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2015 Collemattoni Brunello di Montalcino

1-bottle Lot, Wood Case, 1.5ltr

Light label condition issue

ITEM 7979748 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility

Bidder Amount Total
$100
Item Sold Amount Date
I7984825 1 $110 Oct 24, 2021
I7984824 1 $110 Oct 24, 2021
I7979749 3 $100 Oct 17, 2021
I7908083 1 $100 Aug 1, 2021
I7882209 3 $105 Jul 4, 2021
I7862488 1 $105 Jun 20, 2021
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2015 Collemattoni Brunello di Montalcino, 1.5ltr

1.5ltr
Light label condition issue

RATINGS

95Vinous / IWC

Perfumed aromas of red cherry, kirsch, mocha and herbs on the inviting nose. Despite its size, this is graceful and impeccably built, with very precise flavors of red plum, blueberry, milk chocolate and minerals that expand and broaden on the long, seductive finish.

93Wine Spectator

This is round, evoking plum and blackberry flavors, with vibrant acidity lending focus. Iron and tobacco elements join in as the finish builds, revealing dense, lively tannins.

93James Suckling

Walnut, bark and some cedar to the ripe-plum and cherry character. It’s medium-bodied with tight, linear tannins and fresh acidity.

91Wine Enthusiast

91Decanter Magazine (points)

...this captures the intense ripeness of the vintage with sweet cherry fruit, chocolatey tannins and a creamy texture. Yet there is a refreshing juiciness and lift of woodland herbs underneath. A curvaceous, exuberant, jolly wine with lots of purity.

90The Wine Advocate

...brings on good intensity and fruit definition with wild cherry, cassis and grilled herb, and you feel this especially in the mouth. The nose, however, shows less clarity, with fruit tones that are followed by charred red meat and potting soil.

PRODUCER

Collemattoni

Collemattoni has been in the Bucci family since 1798, when Giuseppe Bucci acquired property to the south of Montalcino. Today the 18-acre estate is farmed organically and is run by Marcello Bucci, along with his parents and uncle. The vineyards are divided into four specialized parcels, and the estate’s name comes from the Collemattoni vineyard, which is the family’s original parcel. The vineyard is relatively high, at about 1,300 feet above sea level, and its name means “brick hill,” a reference to its rich, reddish, rocky soil. Collemattoni’s cellar was completely renovated in 2012. Collemattoni produces Brunello di Montalcino, Rosso di Montalcino, and several IGT wines, which are in the second level of the Italian wine classification system.

REGION

Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino

Brunello di Montalcino is regarded as one of Italy’s best appellations. Located in south central Tuscany below Chianti, the wines of Brunello di Montalcino DOCG are made of a Sangiovese clone called “brunello,” which means “little dark one,” a reference to the brown tones in the skin of the grape. Unlike some Tuscan appellations that allow other grapes to be blended with Sangiovese, Brunello di Montalcino is entirely Sangiovese. Montalcino itself is a picturesque, hill-top town not especially well known for wine production until the mid-19th century, when a local vineyard owner isolated the brunello clone and planted it. Other growers followed suit. Nevertheless it wasn’t until 1970s that wine enthusiasts started paying attention to Brunello di Montalcino, which by then was becoming an outstanding wine. Today there are 120 estates in the DOCG, up from about 25 estates in 1975. Brunellos in general are bigger, darker, more tannic and more powerful wines than Chiantis or most other Sangioveses. By law they must be aged for four years, and two of those years must be in wooden barrels.

VINTAGE

2015 Collemattoni Brunello di Montalcino

Certified organic