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Brunello di Montalcino, Mocali

Brunello di Montalcino, Mocali
  • 100% estate-owned Sangiovese Grosso grown in galestro soils at an altitude of 400 meters
  • Fermentation in stainless steel followed by aging in large Slavonian oak for one year
  • Transferred to large French oak casks for an additional two years before bottling
Producer:
Vintage:
2016
Country:
Italy
Region:
Tuscany
Appellation:
Brunello di Montalcino
Variety:
Sangiovese
Color:
Red
Farming Practice:
Sustainable

Press & Reviews

Wine Advocate

Score:
93
Date:
2020-11-30

James Suckling

Score:
92
Date:
2020-11-11
Review:
This is a full-bodied red with juicy red plums, chocolate and bark. Some intriguing ginger and white-pepper notes, too. Lots of fine tannin. Slightly austere at the finish. Tarry undertones. Drink after 2023.

Vinous Media

Score:
90
Date:
2020-11-20
Review:
The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna delle Raunate from Mocali is the richer, darker and more oak-influenced wine of the portfolio. Crushed black cherries, brown sugar, cedar, sage and a hint of olive tapenade lift up from the glass. It boasts silky, elegant textures, offset by tart red/black berries laced with balsamic spices, as fine-grained tannins mount toward the close. Sour orange citrus and savory herbal tones help to further balance the expression, making for a structured yet fresh finale. In all honesty, I typically prefer the straight Brunello over the Raunate; but in 2016, Mocali created something very special here.