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2012 Gianni Brunelli Brunello di Montalcino

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September 25, 2022 - $42



93Vinous / IWC

Very forward but enticing aromas of peach nectar, apricot eau-de-vie and peony. Enters bright and juicy, with a strong saline nuance to the lively red berry and floral flavors, then becomes more taut and linear.

91The Wine Advocate

...offers a broad and thick bouquet with plump fruit and blackberry confit. You can taste the ripeness of the fruit achieved in this hot growing season.

16Jancis Robinson


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.