Le Chiuse - Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG 2007
Terroir: On this 6ha vineyard, 15 year-old, cordon spur-trained Sangiovese Grosso vines are planted at a density of 4,500 plants/ha. Here, Sangiovese Grosso fruit is harvested by hand. Often no more than 10% of the Brunello fruit is selected for the Riserva bottling at the sorting table and is vinified separately.
Vinification: Grapes are crushed and transferred to tank by gravity followed by a 15-day maceration period at 29’c with frequent punch down of to cap during the first week to promote extraction. The wine is aged for three years in a combination of Allier and Slavonian casks followed by two additional years in bottle.
Riserva is only made in the top vintages
Additional Details editIntense, ruby red in color with garnet hues, this very aromatic wine shows violet, prune, pepper, spice and licorice on the nose. Full-bodied, savory with fruit and spices confirmed on this refined palate. Long and silky.
- Appellation: Brunello di Montalcino Riserva
- Winemaker: Lorenzo Magnelli
- Sustainability: Organic Certified
- Soil: Limestone, clay, schist, galestro
- Vineyard Acreage: textinput
- Avg Vine Age: 15 years
- Yield: textinput
- Alcohol: 14%
- Ttl Acidity: 5.76 g/l
- Residual Sugar: 1.5 g/l
- Avg Production: textinput
- Sizes Available: 750ml
- Pack Size: 6/750ml
- UPC Code: Inquire
- Varietals: 100% Sangiovese Grosso
Recent News edit
The Wine Advocate Rating: 91
Author: Antonio Galloni
Date: Thursday, November 13, 2014
"A virile, imposing wine, the 2007 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva offers up sweet black cherries, spices, cloves, melted road tar, menthol and dried flowers, all in the rich, textured style of the year. The 2007 possesses gorgeous freshness and impeccable overall balance from start to finish. It can be enjoyed today or cellared for at least a handful of years. A textured, authoritative finish rounds things out nicely. This is very well done. The 2007 spent 48 months in cask, all of which it handled with grace."