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Gianni Brunelli Brunello di Montalcino, 2017

$92.00
Gianni Brunelli Brunello di Montalcino, 2017

Gianni Brunelli Brunello di Montalcino, 2017

$92.00
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VERY LIMITED.
THIS IS A PRESELL; WINE ARRIVES NEXT WEDNESDAY TO WEST HARTFORD.
36 BOTTLES AVAILABLE.

Created by the blend of a careful selection of 4 cru. Shows the best qualities of Sangiovese, with complex evolution of bouquet, succulent acidity and silky tannins. Combines finesse and body, structure and elegance.

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We're not BIG on press...but the Press is BIG on this wine.

Wine Advocate 96
"The 2017 Brunello di Montalcino is beautifully bright and stitched up with extreme focus and sharpness. Sangiovese has this gorgeous ability to show linearity and lift, but it remains elegant and tight at the same time. This wine accomplishes all of this, and that's saying a lot given the heat and drought of this vintage. The acidity is bright and the finish is long and smooth with citrusy end notes of blood orange followed by wild rose and lilac. Fruit comes from a 4.5-hectare site with sand and galestro soils. Production is exactly 15,014 bottles. Maria Laura Vacca Brunelli and her team harvested about one week early in 2017 to capture that varietal freshness."

Wine Enthusiast 94
"Aromas of ripe black-skinned fruit, tar and tobacco mingle with aromas of dark spice, coconut and new leather. On the full-bodied, enveloping palate, smooth, fine-grained tannins weave through mature Morello cherry, crushed black raspberry, licorice and camphor framed in firm, refined tannins. It closes on a hint of espresso. Drink 2025-2032."

The Wine
100% Sangiovese sourced from Podernovone vineyard at an altitude of 500 meters with south-western exposure, planted in 1998, and Canalicchio vineyard at an altitude of 250 meters with north-western exposure, planted in 1989
Galestro, calcareous marly schists, and white clay soils
Maceration and fermentation occurs over 23 days
Aged in 25-30HL Slavonian oak casks for 30 months prior to bottling

The Estate
Over the last few years, Le Chiuse di Sotto has really dialed up the quality and must now be considered one of the leading estates in Montalcino. Antonio Galloni