BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO DOCG

The Castello Romitorio Brunello di Montalcino is our flagship wine and reflects more than 30 years of working in harmony with nature within the terroir of Montalcino.

It is a wine that expresses the Montalcino territory with purity and embodies the finest aspects o f the area’s longstanding tradition of cultivating world class Sangiovese.

The Romitorio estate has vineyards in the Northwest area of Montalcino. Our classic Brunello is produced with Sangiovese grapes carefully harvested and selected by hand on the sorting table, both before and after destemming.

Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks with an initial short period of cold maceration (below 20°C) on the skins for about 15-20 hours. This is followed by up to 20 days of maceration at a higher controlled temperature. Malolactic fermentation that is naturally caused then lasts for about 10 days, before the wine is rested to separate the lees.

The wine matures in oak for approximately 24 months, and after bottling the wine is aged in Castello Romitorio’s temperature-controlled cellars for approximately an additional 12 months before release.

REGION:

Toscana (Tuscany)

CULTIVATION:

Spurred Cordon with plant spacing plantation layout 240x75 cm

GRAPE:

100% Sangiovese

HARVEST:

Manual, grapes are sorted by hand before and after destemming

MATURED:

About 24 months in oak

AGED:

About 12 months in bottle before release

There is something heady and invigorating about this: a lifted nose of oak and fruit with notions of Marasca cherry, violet and pomegranate. Earthy hints appear, too, as do nuances of sage and soy with increasing age.
The body has densely woven, firm but fine tannins, ac cording the wine a great structure; a skeleton upon which fruit, oak and aroma can express themselves fully.
The wine unfolds slowly in the glass, becomes more sinuous and sensuous with air while the gentle astringency of the tannins is very moreish. Bottle age brings welcome tertiary notes of leather and herb, both grip and aroma are long lasting. This is impressive upon release but even more true to itself with advancing age.
Anne Krebiehl MW

BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO DOCG 2013

93+/100 Robert Parker

94/100 James Suckling

92/100 Vinous

17 Punkte Vinum

BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO DOCG 2012

93/100 Robert Parker

94/100 James Suckling

91/100 Vinous - Antonio Galloni

BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO DOCG 2011

93/100 Robert Parker

93/100 James Suckling

92/100 Vinous - Antonio Galloni

92/100 Wine Enthusiast

2 bicchieri rossi Vini d'Italia - Gambero Rosso

BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO DOCG 2010

94/100 Robert Parker

93/100 Wine Spectator

94/100 James Suckling

94/100 Wine Enthusiast

16,5 Vinum

92/100 Doctor Wine

3 bicchieri rossi Vini d'Italia - Gambero Rosso

BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO DOCG 2009

92/100 Robert Parker

92/100 Wine Spectator

93/100 James Suckling

16+ Jancis Robinson

2 bicchieri rossi Vini d'Italia - Gambero Rosso

BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO DOCG 2008

92/100 Robert Parker

93/100 Wine Spectator

92/100 James Suckling

92/100 Vinous - Antonio Galloni

92/100 Wine Enthusiast

2 bicchieri rossi Vini d'Italia - Gambero Rosso

BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO DOCG 2007

92/100 Robert Parker

92/100 James Suckling

92/100 Vinous - Antonio Galloni

94/100 Wine Enthusiast

BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO DOCG 2006

91/100 Robert Parker

90/100 Wine Spectator

91/100 Wine Spectator

93/100 James Suckling

91/100 Vinous - Antonio Galloni

93/100 Wine Enthusiast

SUPER TRE STELLE I Vini di Veronelli

BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO DOCG 2005

91/100 Robert Parker

93/100 Wine Spectator

93/100 James Suckling

91/100 Vinous - Antonio Galloni

92/100 Wine Enthusiast

3 bicchieri rossi Vini d'Italia - Gambero Rosso

BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO DOCG 2004

92/100 Robert Parker

93/100 Wine Spectator

92/100 Vinous - Antonio Galloni

93/100 Wine Enthusiast

16,5 Vinum

SUPER TRE STELLE I Vini di Veronelli

BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO DOCG 2001

92/100 Wine Spectator

92/100 Wine Enthusiast