Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2014

Le Chiuse

On this 6ha vineyard, 15 year-old cordon spur-trained Sangiovese Grosso vines are planted at a density of 4,500 plants/ha. The grapes are harvested by hand in the last week of September, are then crushed and transferred to tank by gravity. The Brunello endures 18 days maceration / fermentation period (29C) with natural yeasts and frequent punch-down of the cap during the first week to promote extraction. The wine is then racked 2/3 times until March, when it is transferred to oak. The aging process takes 3 years in 20HL Allier and Slavonian botte followed by 2 years in bottle. 14,000 bottles produced.

Additional Information

Le Chiuse Brunello is a clear wine, bright garnet red in colour. It has an intense persistent fragrance, pure and full-bodied. Various fragrances can be recognize, from forest fruits to light vanilla. To the taste the wine is smooth and elegant, dry with an excellent persistent of aroma. It ages well, improving with time. It should be served at a temperature of 18-20°C, the bottle having been left in a warm place for at least 24 hours and uncorked several hours before serving. Every vintage has its own determining characteristics and features. In the best vintages, 20% of the production is seat to age in our cellars for a further year thereby becoming “Reserve”.” –Simonetta Valiani

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Brunello di Montalcino
  • Winemaker: Lorenzo Magnelli
  • Sustainability: Organic Certified
  • Soil: Limestone, clay, schist, galestro
  • Avg Vine Age: 15 years
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Avg Production: 14,000 bottles
  • Sizes Available: 750ml, 375ml
  • Pack Size: 6/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Sangiovese Grosso

Recent Press

  • Food & Wine Author: Brian Freedman
    Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2020
    9 Brunello di Montalcinos You Should Buy Right Now -- "Aromas of forest floor and underbrush are perked up by mixed cherries that precede a palate of haunting elegance, in which earthier notes find a counterpart in more dried-floral notes, with the finish quietly resolving in cranberries, red cherries, and zippy minerality. There is a juiciness and generosity here that is hard not to love."
  • Score: 95 Points

    Wine Enthusiast Author: Kerin O'Keefe
    Date: Monday, November 25, 2019
    "Showing the firm's hallmark of remarkable elegance, this fragrant, linear red opens with enticing scents of red berry, blue flower, rose, white pepper and crushed herb. The vibrant palate boasts compelling finesse and tension, delivering juicy red cherry, strawberry compote, star anise and a hint of tobacco. Taut, refined tannins and bright acidity provide balance and seamless support. It screams out for food. Drink 2021–2029."
    Grade: The Enthusiast 100 Wines of 2019 - #50, Editor's Choice
  • Score: 91 Points Author: James Suckling
    Date: Sunday, June 16, 2019
    "The nose offers cooler blue-fruit aromas with fresh, violet-like aromas. On the palate there’s freshness and vitality that makes for attractive drinking now."

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