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Specifications

Colour:

Red

Producer:

Le Ragnaie

Region:

Italy

Appellation:

Brunello di Montalcino

Grape Type:

Sangiovese

Brunello di Montalcino, Fornace, 2011

3x150cl £275.00

3 cases

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1x300cl £200.00

3 cases

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6x75cl £250.00

10 cases

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Tasting Note:

Opulent, fragrant, fruity and open. Bursting with salt-flecked cherries, plums and cherry liqueur. So warming smooth and flamboyant. Highly expressive. 2011 was a warm year where alcohols rose sharply. Owner Riccardo Campinoti pointed out, though, that the danger was picking too early before the tannins were properly ripe. Fornace is a single plot in the higher part of the Castelnuovo dell’Abate zone. Aged for 36 months in large Slavonian oak casks.

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