Brunello di Montalcino, Vecchie Vigne
Le Ragnaie

Brunello di Montalcino, Vecchie Vigne


Destination

portfolio
Portfolio
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2018
6x75cl
DP
£559.22

2018
75cl
DP
£93.20

2017
1x3L
DP
£450.82

2017
6x75cl
DP
£523.22

2017
75cl
DP
£87.20

2013
3x1.5L
DP
£619.22

2013
6x75cl
DP
£589.22

2013
75cl
DP
£98.21

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Broking
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2013
6x75cl
DP
£619.22

2011
6x75cl
DP
£665.08

2009
3x1.5L
DP
£505.22


Le Ragnaie, Brunello di Montalcino, Vecchie Vigne

2009
2011
2013
2017
2018

Tasting Notes


ABV:
14 %

Notes

From a single plot called Ragnaie, next to the estate, planted in the 60s, which at 550 metres above sea level, are among the very highest vines in Montalcino. The vines are southwest facing and planted on sandstone. This impeccable terroir shines through even in warmer vintages such as 2009. Beautiful, thrilling bright ripe strawberry fruit, intense and refreshing, focused poised yet gentle and charming. Excellent. The wine is aged in the same way as the estate’s regular Brunello in large 25hl Slavonian oak barrels for 36 months. In the words of owner Riccardo Campinoti “2009s are so smooth...you can drink and really enjoy them now, they have a little less fat than 2007 and are much more elegant.

Critics score


Score:
87

100

Source:
Antonio Galloni, Vinous

Date:
05/2014

Notes
Sweet tobacco, underbrush, mint, licorice and spices flesh out in the 2009 Brunello di Montalcino Ragnaie V.V., the estate's old-vines cuvee. Nicely layered in the glass, this mid-weight, silky Brunello should drink well for the next few years. Dark red stone fruits, dried flowers, autumn leaves, dried cherries and worn-in leather linger on the finish. The 2009 lacks depth, which exposes the tannins and suggests near-term drinking is the best option.

specifications

country:
Italy

region:
Tuscany

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Producer:
Le Ragnaie

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Allergen Information:
This product may contain sulphites. Full allergen information is available upon request, please call our Customer Relations Team on +44 (0)20 7484 6430.


Le Ragnaie

Le Ragnaie

Le Ragnaie was a rookie estate established by the young Riccardo and Jennifer Campinoti when they bought the farmhouse and some well-placed old vines back in 2003. Since then they have gone on to become one of the region’s brightest new stars. The estate spreads accross15ha, five of which are in the zone where the cellars are based, Le Ragnaie itself. These vines are the highest of any in Montalcino, at 550 metres above sea level, south facing in the central zone above Soldera di Case Basse. As one of the highest points in the region it became famous for bird catchers, in fact the traditional birdcatchers' net features on the label as part of the winery's logo. The estate takes its name from the fact that this net looked rather like a spider's web (Ragna, in Italian.) Complimenting these vineyards are those from Petroso, a vineyard area along the Scarnacuoia road below the village of Montalcino (one of the oldestwine making zones in the area.) in addition to some from Castelnuovo dell'Abate, a vineyard located in the southern sector of Montalcino in front of the Amiata Mountain, next door to Poggio di Sotto. As of 2015 there is a new single cru, Montosoli, one of the most highly-esteemed zones in the whole of the region, sitting on the north side of Montalcino. Organic viticulture is employed, grapes are hand picked, de-stemmed, fermented and then aged in large 25 hl slavonian oak casks for 36 months. The high vineyards of Ragnaie that form the basis of the blend plus the long, gentle macerations result in enormously charming, aromatic and really quite high toned wines that still manage to retain the requisite power. A unique, extremely drinkable style of Brunello that will sweep you off your feet.

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