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2017 Le Ragnaie Brunello di Montalcino V.V

TuscanyRedHighly RecommendInternationalNew ArrivalsPrivate Cellar

$ 260.00 AUD

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High up in Montalcino is La Ragnaie, owned by winemaker Riccardo Campinoti and wife Jennifer. The first Brunello of the estate's three Black Label vineyard editions comes from 60-year-old Sangiovese vines that grow at an altitude of over 600 metres. Many years ago, Le Ragnaie decided against bottling a Riserva with this vineyard-by-vineyard vinification; instead, it consistently relies on the terroir diversity of its vineyards. Of all three vineyards, Vecchie Vigne is the most classic wine with a pronounced concentration and personality.

Region - Tuscany

Type - Red

Year - 2017

Winery - Best of Italy

Grape - Sangiovese

Volume - Standard - 750ml

About the wine

Tasting notes

A vivid nose of wild herbs, crushed stone and dusty strawberry in a display that is airy and sweetly spiced. Ripe cherry-berry fruits flesh out on the palate as inner florals arch across the medium-bodied framework. There’s a fantastic salty mineral and acid mix that saturates over time, giving way to a coating of primary concentration and fine tannins that linger long. The wine maintains excellent balance and freshness, yet it will require patience to be fully appreciated.

Wine descriptors

Captivating and Complex, Earthy and Savoury, Elegant and Fine, For the Cellar, Juicy and Fruity, Minimal Intervention, Something Special

Fruit aromas & flavour

Cherries, Dark Berries, Plum, Red Berries

Other aromas & flavour

Earth, Florals, Herbals, Meaty, Spices

Body type

full

Acidity

medium

Food pairings

Pork

Cheese

Pizza

Fish

Red Meat

Pasta

BBQ

Vegetables

Poultry

Shellfish

Oysters

Spicy Foods

Cured Meats

Desserts

The Grape

Sangiovese

Sangiovese is a Tuscan red grape variety that has become the most planted and famous variety in Italy. You may know this variety by a few other names like Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Montefalco Rosso or Carmignano, but rest assured it's all the same grape, but it may grow in different regions. Sangiovese is made for food and shows with aromas and flavours of cherry, red berries, roasted tomato, balsamic, Italian herbs, coffee and cured meats, backed by cutting acidity and a good grip of tannins. The best examples come from Montalcino (Brunello di Montalcino) and can age decades!

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