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2010 La Rasina Brunello di Montalcino il Divasco Reserva

ITEM 8236889 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
donki9 1 $60 $60
5 $60
Item Sold Amount Date
I8277676 2 $60 Jun 19, 2022
I8236889 1 $60 May 22, 2022
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RATINGS

95The Wine Advocate

A compelling and richly extracted wine...dark fruit, spice and leather, and there is a seamless quality that feeds its generous intensity...tannins are well managed and show successful integration. Sweet notes of pipe tobacco, cigar box and dark fruit drive forward the wine's powerful momentum.

95James Suckling

...powerful and structured...with lots of dusty tannins and juicy fruit. Full body, chewy tannins and lots of intense dried fruit, cedar and toasted oak.

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.