2007 Le Ragnaie Brunello Di MontalcinoSangiovese from Italy
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"Pale ruby. Interestingly brambly on the nose. Light and fragrant with a dusty finish. So unlike the Brunellos of the 1990s! Chewy fine tannins on the end. An attractive whole....
- 93 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
- 92 Ian Dagata - Vinous Media
- 92 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
- 90 Wine Spectator
93 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
"This is a drink-me Brunello di Montalcino with superb spices, mushrooms and berry character. Wonderfully soft tannins, remarkable balance and a beautiful finish. Love the balance. Drink now."
92 Ian Dagata - Vinous Media
"Medium red. Slightly reduced, musky, balsamic aromas of redcurrant, plum, strawberry and sweet tobacco. Tactile, concentrated and silky, with enticing medicinal reserve to the flavors of plum and salty minerality. Harmonious acidity gives this wine good mid-palate energy. Conveys an impression of strong extract. Finishes serious, distinctive and long, with smooth tannins." (07/12)
92 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
"The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino caresses the palate with dark cherries, plums, spices, tobacco. This is an especially dark, plush Brunello from Le Ragnaie. In keeping with the style of the year, the 2007 is quite open today and will likely always be an accessible Brunello. With time in the glass the wine truly blossoms, showing off gorgeous nuances of sweet roses, spices and anise, all of which add considerable lift. The 2007 can be enjoyed today, but it needs to be opened at least 1-2 hours in advance. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2019." "Riccardo Campinoti is one of the most promising young producers in Montalcino. With the 2007 vintage, Campinoti is unveiling two new single-vineyard Brunelli. It will be fascinating to see where Le Ragnaie goes in the coming years. The wines are full of promise." (04/12)
90 Wine Spectator
"A broad, leather- and balsamic-tinged red, offering more savory, spice-tinged flavors than fruit. There's sweetness and balance, tending toward mushroom and woodsy notes on the finish. Best from 2014 through 2025. 2,100 cases made. -BS" (09/12)
"Pale ruby. Interestingly brambly on the nose. Light and fragrant with a dusty finish. So unlike the Brunellos of the 1990s! Chewy fine tannins on the end. An attractive whole. Drink from 2015 to 2024. (JR)" (10/12) - 16.5 out of 20 Points, Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages
"Le Ragnaie winery extends over 28 hectres in the county of Montalcino which is located in the Province of Siena. Our land is coltivated with vines and olive groves and we follow the guidelines for Organic Agriculture. Our vineyards are divided into three distinct parcels of land throughout Montalcino which allows us to produce three diverse 'terroirs' of Brunello: Le Ragnaie: Vineyard is located in the central zone of Montalcino. The vines here enjoy the highest elevation of any vineyard in Montalcino."
"The winery is the property of Riccardo and Jennifer Campinoti who with the collaboration of their indispenable staff follow with meticulous attention every phase of the winemaking process. Always striving to produce a product of the highest quality while respecting the surrounding land." - Winery
"We have the distinct fortune of being able to coltivate our vines in three diverse microclimates in Montalcino. This allows us to offer three different types of Brunello each a testament to the land it was grown in. Our vines are 100% Sangiovese and are worked following the strict guidelines of organic agriculture: we do not use any chemicals with the exception ofa bordeux mixture and powdered sulfur, always staying within the limits set by the guidelines of the biological agriculture association."
"We do not use fertilizer instead we plant covercrops which in the Fall. These plants consist of legumes, clovers and grasses. This covercrop helps to regenerate the land after a long summer season of work. They also aid in enriching the organic substance of the land all the while penetrating deeply the roots of the various planted species. Moreover the diversity of plants in the vineyard prevents superficial erosion and instead favors the absorption of water and creates an important habitat for many species of animals and insects. This process guarantees the formation of an ecosystem full of life which is essential to the health of the vines."
"Ragnaie 1. Vigna del Lago2. Vigna Fonte3. Vigna Cappuccini4. Vigna Vecchia
Le Ragnaie vineyards vary between 5 and 40 years of age. They are planted in the central zone of Montalcino with a south-west exposition to the sun and facing the sea. The altitude of the vineyard varies between 530 and 600 meters which allows for the harvest to begin in the second half of October. The wine from this vineyard has an elegant taste and a beautiful aroma on the nose. The vines are surrounded by an oak forrest, olive groves and a small lake. An ideal habitat for animals and insects. " - Winery
This wine was also rated 89 Points by Wine & Spirits.
|Sub-Region||Brunello di Montalcino|
93 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
92 - Ian Dagata - Vinous Media
92 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous
90 - Wine Spectator
|Taste||red fruit, strawberry and raspberry|
|Nose||asparagus, green pepper and red fruit|