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2010 Cerbaiola (Salvioni) Brunello di Montalcino

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ITEM 8094299 - Removed from a subterranean, temperature and humidity controlled residential cellar

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
5 $290
Item Sold Amount Date
I8151577 1 $270 Mar 27, 2022
I8135652 4 $245 Mar 13, 2022
I8135651 1 $265 Mar 13, 2022
I8128428 1 $245 Mar 6, 2022
I8068209 1 $290 Jan 16, 2022
I8053730 1 $290 Jan 2, 2022
I8053697 3 $290 Jan 2, 2022
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RATINGS

98The Wine Advocate

...stunning wines that appeal to die-hard Brunello fanatics. The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino La Cerbaiole shows enormous purity, varietal personality and beautifully balanced intensity. The wine hits all of your senses at once. The bouquet offers red cherry, licorice, dried rosemary, ginger and cola. You taste the most elegant, delicate and ethereal notes that can be extracted from Sangiovese. The tannins are super fine and the texture is silky and supple. This is an iconic wine.

98Vinous / IWC

...exceptionally beautiful. Today, the 2010 comes across as refined and polished, with veins of bright acidity that give the wines its sense of energy, drive and polish. Over the last few months, the 2010 has begun to close in on itself. I can't say that is surprising given how much stuffing there is. Readers lucky enough to own the 2010 are in for a real treat. When all is said and done, the 2010 is profound and riveting in every way. (May 2016)

PRODUCER

Cerbaiola (Salvioni)

La Cerbaiola Salvioni is in southeast Montalcino, near the Val d’Orica. The estate is owned by Giulio Salvioni, whose debut release of the estate’s signature wine, Brunello La Cerbaiola, was the 1985 vintage. Salvioni’s father, an agriculture professor, made wine for his friends, and Giulio was inspired by his father’s success as an amateur to make wine professionally. Today Salvioni’s wife and two adult children also work with him on the estate. The 10 acres of vineyards are planted to Sangiovese. Salvioni produces 8,000 to 13,000 bottles annually. Gambero Rosso, Italy’s leading wine journal, typically rates the estate’s Brunello with the highest rating of 3 glasses. “The dynamic Giulio continues to produce wines with great personality,” notes Gambero Rosso. “Giulio’s style originated in the 1980s, when he developed a new concept of Brunello, featuring elegant, full aromas and very fine-grained tannins.”

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.