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2015 La Rasina Brunello di Montalcino

ITEM 8544770 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased upon release; Consignor is original owner

Bidder Amount Total
brbre5 $45 $45
$45
Item Sold Amount Date
I8544770 1 $45 Nov 27, 2022
I8534770 1 $45 Nov 20, 2022
I8528454 11 $45 Nov 13, 2022
I8473859 2 $50 Oct 9, 2022
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RATINGS

96James Suckling

Lots of berry and mushroom aromas with hints of earth and cigar box. Full-bodied, deep and structured with lots of fruit in the center palate, framed by tannins. A serious and beautiful wine.

94The Wine Advocate

...offers the bold intensity, darkness and rich fruit fiber...offers a long, rich and very pleasurable finish... This is a lovely wine with dusty, earthy notes on the 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.