2006 Il Marroneto Madonna Delle Grazie Brunello Di MontalcinoSangiovese from Italy
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"Il Marroneto was founded in 1974 by Giuseppe Mori. Son Alessandro Mori joined the estate immediately, creating the first vintage in 1980. The estate is located in the higher e...
- 93 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
- 92 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
- 92 Wine Enthusiast
93 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
"What purity of fruit on the nose with dried berries, cherries and blueberries. Lilacs too. Minerals too. Dried flowers. Full bodied, with dried dark fruits that turn to raisins and sultanas. Fruity and balanced. Give it two or three years."
92 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
"The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino Madonna delle Grazie is a big, broad-shouldered wine endowed with impressive concentration in its dark red fruit. Floral notes are woven throughout, adding lift and elegance. The oak tannins come through a touch prominently on the finish, adding an element of dryness that is distracting. Otherwise, this is a first-rate effort with a brilliant future. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024. Each year I am increasingly impressed with the wines I taste from Il Marroneto."
92 Wine Enthusiast
"Elegant and sophisticated with touches of forest berry and bramble, this Selezione Brunello offers natural qualities (such as balanced acidity and tannins) that make it a perfect match to hearty meat dishes. The close is austere, rich and firm."
"Il Marroneto was founded in 1974 by Giuseppe Mori. Son Alessandro Mori joined the estate immediately, creating the first vintage in 1980. The estate is located in the higher elevations of the cooler northern zone of Montalcino, and is one of the older estates in the appellation. Traditional in style and adhering to a philosophy of minimal intervention in the vineyard and cellar, Il Marroneto foregoes conventional methods. Focusing on the health of the vine through spacing and nutrient-rich topsoil, Mori eschews the use of chemicals, allows only native ferments and ages in large oak cask.
Alessandro Mori’s Brunellos are some of the most long-lived in Montalcino. Madonna delle Grazie is the 13th century church on the estate for which it takes its name. The estate’s 5.8 hectares have been planted in stages: The first 10% in the 1975, an additional 10% in the 1977, and the rest in the winter between 1982-1983. Elevation of the vineyard sits at 400 meters above sea level, and soils are an intricate mix of mostly sand large stone of limestone and galestro.
This wine is produced from a special selection of Sangiovese to create the estate’s “grand cru” Brunello, first bottled in 2000. The 35-year old vines have been planted with ample vine spacing of 3400 per hectare. Twenty day native ferments are standard, with pump overs when Alessandro decides. The wine is aged in 2600-liter French cask for 41 months, and further refined in bottle for six months. Alessandro no longer produces a Brunello Riserva bottling." - Importer
|Sub-Region||Brunello di Montalcino|
93 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
92 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous
92 - Wine Enthusiast
|Taste||red fruit, strawberry and raspberry|
|Nose||asparagus, green pepper and red fruit|