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Col d'Orcia

Col d’Orcia Brunello di Montalcino 2018 750ml

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About Col d'Orcia

Originally from Piemonte, the Cinzano family — yes, that Cinzano family, the one that brought Vermouth to the global market —acquired the Col d’Orcia... estate in the 1970s and the winery’s Poggio al Vento soon became one of the iconic Brunello bottlings. The largest certified organic estates in all of Tuscany, Col d'Orcia's positioning on Brunello’s southwestern slope offers a warmer climate and helps the estate’s grapes become rounder, gentler, and a little less acidic than those from other parts of Montalcino. Col d'Orcia boasts albarese soil, the limestone-rich, mineral-laden earth that helps make Tuscany special. Col d’Orcia’s tenth-generation winemaker, Santiago Marone Cinzano, uses vinification techniques that are a mix of traditional and modern — for example, the estate employs both botti and barriques for aging, and this combination offers a compelling integration of power and finesse, as well as a terrific marriage of age-worthiness and drinkability.
$48.00Pre-Arrival
Sassetti Livio Pertimali

Sassetti Livio Pertimali Brunello di Montalcino 2017 750ml

AVG93

About Sassetti Livio Pertimali

While the Sassetti family have been farmers for many generations, they’ve been working as vine-growers and winemakers for four generations.... A founding member of the Brunello Consortium in 1967, Livio Sassetti inherited his family’s passion for wine, and he wanted the chance to estate-bottle his own Brunello, so in the early 1970's he purchased his own plot of land in Montosoli and founded the Pertimali estate, named for a cottage on the property. The 39-acre Pertimalli Sassetti estate now rests in the hands of Livio’s sons, Lorenzo and Luciano, who join him in the production of elegant, complex, and aromatic wines that marry the distinctive Montalcino terroir with the structure of Burgundy. In addition to Pertimali Sassetti, the Sassetti family of estates includes La Querciolina in Umbria and Colle Argento in Valdobbiadene.
$65.00In Stock
Marchesi Antinori

Marchesi Antinori Pian delle Vigne Brunello di Montalcino 2018 750ml

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About Marchesi Antinori Pian delle Vigne

Owned by the Antinori family since 1995, Pian delle Vigne covers more than 450 acres (160 planted to vine), and its under-the-radar... Brunello wines are as delectable as they are well made. Pian delle Vigne sits about 3.5 miles southwest of the town of Montalcino above the Val d’Orcia, and its lands possess ideal terroir for Brunellos that fit the Antinori’s house style. With its southwest-facing vineyards with mineral rich clay-and-loam soils that rest at an elevation of about 420 feet above sea level, Pian delle Vigne easily grows Sangiovese Grosso that’s softer, easier, and more accessible. The Pian delle Vigne team, helmed by enologist Renzo Cotarella, uses a combination of modern and traditional methods to craft its terroir-driven Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino, fermenting the grapes in stainless steel, employing a malolactic fermentation period, and aging in an array of sizes of large oak barrels. Showcasing the Antinori’s trademark profile that puts deliciousness at the forefront, Pian delle Vigne’s Brunello wines have won a reputation for being balanced, refined, long-aging expressions that nonetheless allow for earlier approachability.
$65.00In Stock
Azienda Agricola La Torre

Azienda Agricola La Torre Brunello di Montalcino 2018 750ml

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About Azienda Agricola La Torre

"La Torre" translates to "the tower," and this exciting Montalcino estate spreads across almost 90 acres in Sesti, near Sant’Angelo in Colle,... though fewer than 14 acres are under vine. Owner-winemaker Luigi Anania purchased this estate in 1976, and the winery saw its inaugural Brunello vintage in 1982, one of the truly fabled years of the last century. Anania and his team use non-interventionist practices in the vineyard and traditional winemaking in the cellar to craft La Torre’s terroir-driven, accessible wines. The most remarkable aspect of La Torre is the elevation of its vineyards. Perched at about 1,500 feet above sea level in the southwestern Brunello subzone, these naturally terraced, limestone-rich vineyards are high enough to enjoy gentle breezes coming off the Tyrrhenian Sea, which helps La Torre’s Sangiovese Grosso grapes ripen fully, while escaping heat and dryness. La Torre’s delicious, enjoyable, and traditional Brunello wines are true gems, especially at their relatively affordable price point.
$68.95In Stock
Cerbaia

Cerbaia Brunello di Montalcino 2018 750ml

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About Azienda Agricola Cerbaia

Located above the fog line high on the Montosoli hill just north of Montalcino, Cerbaia is neither very large nor very old. This organic 29-acre... estate (fewer than 11 acres under vine) was founded in 1978, but despite its relative youth and diminutive size, Cerbaia is one of Brunello’s rising stars and definitely an estate to watch! Agronomist Fabio Pellegrini chose Montosoli for his estate because he saw tremendous potential in the subregion’s galestro soil because this clayey, rocky dirt was ideal for the cultivation of small-berried, thick-skinned Brunello grapes. Fabio ran Cerbaia until 2014, which his daughter, Elena, assumed control. In trading her career in finance for that of a winemaker, Elena was making a big life change, but her gamble is paying off. Cerbaia may average only 1,500 cases of Brunello every vintage, but eyes are on Cerbaia’s wines. Traditional, aromatic, long-aging, and terroir-driven, Cerbaia’s Brunello releases have everything to please the wine’s many, many fans!
$72.95In Stock
Il Poggione

Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino 2018 750ml

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About Il Poggione

Founded near the end of the nineteenth century, Il Poggione’s modern age began in 1958, when Leopoldo Franceschi, grandfather of the current owner, engaged... renowned winemaker Pierluigi Talenti as the estate’s winemaker. Pierluigi made the most of Il Poggione’s considerable natural gifts for 40 years, shaping the estate’s muscular, graceful, and aromatic house style as he trained Fabrizio Bindocci, who assumed control of the estate in 1999, and he now runs the estate with his son, Alessandro. Nestled in the southern Brunello subzone in the hills around Sant’Angelo in Colle, Il Poggione’s 1,482 acres (302 planted to vine) possess some astonishing terroir. Today’s Il Poggione grows its grapes with non-interventionist methods, and it crafts its wines in its state-of-the-art cantina using traditional methods, including aging its wines in large oak vats in its underground cellar. One of the great authentic Brunello makers, Il Poggione’s wines consistently over-perform both in the cellar and on the table.
$75.00Pre-Arrival
Azienda Agricola La Torre

Azienda Agricola La Torre Brunello di Montalcino 2017 750ml

WD92

About Azienda Agricola La Torre

"La Torre" translates to "the tower," and this exciting Montalcino estate spreads across almost 90 acres in Sesti, near Sant’Angelo in Colle,... though fewer than 14 acres are under vine. Owner-winemaker Luigi Anania purchased this estate in 1976, and the winery saw its inaugural Brunello vintage in 1982, one of the truly fabled years of the last century. Anania and his team use non-interventionist practices in the vineyard and traditional winemaking in the cellar to craft La Torre’s terroir-driven, accessible wines. The most remarkable aspect of La Torre is the elevation of its vineyards. Perched at about 1,500 feet above sea level in the southwestern Brunello subzone, these naturally terraced, limestone-rich vineyards are high enough to enjoy gentle breezes coming off the Tyrrhenian Sea, which helps La Torre’s Sangiovese Grosso grapes ripen fully, while escaping heat and dryness. La Torre’s delicious, enjoyable, and traditional Brunello wines are true gems, especially at their relatively affordable price point.
$75.00In Stock
Baricci

Baricci Colombaio di Montosoli Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2019 750ml

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About Baricci

One of the original members of the Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino, Baricci is also one of the best small Brunello producers. Nello Baricci passed the... estate to his son-in-law, Pietro Buffi, who recently gave the reins to his son, Federico. The Buffi family makes wines that are true to type, honest and real. Baricci uses non-interventionist practices in farming its Galestro Schist-based 29-acre (12 under vine) vineyards that sit at about 850 feet above sea level, and it uses traditional methods in the cantina too: fermenting in temperature-controlled stainless-steel tanks, and aging in medium-sized oak botti. Traditional and family-owned-and-operated, Baricci's output every vintage is tantalizingly small, although in recent years Baricci has added a riserva bottling to its lineup and built a new cellar facility to help increase both the quality and quantity of its fine wines. With a yearly production of just 2,500 cases, Baricci's wines are hard to find, but their complex, delicious palates make them easy to enjoy, and definitely a bang for your Brunello buck!
$94.95Pre-Arrival
Gaja Pieve Santa Restituta

Gaja Pieve Santa Restituta Brunello di Montalcino 2010 750ml

AVG93

About Gaja Pieve Santa Restituta

Shortly after assuming control of his father’s Piemonte winery in 1961, Angelo Gaja set the wine world on fire with his revolutionary... Barbaresco and Barolo bottlings. In the early 1990s, this trailblazing winemaking titan was looking to expand his empire, and he set his sights on Toscano because it, like Angelo’s beloved Langhe, plays home to defining expressions deriving from indigenous grapes. In 1994, Angelo found an abandoned property in the southwest Brunello zone. It was perfect — sporting poor, low nutrient rocky soils and abutting Gianfranco Soldera’s famed Case Basse. At first Angelo joined forces with owner Roberto Bellini to remake Pieve Santa Restituta (“pieve” refers to the chapel on the property), but Angelo bought his partner out a year later, and the 1995 saw the estate’s inaugural vintage. In 2006, Angelo added 16 acres to his existing 24, and now, Pieve Santa Restituta crafts three beautiful Brunello wines: the cru Sugarille; Rennina, which represents the vineyards in Santo Pietro, Castagno, and Pian dei Cerri; and a normale Brunello that blends across all of the estate’s sites. Pieve Santa Restituta relies on a mix of modern and traditional methods, including aging wine in a combination of barriques and botti in order to craft the estate’s velvety, elegant, and intense house style. While it took Angelo a few vintages to elicit Brunello wines that met his lofty standards, with time Pieve Santa Restituta has proven itself to be among the best in the region. With Angelo’s retirement, daughter Gaia has taken control of the winemaking duties, ever raising the game at Pieve Santa Restituta.
$105.00Pre-Arrival