Tuscany, Italy

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG — 2017

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  • Introduction

    • The 2017 Brunello was produced exclusively with a selection of Sangiovese Grosso coming from our proprietary vineyards.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Grape Source: 100% estate vineyards
    • Vine Age: 10-25 years
  • Vintage Report

    • A year characterized by the absence of rain. During the spring, the region experienced a late frost followed by a few downpours. The weather remained mild until the end of May which saw a significant rise in temperatures, above the seasonal average. The summer was very hot and dry.

    • Harvest Date(s): Harvest began on September 11th.
  • Vinification

    • Aging: The 2017 Brunello has been vinified in concrete tanks by using indigenous yeasts, selected in our vineyards.

  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Sangiovese Grosso
    • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Tasting Notes

    • The 2017 Brunello is a wine of light and energy. On the nose crispy notes of sour cherries, blood oranges and small red berry fruits are accompanied by scents of Mediterranean balsamic herbs and a touch of flint. On the palate energy, sweet fruit and silky tannins form a caressing sensation of elegance and equilibrium, leading us towards a long-lingering finish with a distinct savory touch, fresh and clean.

    • Serving Suggestions: Serve at 60/64˚ F. Uncork the wine 1 hour before serving



  • Brunello di Montalcino DOCG — 2017 – Vinous – 93 Points

    "The 2017 Brunello di Montalcino is a model of grace and refinement, with exotic spice nuances that blow off to reveal wild strawberries, rosemary, dried flowers and worn leather. It’s unbelievably lifted and refined for the vintage, with a wave of saline-tinged red fruits that cascade across a core of zesty acidity. There’s an edginess to the tannins that shows a bit of the warm and dry conditions of the year, yet balance is expertly maintained as the 2017 leaves licorice and bitter cherry notes to fade slowly."

  • Brunello di Montalcino DOCG — 2017 – James Suckling

    "Sweet berry, orange peel, cedar, bark and forest flower aromas follow through to a medium to full body, with linear and fine tannins and a crunchy undertone. It’s very subtle and fresh for a 2017. Crisp and vivid. It’s refined and acid-driven. Needs three to four years more to soften."

  • Brunello di Montalcino DOCG — 2017 – Jeb Dunnuck – 96 Points

    “Surprising in its freshness, considering the warmth of the vintage, and speaks to the cooler, northern-facing exposition of the estate. It is refined with ripe red cherry, raspberry, anise, and incense and is fresh with cherry fruit, warming spices, macchia, and herbes de Provence. It is ripe though it maintains a medium frame, with well-managed tannins and balanced acidity. It is a lovely and charming wine and is rather approachable now.”

  • Brunello di Montalcino DOCG — 2017 – Wine Spectator – 94 Points

    “A fresh, energetic red, boasting black cherry, blackberry, iron, rosemary and stone flavors. Reveals assertive tannins that ply the long finish for now, but this is all about balance and definition. Shows terrific length.”