2012 Brunello di Montalcino, Gianni Brunelli

This beautiful, elegant Brunello opens with clean, fresh morello cherries and hints of grapefruit pith on the nose. The palate is complex and precise, with notes of tea, dried rose petals and a hint of cinnamon on the finish. And it’s this finish that impresses: long and very fine, there’s a saline element that has you reaching for another glass straight away.

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  • Region & country
    Brunello di Montalcino (DOCG), Toscana, Italy (Central), Italy
  • Grape
  • Maturity
    Ready 2018 - 2030
  • Colour
  • Sweetness
  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    DOCG - Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita
2012 Brunello di Montalcino, Gianni Brunelli


Wild berry, forest floor, chopped herb and a balsamic note are some of the aromas you'll find in this bright, elegant red. The vibrant, medium-bodied palate offers crushed raspberry, red cherry and baking spice flavors, buttressed by taut, polished tannins and fresh acidity. A blast of orange zest further lifts the finish.

Kerin O’Keefe, The Wine Enthusiast
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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