Brunello di Montalcino
Le Ragnaie

Brunello di Montalcino, 2019


Destination

vintage


En primeur

En Primeur
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2019

6x75cl

EP

£300.00



Le Ragnaie, Brunello di Montalcino, 2019

2019

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note

Le Ragnaie, Brunello di Montalcino, 2019

Always a great “regular” Brunello, the 2019 expresses an array of red and black fruits with a more alluring and immediate feel compared to the single vineyards, complete with a spicy backbone, and ripe, melting, integrated tannins. The balance here is fabulous and it offers a lot of enjoyment. Mostly from vineyards around Montalcino and Castelnuovo del Abate (Fornace was not produced, to the benefit of the straight Brunello), plus a smattering of Montosoli and Petroso grapes.

ABV:
13%

specifications

country:
Italy

region:
Tuscany

Appellation:

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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