This 2-pack includes 1 bottle of 2007 - Molino Di Sant'antimo Brunello, and 1 bottle of 2006 - Capanne Ricci Brunello Di Montalcino.
2007 - Molino Di Sant'antimo Brunello
"Well stitched together with a broad, wide assembly of dark fruit, spice and cola-like aromas. All the wine's elements sing loud as a single chorus; bold, plush, chewy. Ends with ripe fruit, rum cake, pipe tobacco and dark espresso bean. Firm, great length." (05/12) - 94 Pts Wine Enthusiast
"I like the orange peel and dried dark fruits on the nose. Full body, with a solid core of ripe tannins and intense fruit. Layered and chewy. Give it two or three years more of bottle age." (01/12) - 92 Pts James Suckling - JamesSuckling.com
"An intense, ample and complex bouquet goes from kirsch liqueur to fresh plums followed by tobacco, earthy minerality and roasted meat. As the wine opens up, it releases aromas of red currants and raspberries, with touches of toasty coffee, leather and a hint of game. Balanced and persistent. At first impact, the wine is intense and decisive and gradually softens with dense, young, lively tannins. Structured, powerful and rich with good freshness. Well-balanced and elegant, ﬂavors mimic the nose with hints of tobacco and fruits, including black currants and fruit preserves. Mineral, earthy notes become more balsamic. Good persistence ﬁnishes in notes of cola and licorice" -Importer
"2007 had abundant rainfall in spring, which lead to water storage in the soils that lasted throughout the summer. Temperatures in summer were high but balanced and typical of the season. The entire harvest enjoyed excellent health, with perfect balance between PH, acidity and sugars." -Importer
"In the early 1980s Carlo Vittori, already a well-known and experienced winemaker bought his first piece of land to the south of Montalcino close to the hamlet of Castelnuovo dell'Abate. At the time Carlo Vittori was quite a pioneer because the land in this area was more or less abandoned and was farmed by just a few families who cultivated grapes and olives in the tradition of their ancestors. It soon became apparent that the investment had been a good one as the soil characteristics and the geographical conditions were excellent."
"Today most of the larger producers of Brunello have at least some of their vineyards in the area around Castelnuovo dell'Abate. While the first Sangiovese Grosso vines were growing, Carlo Vittori acquired the ruins of the mill, 'Molino di Sant'Antimo,' dating from the 1300s, from the Ciacci family. After some research, the long restoration work began to preserve the former characteristics of the building and its historical value. It seemed natural that the farm should take its name from the mill, and that the logo and labels should originate in the seal found at the nearby Abbey of the first Bishop Paolus. In the same period Carlo Vittori met the artist Sandro Chia for the first time so when the artist decided to purchase the 'Castello di Romitorio' for the production of Brunello and as his home in Italy, Carlo Vittori took on the restoration and development of the castle and its land. He directed it down the same long and ambitious road as the family farm. Today both the image and products, thanks to much hard work, have an international reputation. By the early 1990s, the 'Azienda Molino di Sant'Antimo' had about 30 hectares of land, half cultivated with olives and vines and the rest consisting of the surrounding woodland and Mediterranean bush. At the beginning of the new century, as always with his family, Carlo Vittori put the finishing touches to the restoration of 'Podernuovo ai Campi' a traditional farmhouse dating from the 1800s surrounded by adult vines. This is now both the headquarters of the business and the family home." -Importer
This was also rated 87 Points in the Wine Spectator
2006 - Capanne Ricci Brunello Di Montalcino:
"What beautiful sweetness of fruit here, with plum tart, Indian spices and lightly toasted oak. Full and very velvety, with ripe and fine tannins. Need another two or three years to come around. New winery for me. Look for it." (01/11) - 93 Pts James Suckling - JamesSuckling.com
"Concentrated maturing ruby with orange highlights. Good length but ever so slightly simple, alcoholic and a touch tough on the finish. Drink from 2012 to 2017. (WS)" - 15 out of 20 Points, Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages.
"Ruby red colour with slight garnet hues. Intense, soft and spicy on the nose. Dry with a great structure, aromatic with a long persistence." - Winery
"Grapes pressing with temperature controlled fermentation (26 - 28 degrees) followed by a 10/12 days maceration in order to obtain from these grapes a largest quantity of substances that will contribute to make this wine rich in the colour and in the corpulence. After the racking, the monolactic fermentation will give to this wine characteristics of softness and considerable structure. Then we have several decantings and permanency in big barrels and barriques during two years minimum. The subsequent period of refining into bottles will take four months minimum but this could increase for a larger period in order to develop more its perfume and aroma."
"The vineyards that produce this wine are planted in S. Angelo in Colle area at 300 meters above sea level with a south exposition and located on a marly land." - Winery