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                          BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO D.O.C.G.

 

 

 

Scheda Tecnica - Technical Data Sheet - PDF

Sangiovese Grosso in purezza

Zona di produzione:  Sud di Montalcino   Production area: South West of Montalcino
Suolo / Vigneti: Suolo calcareo medio impasto. Attenta gestione dello sviluppo vegetativo finalizzato ad una bassa resa della produzione ed una alta qualità.   Soil / Vineyards :

Medium textured, calcareous soil Careful management of the vegetative growth is aimed  at low production  yield and high quality

Raccolta e Vinificazione: La raccolta rispetta la massima integrità delle uve che vengono vinificate utilizzando tecniche tradizionali affiancate dalla moderna tecnologia permettendo così l'ottenimento di vini di grande colore e struttura.   Harvest and Winemaking:

The harvest respects the maximum  integrity of the grapes, which are

made into wine using traditional  techniques alongside modern technology, thereby obtaining  wines with a beautiful colour  and structure

Maturazione: Minimo 24 mesi in botti di Rovere di Slovenia da 30hl   Maturation:

A minimum of 24 months in 30-hl Slavonian oak barrels

Affinamento:   in bottiglia per 8 mesi.   Ageing: In the bottle for at last 8 months.
Note organolettiche:   Colore rosso rubino intenso, ricchi profumi di frutti di bosco maturi che si evolvono in note lievemente speziate. Corpo ricco, vellutato, morbido e di carattere deciso.   Organoleptic Notes:

Intense ruby red colour. Rich aroma  of ripe wild berries that evolves in slightly spicy notes.  Rich, velvety, soft body  with a decisive character

Temperatura  da 18 a 20 gradi Celsius   Serving Temperatures: 18 to 20 degrees Celsius - 64 to 67 degrees Fahrenheit
Enologo: Lorenzo Scotto   Enoligist: Lorenzo Scotto

 

93/100

Brunello di Montalcino - vintage 2010

A rich, meaty style, with plenty of plum, black cherry, iron, leather and earth flavours. The tannins are beefy, but all the elements fit together in a brawny, muscular package. Fine from 2019 through 2033. 330 cases made. (BS)

  91/100

Brunello di Montalcino - vintage 2008

A dense, smoothly textured red, sporting cherry, tobacco, underbrush and spice flavors. Tight, lively and on the elegant side, with the potential for medium-term aging. Fine length. Best from 2015 through 2024. 345 cases made. –BS

  90/100

Brunello di Montalcino - vintage 2007

An open, cherry- and plum-flavored red, whose medium weight and integrated structure will serve this well over the next decade plus. Moderate length. Best from 2014 through 2026.—B.S.

  92/100

Brunello di Montalcino - vintage 2006

Ripe and juicy, sporting licorice, plum, cherry and balsamic aromas and flavors. Firm tannins provide support, and the finish, though tight, displays a chewy sensation. Best from 2014 through 2028. 340 cases made. –BS

  92/100

Brunello di Montalcino - vintage 2005

Indian spices and sliced plums, with hints of ripe strawberries on the nose. Full body, with chewy tannins and a powerful palate. Very structured. Small and serious producer. Best after 2012. 330 cases made.

  94/100

Brunello di Montalcino - vintage 2004

Mushroom, berry and plum aromas follow through to a full body, with silky and ripe tannins and lots of crushed fruit and berry character. Long and intense. Wonderful and refined. Best from 2010 through 2016. 330 cases made.

  88/100

Brunello di Montalcino - vintage 2003

Cedar, tobacco and plum aromas follow through to a full body, with chewy tannins and a medium finish. Slightly over extracted, but rich and impressive. Best after 2010. 330 cases made.

  87/100

Brunello di Montalcino - vintage 2002

A pretty red for current drinking, with plum and cherry character, a medium body and a silky texture. Very good for the vintage. Drink now. 330 cases made. –JS

  95/100

Brunello di Montalcino - vintage 2001

This is really serious, with a wonderful complexity of ripe fruit, licorice and cedar. Full-bodied, with ultrafine tannins and a long finish. Wood is dominating for now. One of the new garage wines in the region. Best after 2010. 330 cases made.

Wine Spectator  ci assegna 95 punti confermando per la terza volta consecutiva il nostro Brunello 2000 tra le prime etichette

 dell'annata.

  92/100

Brunello di Montalcino - vintage 2000

Beautiful aromas of blackberry, cherry and toasty cedar follow through to a full-bodied palate, with ultra-silky tannins and a long, long finish. All in harmony. Really fine for the vintage. Best from 2006 through 2010. 330 cases made.

Wine Spectator  ci assegna 92 punti classificando il nostro Brunello 2000 tra le prime etichette dell'annata.

  95/100

Brunello di Montalcino - vintage 1999

Complex aromas of tobacco, cedar and crushed flowers with hints of fruit. Full-bodied, with supersilky tannins and a seductive, subtle finish that lasts for minutes. Like a fine piece of Regency furniture. This is real Brunello. A tiny new producer. Wow.  375 cases made. (JS)

Wine Spectator  - Rivista Americana, nel numero di Luglio 2004 ci ha assegnato 95 punti (su un totale di 100) "Classic", inserendo il nostro Brunello 1999 tra i primi sette vini dell'annata -

scarica l'articolo in ITALIANO - ENGLISH

     
96/100

Brunello di Montalcino - vintage 2010

The excellent 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is a true standout of the vintage. This is a deep, full-bodied expression with thick aromatic layers that give the bouquet a greater semblance of importance and intensity. Dark plum, blackberry, dried cherry, licorice, tar, black truffle, leather and cured meat all play supporting roles. The wine ages in large oak casks for three years for a slow oxidative evolution that has set the course for this wine's steady lonegevity. Smoke, ash and crushed stone make for elegant background tones. Drink it after 2017. 

Feb 2015 Monica Larner 96 Drink: 2017 - 2030 $50-$86 (50)

  90/100

 

Brunello di Montalcino - vintage 2009

Enrica Bandirola’s 2009 Brunello di Montalcino is an interesting and intriguing expression that boasts a very exotic, almost Byzantine (architecturally speaking) personality. Dark in color, the wine is loaded with bright little details and embellishments of crushed flowers, curry leaf, root beer and licorice stick. The mouthfeel is very dry, so much so the wine almost feels waxy on the finish with a very fine and polished manner. Drink: 2016-2022.

Sesta di Sopra is usually a highlight of my Brunello tasting by a pretty wide margin. Results this year place the wines closer to median scores achieved by neighboring producers, although the special aromatic characteristics that distinguish these wines are still on display.

  91/100

Brunello di Montalcino - vintage 2008

Sesta di Sopra’s 2008 Brunello di Montalcino is rather closed in its aromatics, but is more expressive on the palate, where layers of dark red fruit come alive. Smoke, tar, licorice, scorched earth and smoke add an attractive element of gravitas on the finish. Deceptively medium in body, the 2008, nevertheless, packs a serious punch. The long, superbly delineated finish bodes well for the future, but the 2008 needs time in bottle to settle down a bit more. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2026

  94/100

Brunello di Montalcino - vintage 2007

The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino is endowed with tremendous power and richness. Dark red fruit, flowers, mint, licorice and spices come to life in this deep, expressive Brunello. The wine turns more feminine and delicate on the finish, where hints of dried flowers and tobacco add the final layers of nuance. The 2007 is a hugely pleasing wine and a great follow-up effort to the 2006. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025.

  95+/100

Brunello di Montalcino - vintage 2006

The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino is a viscerally trilling wine that takes hold of the palate and never lets up. Waves of dark fruit sit on a textured frame of incomparable class. The wine blossoms over time, with beautifully centered red fruit, tobacco, minerals and scorched earth, all of which flow in a rich, expansive style. The explosive finish is utterly beautiful. This is a superb effort from Sesta di Sopra. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2031.

  93/100

Brunello di Montalcino - vintage 2005

The 2005 Brunello di Montalcino is dark and powerful as masses of black cherries, plums, tar and licorice emerge from the glass. This is an especially dense, full-throttle Brunello in a vintage that yielded decidedly smaller-scaled wines. The intensity of the fruit carries all the way through to the finish without losing an ounce of vitality. This is impressive stuff! Anticipated maturity: 2012-2022.

Sesta di Sopra has produced one of the finest Brunellos in 2005. Sadly, there are only 4,500 bottles to go around, as the vineyard covers just one hectare.

  95/100

Brunello di Montalcino - vintage 2004

The 2004 Brunello di Montalcino is an intense, full-bodied offering loaded with dark fruit. The wine possesses tone of richness that carries through all the way to the finish, where notes of tar, licorice, new leather and minerals add further layers of complexity.
Taday it comes across as extremely primary, but this is Brunello should develop beautifully with a few years in bottle. This is a striking wine of mindbending purity. The Brunello saw a lengthy fermentation and maceration, and was subsequently aged in 30-hectoliter casks. Anticipated maturity: 2014- 2024.
Sesta di Sopra, a small estate in Castelnuovo dell’Abate, continues to ratchet up the quality, as is evidenced by their 2004 Brunello, which may be the very finest wine ever made here.

  92/100

Brunello di Montalcino - vintage 2003

Soft-textured and powerful at the same time, Sesta di Sopra’s 2003 Brunello di Montalcino gives the impression it is still holding back much of its potential. Dark fruit, earthiness, licorice, toasted oak, tar and spices all open in the glass as this intense wine gradually shows its pure breed. Like many wines from the southern part of the zone, it comes across as a wine that is best enjoyed on the young side but it is sure to provide much pleasure over the next few years. This is a terrific effort from Sesta di Sopra. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2015.

  91/100

Brunello di Montalcino - vintage 2001

Located in Castelnuovo dell’Abate, Sesta di Sopra pursues a traditional approach to making its Brunello, which was one of the most pleasant discoveries of my tasting of the 2001 vintage. The vines are still young, and there is much to look forward to in future years from this producer. The pretty 2001 Brunello di Montalcino opens with a delicate, expressive nose of flowers and spices. It displays attractive juiciness and length on the palate. With sweet notes of macerated cherries and tobacco supported by a medium bodied frame, with fine, silky tannins and a long, satisfying finish. Anticipated maturity: 2009 - 2021.

     
94/100

Brunello di Montalcino - vintage 2010

Intense aromas suggest dark berry, forest floor, savory spice, menthol, leather and a balsamic note. The juicy palate offers crushed wild cherry, black raspberry, cinnamon, savory herb and licorice. It’s well balanced and vibrant but hold for complexity. Drink 2020–2030. Premier Wine Co. —K.O.  

  91/100

Brunello di Montalcino - vintage 2009

At first the nose is a bit closed, but the wine then opens to reveal lovely, subdued floral notes of blue flower along with red fruit and spice. The juicy palate delivers ripe red and black berries accented with clove, white pepper and sage supported by solid tannins. Still tightly tannic so give this time to unwind. Drink 2016–2021. Premier Wine Co. —K.O. 

  91/100

Brunello di Montalcino - vintage 2008

Dark cherry, leather, tobacco and spicy aromas of cured meat open the bouquet of this deeply layered Brunello. There’s fruit intensity as well in the form of cassis, dried raspberry or cranberry. The natural freshness and structure here would pair well with thick home-made pasta and sauce. Premier Wine Co.

  92/100

Brunello di Montalcino - vintage 2007

A riper sweeter style with blackberry and cherry liqueur, leather and tobacco. Sweet rum cake or Graham cracker. A polished, distinctive finish with a rich, velvety feel.

  95/100

Brunello di Montalcino - vintage 2006

Superb and beautiful with gorgeous thick richness and intensity. It’s soft and dense with lingering cherry, chocolate and smoothness. Imported by Premier Import LLC.

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  91/100

Brunello di Montalcino - vintage 2005

Here’s a dense, dark Brunello with aromas of moist soil, forest floor, exotic spice and tones of black fruit, prune, plum and currant. These notes are well integrated and the mouthfeel is austere, solid and dense. Pair this wine with grilled red meat or pasta with meat sauce.

  92/100

Brunello di Montalcino - vintage 2004

This is a beautiful and bold wine with luscious aromas of sweet spice and vanilla bean backed by blackberries and pretty mineral shadings. In the mouth, the wine is thick and creamy with a velvety texture. It closes with a drying hint of smoke or ash. Imported by Premier Import LLC.

  88/100

Brunello di Montalcino - vintage 2003

This modern Brunello is intensely redolent of roasted nuts, vanilla and espresso bean and although these oak-driven notes are very pretty, there’s not much fresh fruit in the background. The wine boasts thick extraction and density but probably won’t age more than three or four more years.

  91/100

Brunello di Montalcino - vintage 2001

Applause to Brunello tipicity in the form of balsam notes (menthol cough drop), forest berry, black licorice, tar and black-ground vanilla to smooth over the sharp points. The tannins are still thorny but the finish is long and limber. Imported by Premier Wine Co.

     
90/100

Brunello di Montalcino - vintage 2007

Leuchtendes Rubingranat, Einladende, fein gezeichnete Nase, zeigt Noten von Kirschenkonfitüre und etwas Zwetschgen. Geschmeidig  und weich am Gaumen, viel süßer Schmelz, baut sich stoffig auf, rund und im Finale schöner Nachhall.

  91/100

Brunello di Montalcino - vintage 2006

Sattes dunkles Rubin. Eröffnet mit dezent erige Noten, etwas Trüffel, dann Gewürznelken, schließlich rote Beeren. Am Gaumen stoffig und fest, entfaltet sich mit dichtem Tannin, stoffig, im Kern süßer Schmelz, hallt lange nach, wirkt noch sehr jung.

  89/100

Brunello di Montalcino - vintage 2005

Sattes, glänzendes Rubin. Präsentiert sich in der Nase leicht verhangen, etwas Kirschen und Orangenblüten. Wirkt im Ansatz eher verhalten, baut sich dann schön auf, zupackendes, kräftiges Tannin, schöner süßer Schmelz, im Finale im Moment noch etwas harsch, braucht Zeit.

  89/100

Brunello di Montalcino - vintage 2004

Funkelndes, sattes Rubingranat. Klare, präzise Nase mit Noten nach Gewürznelken und reifen Kirschen. Am Gaumen viel saftige Kirschfrucht, öffnet sich mit griffigem Tannin, im Finale dann etwas austrocknend, benötigt noch zusätzliche Lagerung, salzig.

  93/100

Brunello di Montalcino - vintage 2003

Leuchtendes, intensives Rubingranat. Sehr dichte Nase mit intensiven Aromen nach reifen dunklen Kirschen, etwas Rumtopf, Zwetschken, im Hintergrund nach Zigarren. Am Gaumen satte, reife Frucht, entfaltet sich mit viel griffigem, zupackendem Tannin, fest und stoffig, langer Nachhall.

  89/100

Brunello di Montalcino - vintage 2002

Funkelndes, sattes Rubingranat; fein gezeichnete Nase mit charmanten, ansprechenden Kirschoten, etwas Zwetschken; zeigt sich im Verlauf geshmeidig, griffiges Tannin, herzhaft, im Finale gut anhaltend; für diesen Jahrgang sehr beachtlinc!

  93/100

Brunello di Montalcino - vintage 2001

Funkelndes Rubin mit Granatrand; sehr klare, frische Nase, mit deutlichen Note nach Kirschen-marmelade, auch etwas nach Schokolade und nach Veilchen; im Ansatz satt und mit sehr gutter Fülle ausgestattet, bietet viel kerniges Tannin, baut sich toll auf, zupackend, hallt im Finale sehr lange nach.

     

Brunello di Montalcino, Sesta di Sopra (2007)

Nice savoury fruit, good acidity. Plenty of ta nnins. A good fin ish, suave and perfumed. Will be very good. Drink from 2009. (16.33 points)
Decanter Rating: Recommended  

 

Brunello di Montalcino, Sesta di Sopra (2004)

Gamey-leather nose, with lots of spice and smoked fruit. Savoury, chewy palate with massive concentration. Intense finish of dried fruit and herbs.
Decanter Rating: Recommended  

 

Brunello di Montalcino, Sesta di Sopra (2001)

Cherries, blackberries, wood, mint. Big and tough, but well balanced and structured, good cellaring candidate. Drink 2011-16.
Decanter Rating: Highly Recommended  

 

Brunello di Montalcino, Sesta di Sopra (2000)
Decanter Rating: Recommended  
 

Brunello di Montalcino, Sesta di Sopra (1999)
Smoky, gamey. Exotically spiced, dried cranberries. Fresh, juicy, broad mid-palate, supported by linen-textured tannins and tangy acidity. Drink up to 5 years.
Decanter Rating: Highly Recommended  
     
94/100

Brunello di Montalcino  - vintage 2010

Tasting Notes: A beautiful red with berry, chocolate and plum aromas. Iodine and oyster shell undertones. It's full body and dense with a beautiful depth of fruit and richness. Firm and fine tannins. Need four to five years of bottle age to soften.

 

90/100

 

Brunello di Montalcino - vintage 2008

Tasting Notes: A solid and chewy wine with layers of ripe tannins and cherry, chocolate character. Full and rich. A little disjointed now. Better in 2014.

  93/100

Brunello di Montalcino - vintage 2007

Tasting Notes: Beautiful aromas of strawberries and flowers, follow through to a full body, with velvety tannins and a chewy finish. Needs time to soften. Delicious wines from here. Better in 2014.

  94/100

Brunello di Montalcino - vintage 2006

Tasting Notes: Amazing aromas of blackberries, sandalwood and dried flowers. Full body, with chewy tannins and a powerful mouth feel of loads of fruit. Love the wet earth, meat and dark fruits. Needs another three to four years to soften. 

  93/100

Brunello di Montalcino - vintage 2005

Tasting Notes: This is a layered and fresh 2005 Brunello, with dried fruits, sweet tobacco and cedar character. Full and very silky. Makes me want to drink. I always love this tiny producer’s Brunellos.

     
95/100

Brunello di Montalcino - vintage 2010

Sesta di Sopra's 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is fabulous. Dark red cherry, plum, smoke, cedar and savory herbs open up in a pliant, deep wine loaded with personality. Sweet and layered through the mid-palate, the 2010 is already incredibly delicious. The style is rich, resonant and ample, very much in keeping with the personality of this site in Castelnuovo dell'Abate. -- Antonio Galloni

     
TIM ATKIN 92/100

Brunello di Montalcino - vintage 2009

Ettore Spina's small estate has developed something of a cult reputation for his olive oil as well as his wine. For the zone, this is a cool, breeze-affected site, and it shows in the wine. Pale and comparatively delicate, it's silky and sweet, with fragrant summer pudding flavours, ggod acidity and more tannin than you think. Subtle winemaking. 201-20

  92/100

Brunello di Montalcino - vintage 2008

Ettore Spina's tiny estate near Castelnuovo dell'Abate makes great olive oil as well as sought-after Brunellos. This is firm, tightly-wound wine with notes of pine and fresh spices and the acidity that comes from a cool (for the zone), breeze-affected site. Drink: 2015-25

     
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by Tom Hyland

  Brunello di Montalcino, Sesta di Sopra 2006

The Sesta di Sopra is an amazing success this year, which comes as no surprise if you’ve tasted their wines in previous vintages. This tiny estate is a traditional producer that emphasizes varietal character and elegance. This bottling offers some of the loveliest perfumes you’ll ever find in a Brunello and an elegant mid-palate with a rich finish that sneaks up on you. The wood notes are quite subtle, the acidity is perfectly realized and the finish is extremely long with polished tannins. This wine represents its local terroir about as well as any Brunello I tasted from 2006; for this reason, this is highly recommended as one of the finest wines of the vintage.

     
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