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2017 Le Ragnaie Brunello Passo del Lume Spento

TuscanyRedHighly RecommendInternationalPrivate Cellar

$ 260.00 AUD

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High up in Montalcino is La Ragnaie, owned by winemaker Riccardo Campinoti and wife Jennifer. The Passo del Lume Spento is one of the world's most elegant expression of Sangiovese and hails from what Riccardo Campinoti believes is currently the highest-elevation vineyard-producing Brunello in the region, at 621 meters. It found a very pretty balance in the 2017 vintage

Region - Tuscany

Type - Red

Year - 2017

Winery - Best of Italy

Grape - Sangiovese

Volume - Standard - 750ml

About the wine

Tasting notes

The 2017 Brunello di Montalcino Passo del Lume Spento lifts up with a delicate bouquet of sweet herbs and tobacco, incredibly lifted yet spicy, and a bit exotic, as a flourish of mineral-laden crushed stone fills the glass. It’s silky-smooth and savory, presenting a pure display of wild berries enlivened by bright acidity and a salty flourish. This tapers off lean and mineral in nature, with grippy tannins offset by a burst of sour citrus.

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, Citrus, Plum, Red Berries

Other aromas & flavour

Earth, Florals, Herbals, Meaty, Minerality, Spices

Body type

medium

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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