BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO RISERVA DOCG

Only a truly extraordinary harvest can produce the Castello Romitorio Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG. Since its establishment in 1984, Castello Romitorio has released only 10 vintages of this wine. A rigorous selection of grapes is made from the estate’s eldest vineyards located in the northern zone of Montalcino. Each vineyard block is monitored throughout the vegetative process, blocks are chosen and each cluster is carefully tended in order to ensure that the fruit reaches a consistent and optimal ripeness.

The Sangiovese clusters are harvested carefully and meticulously by hand, with hand sorting of the best grapes both before and after destemming. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks with an initial short period of cold maceration, followed by a period of maceration at a higher controlled temperature. Malolactic fermentation is naturally caused. The wine is then rested to separate the lees.

It matures in oak for a minimum of 24 months, and, after bottling, it is aged in Castello Romitorio’s temperaturecontrolled cellars until release.

LABEL

The white label depicts a small ‘acquaforte’ by Sandro Chia from the late 1970s. This is one of his earliest figurative works and portrays a young man with a walking stick. Demonstrating Sandro’s sense of humor and ability to blend the real with the surreal, this image symbolizes wisdom and knowledge, perseverance and patience, tradition and beauty. All of these attributes are needed to produce a truly special Brunello di Montalcino Riserva.

BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO DOCG RISERVA 2016

97/100 Eric Guido, Vinous.com

97/100 Raffaele Vecchione, winescritic.com

97/100 Daniele Cernilli, Doctor Wine

96/100 Monica Larner, Wine Advocate

96/100 Michaela Morris, Decanter

BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO DOCG RISERVA 2015

98/100 Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator

98/100 Raffaele Vecchione, winescritic.com

96/100 Monica Larner, Wine Advocate

96/100 James Suckling, jamessuckling.com

95+/100 Eric Guido, Vinous.com

BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO DOCG RISERVA 2013

98/100 Raffaele Vecchione, winescritic.com

96/100 Monica Larner, Wine Advocate

95/100 James Suckling, jamessuckling.com

94/100 Ian D'Agata, Vinous.com

94/100 Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator

BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO DOCG RISERVA 2012

95/100 Monica Larner, Wine Advocate

95/100 Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator

95/100 James Suckling, jamessuckling.com

BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO DOCG RISERVA 2010

97/100 James Suckling, jamessuckling.com

97/100 Monica Larner, Wine Advocate

96/100 Doctor Wine

94/100 Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator

BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO DOCG RISERVA 2007

94/100 Wine Enthusiast

BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO DOCG RISERVA 2006

95/100 Wine Enthusiast

94/100 Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator

BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO DOCG RISERVA 2004

TUSCAN TROPHY – CHALLENGE ‘10 International Wine Challenge UK

IWC champion red wine 2010 International Wine Challenge UK

Italian Red Trophy – CHALLENGE ‘10 International Wine Challenge UK

Brunello di Montalcino Trophy– CHALLENGE ‘10 International Wine Challenge UK

96/100 James Suckling, Wine Spectator

94/100 Wine Enthusiast

BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO DOCG RISERVA 1997

96/100 James Suckling, Wine Spectator

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