La Ragnaie, Brunello di Montalcino

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La Ragnaie, Brunello di Montalcino

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Why is there such enthusiasm around every release of La Ragnaie's Brunello? And, why are we so fond of this superior Sangiovese?

It's not because the vineyards are the highest in all of Montalcino. It's not because much of the fruit comes from vineyards that touch Soldera (which retails for $600 per bottle). It isn't because it is 100% organic.

We love this Brunello because it is classically made with dried fruit notes and wonderful texture. The elevation gives this wine its intoxicating finish.

Boasting cherry, cigar box, young tobacco leaf and zephyrs of cedar, the wine lingers on the palate with plum and dried red fruit. The texture here lasts and lasts!

Pair with Tuscan steaks, grilled vegetables, grilled lamb chops with rosemary. Or, simply finish your evening with aged hard cheeses. "When I find La Ragnaie on a wine list, this high-elevation beauty always sweeps me off my feet. And, their olive oil (here) happens to be out of this world too!" Anne Press, EWM Sommelier

Simply pour and drink over the next ten years!

$68.95 per bottle / $827.40 per case

Summary


MERCHANT'S MARK

95+ / 100

We love this Brunello because it is classically made with dried fruit notes and wonderful texture. The elevation gives this wine its intoxicating finish. Boasting cherry, cigar box, young tobacco leaf and zephyrs of cedar, the wine lingers on the palate with plum and dried red fruit. The texture here lasts and lasts!

JAMES SUCKLING

95 / 100

"Extremely perfumed and decadent with dried fruit, orange peel and meat on the nose. Full body, linear and bright with intense citrus. Long and powerful. Like a Barolo! Drink or hold. Made from organic grapes."


Product Details


Producer: Le Ragnaie

Country: Italy

Region: Tuscany

Sub Region: Brunello di Montalcino

Varietal: Sangiovese

Vintage: 2013

Size: 750ml

Code: W5334-3