Tuscany, Italy

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Riserva — 2010

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  • Introduction

    • A truly exceptional vintage. June was rainy on average and was followed by a dry July. Light showers occured in August, followed by a warm and dry harvest season. Picking started on September 19th.


  • Vineyard Profile

    • Grape Source: 100% estate vineyards
    • Vine Age: 25 years or older
  • Vintage Report

    • The spring was humid and the summer was hot and long with rainfalls at regular intervals. Picking started on September 10th. The harvest season was quite cold and wet. 

  • Vinification

    • The grapes were healthy, ripe, and rich in color with thick skins. The must was rich in sugar, extracts and acidity.

    • Fermentation: Slavonian oak barrels using indigenous yeast
    • Aging: 36 months in Slavonian Oak
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Sangiovese Grosso (BBS11 Clone)
    • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Tasting Notes

    • The 2010 Riserva is an exceptionally exquisite wine that offers an abundance of opulent flavors and captivating aromas. Bursting with a delightful medley of fruits, including luscious berries and succulent citrus, it tantalizes the senses with its vibrant and enticing profile. Fragrant hints of delicate flowers, aromatic spices, and aromatic herbs add depth and complexity to this remarkable wine.

      Its smooth and velvety texture glides effortlessly, leaving a lasting impression. The wine’s firm tannins and refreshing acidity contribute to a well-balanced structure while enhancing its overall elegance. The finish is enchanting, with a lingering presence and a savory mineral character that adds a touch of sophistication.

      Although still youthful and slightly austere, the 2010 Riserva exhibits immense potential for long-term aging. Its remarkable structure and impeccable balance ensure that it will continue to evolve and develop over time. Even in its present state, this wine delivers a poised and refined experience that is nothing short of exceptional.



  • Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Riserva – 2010 – Vinous – 96 Points

    “Wow, hauntingly dark and earthy yet in the best possible way, the 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva La Storica entices with an array of mentholated herbs and earth tones, tobacco, steeped plums and exotic spice. This is elegance personified with cooling minerality and bright acidity that adds an abundance of energy as crisp red fruits flow across the palate with ease. It finishes remarkably fresh yet leaves a saturation of primary fruits as rosy inner florals and hints of blood orange fade."

  • Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Riserva – 2010 – Jeb Dunnuck – 97 Points

    “A darker garnet/red color, the 2010 Brunello Di Montalcino Riserva is classic to a T, with aromas of graphite, sanguine blood orange, dried cherries, espresso, and as it opens, it turns to more kirsch as well as dried roses and worn leather. Medium-bodied, but chiseled in structure, with ripe, refreshing tannins, a fantastic balanced structure, and notes of Mediterranean herbs, it floats on the palate for a long time with all its hallmark components intertwining. A gorgeous wine that’s just starting to show what it is capable of, this is a phenomenal benchmark wine for the ages.”

  • Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Riserva — 2010 – James Suckling – 96 Points

    “Aromas of mushrooms and cherries, together with cedar and cherry wood. Then it moves to rose petals and stems. Medium-bodied with fine tannins and slightly raised acidity that adds a balsamic undertone. Black truffle, walnut skin and dried cherry. Savory finish. Historical character that takes you back in time to the year of production.”