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2008 La Mannella Brunello di Montalcino

ITEM 8100188 - Removed from a subterranean, temperature and humidity controlled residential cellar

Bidder Amount Total
$40
Item Sold Amount Date
I8120350 1 $35 Feb 20, 2022
I8120341 1 $35 Feb 20, 2022
I8067100 1 $40 Jan 16, 2022
I8022978 1 $40 Dec 12, 2021
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RATINGS

93Wine Spectator

Perfumed and beautifully integrated, this cherry-, strawberry-, tobacco- and spice-flavored red is velvety and vibrant, with ample tannins providing support. Dry and savory, in the best sense, with a long, spicy finish.

90Wine Enthusiast

...ripe aromas of black cherry, leather, rum cake and black licorice... Its natural density stands up to the freshness and the whole package works as a whole.

15.5Jancis Robinson

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.