Brunello di Montalcino 2018

Our Brunello di Montalcino 2018 originates from Capanna vineyard, located in the north-west area of Montalcino. The peculiar characteristics of this vineyard, such as the natural isolation along with the altitude and the type of soil, which shows presence of clay shale and marl (Galestro rock), give to this prestigious wine a refined elegance as well as great personality.

The 2018 vintage

The 2018 vintage has been a challenge for both man and vines. The fresh and rainy Spring made the plants vegetation very intense. The management of the green required a lot of attention and work to allow the plant to reach the vegetative balance. These weather conditions continued during the first part of Summer, which was characterized by cool days and heavy rains.

The end of Summer was hot and dry and this allowed a good maturation, even if slightly earlier than the usual. In the first half of September, we began harvest in the Gauggiole area, on the northern side of the estate. Grapes showed excellent acidity and rather low sugar content, perfect for the more fresh and vibrant wines. Excellent varietal expressions and very ripe tannins will result in a very recognizable Brunello, with a clear and unique style.

Tasting notes

“Brunello di Montalcino 2018 expresses all the peculiarity of the challenging vintage. In the glass, the wine is deep ruby red in color. On the nose it is very intense and broad, showing off the typical notes of the denomination: small red berries, black cherries, with a hint of spices. The sip is complex and deep, with a very elegant and refreshing finish, thanks to the excellent acidity.”

Cecilia Leoneschi, October 2022

Appellation: Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Grapes: Sangiovese 100%
Harvest period: September
Soil profile: Presence of clay shale and gravel-pebble
Elevation: 350-400 metres
Training system: Guyot
Vineyard density: 5,000 vines/ha
Vineyard yield: 50 q/ha
Vinification: 18 days in steel tanks, at a temperature of 28°C
Maturation: 24 months in French oak
Alcohol volume: 15%

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James Suckling | 2018 | 93 |
Vinous | 2018 | 93 |
James Suckling | 2017 | 94 |
Vinous | 2017 | 93 |
Gambero Rosso | 2016 | 3 Red Glasses |
Decanter | 2016 | Best in Show |
James Suckling | 2016 | 99 |
Wine Advocate / Robert Parker | 2016 | 95 |
Vinous | 2016 | 95 |
James Suckling | 2015 | 97 |
Wine Spectator | 2014 | 90 |
Vinous | 2013 | 94 |

James suckling | 2012 | 96 |
Wine Advocate | 2011 | 92 |
Wine Spectator | 2010 | 94 |

Brunello di Montalcino 2018


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