. Savory wine." James Suckling

      "Mid ruby with bright bricky rim. Open, red-fruit nose and solid fruit palate. Grainy tannins that are a little demanding right now. Building up in complexity on the finish." Jancis Robinson

      "Beautifully saturated and dark, the 2012 Brunello di Montalcino offers a distinctively sophisticated personality. There's an air of nobility that is natural to Brunello, but that comes in limited supply in this warm vintage. You definitely get it here. The wine's bouquet offers a compelling medley of dark fruit tones that shift into savory spicy and balsam herb. Those automatic transitions are smooth and seamless. Another nice quality of the wine is that no one element overpowers or overshadows the other. It offers a great sense of balance. This wine has many cards to play and I am confident it will play them well over the next ten years of its evolution." Robert Parker

      "Luminous red. Highly complex nose offers aromas of red cherry, raspberry, flint and violet, plus a touch of beef bouillon; this is a candidate for the most complex nose of the vintage. Then textbook Sangiovese flavors of flinty red cherries, licorice and minerals. Long and clean on the perfumed, highly mineral finish." Ian d’Agata (vinous.com)

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :91 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Robert Parker:94 points
      • Vinous:93 points
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Vinum:17,5 points
      • Jancis Robinson:17 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 36 months allier barrels various sizes. size
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: partly barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 15,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2036+
      • Food Recommendations: roasting dark meat
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2015

      Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2015

      La Gerla's most charming Brunello from the dream year 2015 shines in a wonderfully intense ruby red. Dense and at the same time clear cherry nose, underpinned with blackberry, on the palate it seriously plays out its great elegance, underpinned by a polished tannin, which leads into an almost endlessly long finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Intriguing bouquet with notes of cherries and herbs; excellent construction, the acidity and the long-lasting tannins in perfect harmony, lots of melting and finesse, fresh and expansive at the same time." Vinum

      "Lots of raspberry coulis, dried redcurrants and red-plum compote here. The medium-to full-bodied palate has fleshy and succulent appeal with juicy tannins and a fruit-forward finish." James Suckling

      "Black cherry and black currant fruit is accented by tobacco, earth and mineral flavors in this sleek yet dense red. Balsamic elements of juniper, thyme and olive add depth as this cruises to a long finish. The potential lies in the excellent length." Wine Spectator

      "La Gerla's 2015 Brunello di Montalcino is gorgeous, showing depths of earthy moist soil, minerals and hints of animal musk up front, giving way to crushed strawberry and cherry, getting spicy with lifting minerals yet retaining a rich character throughout. On the palate, silky textures are matched by cool-toned acids and refreshing moist mineral tones, as zesty cherry and cedar come forward. It's so balanced and smooth, with high energy lasting into the long finish, showing saturating spice and salty minerals, yet remaining cool-toned and precise. The 2015 is a beautifully balanced wine that's firmly rooted in the earth." Vinous

      "I tasted the 2015 Brunello di Montalcino after tasting the other samples from La Gerla, and it's amazing how clearly and convincingly that brawny Brunello character comes through. This is a robust and precise wine that shows dark berry fruit, red currant, spice, licorice and grilled herb. I love the way that all that beautiful Sangiovese intensity comes together with immediate focus and clarity." Robert Parker

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :94 points
      • Robert Parker:95 points
      • Vinous:94 points
      • Wine Spectator :94 points
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Vinum:17,5 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 36 months wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 33,52 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,78 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,75 g/l
      • Sulfite: 78 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,46
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2038+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • Brunello di Montalcino "Pelagrilli" DOCG 2016

      Brunello di Montalcino “Pelagrilli” DOCG 2016

      Pelagrilli is already more open and pleasing than Pacenti's flagship Vecchie Vigne when young. The bouquet is rich and engaging with dark cherries, herbs and young leather. The palate is punchy, precise and excellently structured, the recognisable wood well integrated. In the long final, we discover salty notes in addition to a very appealing extract sweetness, which can otherwise only be found in Casanova di Neri's Tenuta Nuova. A beautiful Sangiovese from a great vintage with an almost ideal climate. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Deep, dark blue bouquet with ripe red and dark plums, wild berries, fragolino and ripe raspberry resonate behind the cedar and dark herbal spice. Pressive, velvety palate, still encapsulated within itself, with velvety but hugely present tannins standing guard, so to speak, for further potential." Weinwisser

      "Rich, dark ruby, very concentrated. Precise, rich fruit, lots of blackberry, some mulberry, behind it fine tobacco notes, spicy. On the palate lots of sturdy and gripping tannin, spreads out richly, dark fruit components, sturdy and firm on the final, also still closed, still needs long ageing." Falstaff

      "Pelagrilli takes its name from the locale in the northern sector of Montalcino where Siro Pacenti purchased property in 1970. It is made from 25- to 35-year-old vines and includes a small percentage of fruit from the estate's Piancornello vineyard in the south. Dark brambly aromas make way for fragrant bay laurel and eucalyptus. There's lovely purity of juicy black currants at this wine's nucleus, and grainy, grippy tannins give textural drama." Decanter

      "Siro Pacenti is the estate behind some of the most contemporary and fruit-froward wines made in Montalcino. For sure, the Siro Pacenti 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Pelagrilli is decidedly more focused on black fruit aromas rather than red fruit brightness, and it follows through with a healthy delivery of cedar, toasted spice, pencil shaving and campfire ash. Blackberry, fresh prune and plum cede to those oak-driven aromas. Like the other wines from this producer, I found that the oak tannins are not approachable in the near term. You really need to give this wine more time in the bottle. Siro Pacenti farms beautiful and carefully manicured vineyards on the north side of Montalcino." Robert Parker

      "Wow. This is really rich and layered with velvety tannins that coat the palate. It's full-bodied with ripe tannins and a finish of black cherries, cedar, walnuts, dried mushrooms and dried leaves. Needs time to soften." James Suckling

      "A pure and focused version, with cherry, strawberry and currant fruit shaded by mineral and tobacco accents. Vibrant and harmonious, this is all about the fruit, with a well-integrated structure and terrific length on the finish." Wine Spectator

      • Robert Parker:94 points
      • Wine Spectator :97 points
      • James Suckling:96 points
      • Decanter :92 points
      • Weinwisser:18,5+ points
      • Falstaff:94 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: 32,15 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,42 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,22 g/l
      • Sulfite: 75 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,48
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2037+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2013

      Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2013

      Cherries and spices in the vibrant bouquet, rounded off with hints of granite and menthol. On the palate, much dark fruit, great suppleness, silky tannins and remarkable balance. SUPERIORE.DE

      "This is exotic yet chilled with a red fruit character overlaid with fresh flowers on the nose. Smoky. Medium to full body, firm yet lightly polished. Lovely fruit and subtly refined. Layered. Extremely fine and pretty." James Suckling

      "I never have enough praise for the excellent work achieved at Uccelliera. The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino is another proud notch in Andrea Cortonesi's belt. This is a fine and elegant wine that wraps smoothly over the palate. It also has an immediate and accessible personality that means you don't need to wait too long to enjoy it. The wine is redolent of dark fruit, spice, balsam herb, licorice and pressed flowers. You get loads of variety character." Robert Parker

      "A mix of sweet cherry and berry fruit and salty licorice and mineral elements mark this savory red, which is firm yet lively, with plenty of energy on the resonant aftertaste. Fine balance overall." Wine Spectator

      • Bibenda:
      • Slow Wine:Great Wine
      • Robert Parker:94 points
      • Wine Spectator :94 points
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 36 months wooden barrel / barrique
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2040+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2015

      Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2015

      Bright ruby red. Opulent and animating aroma of red berries, coffee and herbs. Dense, with a fine extract sweetness and great richness, with a fine salty component in contrast to the aromas of red fruits. The 2015 edition is a beautiful interpretation of the grape variety and is characterised by a lively drinking flow. The full, round fruit is always present, in the long final an animating, peppery spice surprises. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Raspberry-fragrant, discreet herbal aroma; extremely polished texture, the tannins robust, has juice and melt until the long finish. Elegant, with good length and yet also character. Excellent food companion." Vinum

      "Tasted blind. Concentrated mid ruby. Firm cherry nose. Richness and depth on the palate and at the same time still compact. Perfect balance on the palate with fine, long, powdery tannins. Real fireworks still to come." Jancis Robinson

      "A serious, brooding red, with ripe cherry and strawberry flavors offsetting the beefy tannins. Loam, iron and almond notes chime in. Balanced and long overall." Wine Spectator

      "The Lisini 2015 Brunello di Montalcino shows muscle and brawn, filling out its full-bodied frame with plenty of dark fruit, spice, tar and smoke. If you like a more concentrated style of Sangiovese, this is your wine. It offers seamless harmony and sun-drenched intensity that all work very nicely in this classic and warm vintage. You can wait, or drink it in the near-term with a rack of lamb." Robert Parker

      "With vineyards between Sant'Angelo in Colle and Castelnuovo dell'Abate on the inner edge of the Sesta district, Lisini's vineyards are cleansed by constant breezes from the Tuscan Coast. Stony soils with an important underpinning of limestone as well as elevations over 300 metres help preserve freshness in their wines. The 2015 is beautifully fragrant, almost exotic in character. Plump red fruit and sweet summer herbs fill the mouth but rather than being heavy, this is poised and transparent. Ample powdery tannins are fine and lead to a tangy marine finish." Decanter

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Robert Parker:94 points
      • Wine Spectator :94 points
      • Decanter :96 points
      • Vinum:18 points
      • Jancis Robinson:17,5 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 36 months oak barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2040+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2013

      Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2013

      Characterful bouquet of sweet cherries, Mediterranean herbs, smoke and tobacco. The splendid fruit and the tightly woven tannins are carried by a light acidity. Mastrojannis Brunello of the Year 2013 seduces with wonderful charisma, intensity and finesse. Very good storage potential. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Quite dark red; with aeration fruit, gum, dried fruit, depth; round base, juicy acidity, fine, length, round tannin." Merum

      "Plenty of dried fruits on the nose with cedar and flowers that follow through to a full body, layered tannins and an intense finish. Hints of raisins." James Suckling

      "This is plump, with cherry, plum, iron and tobacco flavors, nicely balanced by a dense matrix of tannins. Tips slightly toward the dry side on the finish, yet stays fresh and long." Wine Spectator

      "Mastrojanni's 2013 Brunello di Montalcino reveals a very precise and focused aromatic profile. This is a signature touch from this outstanding estate that, year in and year out, produces some of the best Brunello you can buy. Wild berries and cherries rise from the bouquet in an elegant flutter. Those tones are followed by spice, leather, rosemary and medicinal herb. The wine is streamlined, polished and smooth in terms of mouthfeel." Robert Parker

      "Bright ruby-red. Aromas of raspberry, red currant and fresh herbs are complicated by roast coffee, licorice and mocha. Plush, pliant and sweet, offering seductive red berry, coffee and tobacco flavors lifted by a candied violet note. The long, smooth but vibrant finish features sweet tannins, a whiff of herbs and outstanding length." Antonio Galloni

      "Agronomist/oenologist Andrea Machetti has been managing this property since 1992, although it was purchased by the Illy coffee group in 2008. The vineyards are close to Castelnuovo dell'Abate, where the soil is predominantly clay with a complex mix of marine salt, tuff, river pebbles and sand. Besides flavours of tobacco, dried sage and forest berries, this has a saline edge and a tanginess that gives plenty of vibrancy and length. Nicely framed by well-managed tannins." Decanter

      "Mid ruby with bright, bricky tinges. Balsamic and almost a little medicinal on the nose. Ripe, concentrated fruit tightly packed with fine, grainy tannins. Impressive balance, staying power and youth." Jancis Robinson

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :92 points
      • Robert Parker:92 points
      • Vinous:93 points
      • Wine Spectator :92 points
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Decanter :92 points
      • Merum:
      • Jancis Robinson:17 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 36 months Allier barrels, various sizes Size
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2037
      • Food Recommendations: Roasting of dark meat
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    Things to know aboutBrunello 
    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