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GIANNI BRUNELLI LE CHIUSE DI SOTTO

Website:http://www.giannibrunelli.it

Address:Loc. Podernovone, 157 53024 Montalcino SI

Owner:Laura Vacca Brunelli

Average annual production:30,000 (bottles)

Total vineyard extension (hectares):6.5

Planted varietals and extension (hectares):Merlot - 0.5 ha
Sangiovese - 6 ha

Vine training system:
Cordon spur

Cultivation method in the vineyard:Grass is left or not depending on the vigour of the vines

Type of viticulture:practicing organic

Harvest period:mid October

Agronomist:Laura Brunelli with the supervision of an agronomist (a friend of Laura's)

Oenologist:Adriano Brunelli

Special contents

Read the article on the Brunello di Montalcino 2010 of our selection

Brunello 2010

Read the article on the Brunello di Montalcino 2011 of our selection

Brunello 2011

Read the article on the Brunello di Montalcino 2012 of our selection

Brunello 2012

History

Gianni Brunelli, a man of many interests, established "Osteria Le Logge" in Siena (which has become one of the top restaurants of the city). In 1987 Gianni returned to Montalcino and purchased Le Chiuse di Sotto, an estate that had belonged to his father Dino, with two hectares of vineards standing at 200 meters above sea level in the northern part of the area.
In 1989 Sangiovese for the production of Brunello and of Rosso started being grown again. The vines of a small plot are still the original ones planted by Dino in 1947.
The "Podernovone" estate was subsequently purchased. The property has a magnificent view on Monte Amiata and is endowed with 4.5 hectares standing at 350 meters above sea level, mainly Sangiovese with a small percentage of Merlot (that goes into the IGT/proprietary wine "Amor Costante"). The soil of Podernovone, made up of calcareous-marly schists, reflects light and heat thus favouring the ripening of the grapes. The different climate of the two properties (fresh and airy at Le Chiuse di Sotto with a lot of rain in the summer and warmer and ventilated at Podernovone) results in complex and elegant wines.
After Gianni passed away in 2008, his wife Laura, who already used to work with him at the estates and at the restaurant, takes care of the production and of the marketing of the wines.
Paolo Vagaggini, one of the major experts of Sangiovese, is the winemaker. The vineyards are followed directly by Laura Brunelli with the supervision of an agronomist, a friend of hers.
 

WINES by this producer

Wine name:Amor Costante Toscana

Appellation:TOSCANA ROSSO IGT

Zone:Montalcino (province of Siena)

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Wine name:Brunello di Montalcino

Appellation:BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO DOCG

Zone:Montalcino (province of Siena)

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Wine name:Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

Appellation:BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO RISERVA DOCG

Zone:Montalcino (province of Siena)

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Wine name:Rosso di Montalcino

Appellation:ROSSO DI MONTALCINO DOC

Zone:Montalcino (province of Siena)

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