$ 260.00 AUD
Since the 2015 vintage, Le Ragnaie has been vinifying a single-vineyard Brunello, which comes from the famous Montosoli vineyard and therefore also bears the black label. With the 2018 vintage, only just under 3,000 bottles come onto the market. Outstanding!
Region - Tuscany
Type - Red
Year - 2018
Winery - Best of Italy
Grape - Sangiovese
Volume - Standard - 750ml
On the nose, graceful tones of wild cherry, pressed blueberries and small blue violets growing deep in the forest. The aromas are more vertical, with cola and medicinal tones rising straight from the top. Compact and lean on the palate, with a long, medium-light persistence that leaves a precise and sharply drawn trail of fruit flavours.
Captivating and Complex, Elegant and Fine, For the Cellar, Something Special
Cherries, Dark Berries, Red Berries
Earth, Florals, Minerality, Spices
Fresh and saturated fruit flavors of dark cherry, pressed blueberry and mild spice. You feel the soft richness of ripe fruit. You also feel a distinctive mineral signature with chalky crushed stone that adds to the dryness and powdery tannins of this wine. Despite all that, there is a lingering sweet cherry note on the close. It needs a few more years to flesh out.
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!