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1995 Tornesi Brunello di Montalcino

Very top shoulder fill

ITEM 8392312 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased at retail

Bidder Amount Total
$35
Item Sold Amount Date
I8438690 2 $56 Sep 18, 2022
I8416753 1 $35 Sep 4, 2022
I8392314 1 $35 Aug 21, 2022
I8379826 1 $35 Aug 14, 2022
I8379822 1 $35 Aug 14, 2022
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PRODUCER

Tornesi

Tornesi is a 17-acre estate in Montalcino. It has been in the Tornesi family since the 18th century and is today owned and operated by Maurizio Tornesi. The estate makes Brunello di Montalcino and Rosso di Montalcino.

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.