2011 Brunello di Montalcino, Gianni Brunelli

Laura’s 2011 is a beautifully ripe Sangiovese, with lovely sweet fruit that remains fresh and juicy. Laura herself commented that the wine had ‘very good elegance.’ Who are we to disagree.

Critic score
93/100
Pricing
Bottle
From a client
Report
5 available
£57.10
Bottle
From a client
Report
6 available
£62.08

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Brunello di Montalcino (DOCG), Toscana, Italy (Central), Italy
  • Maturity
    Ready 2017 - 2026
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    14%
  • Classification
    DOCG - Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita
2011 Brunello di Montalcino, Gianni Brunelli

TASTING NOTES

The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino is soft, pliant and open-knit, with good freshness and aromatic lift for the year. Crushed flowers, sweet red stone fruits and gently spiced notes wrap around the silky, mid-weight finish. In 2011, the estate's Brunello is a decidedly gracious wine that clearly benefits from combination of fruit from both the northern and southern sectors of Montalcino. The 2011 spent a bit more than two years in cask.

Antonio Galloni, vinous.com (February 2016)
93/100
Gianni Brunelli

Gianni Brunelli and wife Laura had been running a successful restaurant in Siena for 10 years. But in 1987 Gianni felt the call of his hometown, Montalcino, and took over the Le Chiuse di Sotto estate from his father. He fast gained a reputation for producing some of the town’s most impressive Brunellos di Montalcino. Sadly, Gianni passed away unexpectedly in 2008. Laura now carries the family torch, and has brought her own lovely style to the wines.

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