2017 - Brunello di Montalcino Gianni Brunelli
12B7BMGB6PK _ 2017 - Brunello di Montalcino Gianni Brunelli - 6x75cl
Colour
Red
Producer
Gianni Brunelli
Region
Montalcino
Grape
Sangiovese
Drinking
2024 - 2040
Case size
6x75cl
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2017 BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO GIANNI BRUNELLI - 6x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Gianni Brunelli
Region
Montalcino
Grape
Sangiovese
Drinking
2024 - 2040
Case size
6x75cl
Available Later

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Tasting Notes

  • ML

    ML, February 2022,
    Score: 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.

Producer

Gianni Brunelli

Having enjoyed over 10 years of success as restaurateurs in Sienna, Gianni Brunelli returned home to Montalcino with his wife Laura. In 1987, following the death of his father, Gianni bought back the family’s old property – Le Chiuse di Sotto – a modest-sized farm northeast of Montalcino, split evenly between sangiovese vines and olive groves. Together, Gianni and Laura fast gained a reputation for producing some of the most impressive Brunellos of the region, expanding their estate with the purchase of nearby Podernovone in the mid-1990s. It is from this 4.5-hectare property that their exceptional Brunello and Rosso wines are made, as well as the merlot-based Amor Costante. The Brunellis have always been fervent exponents of organic viticulture, steering clear of the use of herbicides and chemicals, with the belief that a conscientious hands-on approach in the vineyard is key to producing high-quality wines; yields are deliberately kept low, and the grapes are hand-harvested in order to guarantee the quality of fruit. Sadly, Gianni passed away unexpectedly in 2008, however Laura continues to uphold her husband’s philosophy of winemaking, while bringing her own distinctive style to the wines. Due to their lightness and elegance, Laura’s wines are superb from an early age, however they are more than capable of matching the best when it comes to ageing.

Region

Montalcino

Located southwest of Chianti, Montalcino came into its own in the late 1880s when local producer,Biondi-Santi, discovered a Sangiovese clone in his vineyard that was darker in colour than the rest. Its colour, however, was not its only attribute. It produced a wine with notable body, structure and length. He named it ‘brunello' meaning little dark one. This grape's genetic properties along with Montalcino's relatively temperate climate combine to create a wine stylistically different to that of more northerly Chianti. They are usually released approximately 5 years after the vintage following 2 to 4 years ageing in wood. The denomination of Riserva indicates a wine usually produced with more concentrated grapes than the traditional cuvéeand requires a minimum of one additional year of ageing.Today, Montalcino has become one of the most sought after appellations in the Tuscan region.