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2001 Mocali Brunello di Montalcino Vigna delle Raunate

ITEM 8097489 - Removed from a subterranean, temperature and humidity controlled residential cellar

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aleme4 1 $70 $70
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I8160417 1 $60 Apr 3, 2022
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RATINGS

93Wine Spectator

Amazing fresh fruit in this wine with masses of crushed raspberry, as well as vanilla cream. Full-bodied, with big velvety tannins and a long, berry-filled finish. Layered. Big and juicy.

91The Wine Advocate

...powerful suggestions of scorched earth and tar on the nose followed by plenty of dark, backward fruit interwoven with toasted oak and chocolate flavors.

91Stephen Tanzer

Complex nose melds redcurrant, cinnamon, licorice, iron, mocha and dark chocolate, with a peppery nuance lurking behind the sweet oak. Rich, broad, lush and seamless.

91Wine Enthusiast

Dark ruby with purplish highlights, this wine boasts bold cherry, forest berry, fennel, dried tobacco, tealeaf, soil and generous cola notes. Full and richly textured in the mouth, the tannins are soft and limber with decent length.

PRODUCER

Mocali

Mocali is a 35-acre estate in Montalcino that was acquired by the Ciacci family in the 1950s. It is still run by the Ciacci family and produces about 90,000 bottles of Brunello annually. Wine Advocate has often awarded the estate’s wines ratings in the low-90s and the journal described a 2008 Brunello as “a gorgeous, beautifully balanced wine from start to finish. Hints of sweet tobacco and dried flowers add perfume on the mid-weight, inviting finish.”

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.