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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
Cerbaia

Cerbaia Brunello di Montalcino 2019 750ml

AVG92

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!
$64.95In Stock
Marchesi Antinori

Marchesi Antinori Pian delle Vigne Brunello di Montalcino 2018 750ml

About Marchesi Antinori Pian delle Vigne

Just over 450 acres (160 planted to vine) that sits about 3.5 miles southwest of the town of Montalcino above the Val d’Orcia, Pian... delle Vigne, or “plain of the vineyards,” gets its name from the nineteenth-century rail station located on the estate’s lands, a station that continues to in use today. Owned and operated by the Antinori family since 1995, Pian delle Vigne naturally possesses the components necessary for growing healthy Sangiovese Grosso grapes and making Piero Antinori’s ideal Brunello: southwest-facing vineyards with mineral rich clay-and-loam soils resting at an elevation of about 420 feet above sea level. The Pian delle Vigne team, helmed by enologist Renzo Cotarella, uses a combination of modern and traditional methods to craft its delicious, 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. Conforming to the Antinori house style 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
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
Tenuta Fanti

Fanti Brunello di Montalcino 2019 750ml

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About Tenuta Fanti

While the Fanti estate sprawls across 740 acres in Castelnuovo dell'Abata, which sits southeast of the town of Montalcino, it’s very much a family... enterprise. The Fanti family has lived on and made wine from these lands for more than 200 years, working as sharecroppers before current winemaker-owner Filippo Fanti assumed control of the family’s lands in the 1970s. Just over 120 acres of Fanti’s property is devoted to vine-growing (about 60 acres also grows olive trees), and the Fanti family relies on organic agriculture to tend to its vines. Filippo is very much a hands-on winemaker, and he designed the cellar to reflect a combination of tradition and innovation, selected his aging casks with an eye to quality, and chosen to use lightweight glass bottles to reduce the carbon footprint of the estate’s wines. Today, Filippo’s daughter Elisa works alongside her father, and together with their team, the Fanti estate crafts deeply authentic, terroir-driven wines that reflect the family’s philosophy of putting nature first.
$69.00In Stock
Cerbaia

Cerbaia Brunello di Montalcino 2018 750ml

WD94

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 2016 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, who assumed control of the estate in 1999. 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.
$73.95Pre-Arrival
Marchesi Antinori

Marchesi Antinori Pian delle Vigne Brunello di Montalcino 2016 750ml

About Marchesi Antinori Pian delle Vigne

Just over 450 acres (160 planted to vine) that sits about 3.5 miles southwest of the town of Montalcino above the Val d’Orcia, Pian... delle Vigne, or “plain of the vineyards,” gets its name from the nineteenth-century rail station located on the estate’s lands, a station that continues to in use today. Owned and operated by the Antinori family since 1995, Pian delle Vigne naturally possesses the components necessary for growing healthy Sangiovese Grosso grapes and making Piero Antinori’s ideal Brunello: southwest-facing vineyards with mineral rich clay-and-loam soils resting at an elevation of about 420 feet above sea level. The Pian delle Vigne team, helmed by enologist Renzo Cotarella, uses a combination of modern and traditional methods to craft its delicious, 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. Conforming to the Antinori house style 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.
$79.00In Stock
Le Ragnaie

Le Ragnaie Brunello di Montalcino 2019 750ml

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About Le Ragnaie

Le Ragnaie spans almost 70 acres (about 38 planted to vine) that teem with wildlife, birds, and natural beauty. Riccardo and Jennifer Campinoti purchased Le... Ragnaie in 2002, and since that time, the estate has been on an upward trajectory. Le Ragnaie gets its name from “ragnatela,” the Italian word for spiderweb and the shape of traditional bird-catching nets, a nod to the desperate poverty that Montalcino experienced prior to its wine renaissance, when locals relied on catching birds for food. Fortunes changed, however, as Brunello found a following. Le Ragnaie has three vineyard parcels: Le Ragnaie in the central zone; Petroso, located just below the village of Montalcino; and Castelnuovo dell’Abate, located in the South of Montalcino in the foothills of Mount Amiata. Many of Le Ragnaie’s acres once rested above the elevation that DOCG allowed for Brunello, but in 2016, Italian wine’s ruling body raised elevation limits, so Le Ragnaie can now use its high elevation vineyards to craft its high-toned, finessed, and deeply elegant wines. The Le Ragnaie team is deeply committed to preserving the natural beauty of Montalcino and grows its grapes organically and biodynamically, while using very traditional vinification techniques in making its superb Brunello bottlings.
$84.95In 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
Canalicchio di Sopra

Canalicchio di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino 2019 750ml

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About Canalicchio di Sopra

Canalicchio di Sopra’s history is also the history of Montalcino. Once a sharecropper, Primo Pacenti founded the estate in 1962 on land that his... family had worked for generations. Primo was proud to be one of the original twelve members of the Brunello Consortium; when he retired, Primo handed Canalicchio di Sopra to his son-in-law, Pier Luigi Ripaccioli, and since 2001, the estate has been run by Pier Luigi’s three children, Francesco, Marco, and Simonetta. With two vineyard parcels that sit north and east of the town of Montalcino, sheltered by Mount Amiata and kissed by sea breezes blowing off the Mediterranean, Canalicchio di Sopra’s 47 acres occupy some of the highest altitudes in the Brunello region and possess a superb range of microclimates. “Elegance” is the watchword at Canalicchio di Sopra, and this maker delivers, vintage after delicious vintage.
$119.00In Stock