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Brunello di Montalcino

Wine name:Brunello di Montalcino


Zone:Montalcino (province of Siena)

Cru:Podernovone, Canalicchio

Vineyard extension (hectares):4.3

Blend:100% Sangiovese

Vineyard age (year of planting):Sangiovese 1989,1997

Soil Type:Galestro, calcareous marly schists, white clay

Exposure:South-west. Altitude: 350 metres above sea level (Podernovone vineyard), 200 metres above sea level (Canalicchio vineyard)

Colour:Intense garnet red, bright with transparent borders

Nose:Intriguing nose, at first a mixture of licorice and juniper berries, after which underbrush berries with balsamic notes

Flavour:supple and velvety, sapid and enveloping, it is dynamic on the palate due to the tannins, the finish is extremely pleasant , persistent and spicy

Match with:Red meat, game, seasoned cheese

Average no. bottles/year:10,000

Grape yield per hectare tons:6


Vine training system: cordon spur. Vineyard density: 4,500 vines/hectare. Manual harvest in small cases, starting in October

Vinification and ageing

Maceration and fermentation with the skins for 22-23 days at 29 degrees Celsius in steel. Malolactic fermentation in steel. The wine matures for 30 months in large Slavonian oak casks (capacity 20 hectolitres). Finishing in the bottle for 10-12 months.

Wine Producer



Address:Loc. Podernovone, 157 53024 Montalcino SI

Owner:Laura Vacca Brunelli

Total annual production:30000

Total vineyard extension (hectares):6.5

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

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


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.


2011 vintage: A. Galloni - Vinous: 93/100

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50122 - Firenze, Italy

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