Brunello di Montalcino Riserva, Gianni Brunelli
100% Sangiovese Grosso from vineyards planted in Galestro, clay loam soils at 350m. 30 days of maceration followed by 30 months of aging in 25HL oak casks, followed by 6 months of aging in 30HL oak casks. 2,300 bottles produced.
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Press & Reviews
The 2004 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva (from vines in Podernovone) is a magnificent wine. Super-ripe, racy dark raspberries, flowers and sweet spices emerge from this impeccably balanced Brunello. In 2004 the Riserva reveals gorgeous transparency and clarity to match the generous fruit. The wine’s inner sweetness, richness and depth are all first-rate, while the firm tannins convey an impression of elegant classicism. The 2004 Riserva shuts down quickly in the glass but the fruit is so primary the wine should have no trouble aging. Regrettably, I never met Gianni Brunelli and tasting his 2004 Riserva makes me doubly sorry for that.