IT-BRU-10-19

Rosso di Montalcino, Gianni Brunelli

Rosso di Montalcino, Gianni Brunelli
  • 100% Sangiovese
  • Blended from Laura Brunelli’s two vineyard parcels (which are both classified to produce Brunello): Podernovone at 500 meters above sea level, with a south west exposition and 20 year old vines; and Le Chiuse di Sotto in Canalicchio with a north-east exposure and 30 year old vines
  • Maceration on the skins for 18 days
  • Aged 10 months in Slavonian oak casks of 5-25 hectoliters
Producer:
Vintage:
2019
Country:
Italy
Region:
Tuscany
Appellation:
Rosso di Montalcino
Variety:
Sangiovese
Color:
Red
Farming Practice:
Practicing Organic

Press & Reviews

Decanter

Score:
94
Date:
2021-03-05
Review:
A blend of Sangiovese grapes from Podernovone - which lies at 500 metres above sea level on the southeast hillside of Montalcino with a southwest exposure - and Canalicchio on the northern side of the village. The vines were planted in 1998 for the former vineyard, and in 1989 for the latter. 'Our Rosso is produced by the same grapeas as Brunello,' said Laura Brunelli. This new 2019 bottling is more concentrated than the lighter 2018, and more balanced than the warm 2017. This wine, traditionally aged in large oak vessels for one year, is extremely fresh and not without complexity. Red currants, wild strawberry, black pepper and juniper aromas are followed by a brightness of savoury red fruits on the medium-bodied palate. It has velvety tannins and refreshing, integrated acidity. A really great interpretation of the terroir.

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