Mocali Brunello di Montalcino Vigna Raunate

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Wine name:
Vigna delle Raunate - Brunello di Montalcino D.O.C.G. - Mocali

Dry red wine

Alcohol content:
14,5% Vol

Grape variety:
100% Sangiovese Grosso.

Area of origin:
Vineyards just southwest of Montalcino on 400 metre slopes facing Castiglione del Bosco covering 2 hectares. Soils are mineral-rich with marl and limestone.

Malolactic fermentation in French oak.

12 months ageing in 350-litre tonneaux, followed by 24 months in large wooden vats. Approximately 8 months in the bottle.

Tasting notes:
Colour: very intense ruby red, with garnet hues.
Aroma: great aromatic complexity with a soft hint of smoke combined with notes of toasted coffee and tobacco.
Taste: well-proportioned and elegant flavour, with a good tannic texture and big structure; long and persistent finale with pleasant spicy sensations.

Suggested pairings:
Excellent with very structured dishes, such as red meat, game, with mushrooms and truffles, mature cheeses.

Serve at a temperature of 18-20° C.

Anticipated maturity: 2016 - 2026



92 POINTS Wine Advocate: "Impressive 2009 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna delle Raunate come from a long tradition of wines that I have admired for a very long time. It opens with a deep degree of dark intensity and follows suit with equally compelling aromas of dried blackberry and sweet spice. The palate is supple, smooth and rich with sweet tannins and a balanced drop of bright acidity. Only 6,000 bottles were produced.” (Feb 2014)

91 POINTS points Wine Spectator

92 POINTS points Wine Enthusiast

2 GLASSES Gambero Rosso 2015

5 GRAPPOLI Bibenda 2015