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2012 Martoccia Di Brunelli Brunello di Montalcino

ITEM 8397301 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from a distributor

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I8430788 1 $25 Sep 11, 2022
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Dark-skinned berry, underbrush and leather are some of the aromas... The palate doles out fleshy black cherry, raspberry jam and clove flavors held together by fine-grained tannins and fresh acidity.


Martoccia Di Brunelli

Martoccia di Brunelli is owned by Mauro Brunelli and his wife Anna Savini, along with their son Luca. The 38-acre estate includes 12 within the Brunello di Montalcino DOCG. They produce about 40,000 cases of wine a year. Luca is the winemaker.


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.