Diecianni Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG 2010

Le Chiuse

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 Information

Intense, 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.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Brunello di Montalcino Riserva
  • Winemaker: Lorenzo Magnelli
  • Sustainability: Organic Certified
  • Soil: Limestone, clay, schist, galestro
  • Avg Vine Age: 15 years
  • Alcohol: 14%
  • Ttl Acidity: 5.76 g/l
  • Residual Sugar: 1.5 g/l
  • Pack Size: 6/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Sangiovese Grosso

Recent Press

  • Score: 97 Points

    Wine Spectator Insider Author: Bruce Sanderson
    Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2020
    "Complex and ready to enjoy now, this red features cherry, plum, leather, iron and wild herb flavors. The vibrant acidity keeps this resonant and tangy, while an inherent spiciness lends distinction and allure. Shows fine balance and a lingering, savory aftertaste. Drink now through 2038. From Italy."
  • Score: 99 Points

    Wine Enthusiast Author: Kerin O'Keefe
    Date: Friday, March 27, 2020
    "Released after 10 years aging in the estate's cellars, this drop-dead gorgeous, classy red shows its celebrated pedigree. Made from vineyards that once supplied grapes for the famous Biondi Santi Riservas, this stunning red opens with classic aromas of red berry, rose, dark spice and crushed herb, while the radiant, elegantly structured palate delivers juicy red cherry, orange zest, licorice and crushed mint before a mineral note graces the long finish. Taut, refined tannins and fresh acidity keep it impeccably balanced. Drink 2022–2060."
    Grade: Cellar Selection
  • The Wine Advocate Author: Monica Larner
    Date: Friday, January 31, 2020
    "Here's a real treat. Le Chiuse's 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Diecianni is a late-release wine that is hitting the market 10 years after the vintage. It undergoes a total of 48 months of aging in Slavonian oak casks followed by 5.5 years of bottle aging. The wine opens to a dark garnet color with crimson highlights. The bouquet shows the signs of its age with delicately evolved notes of camphor ash and licorice that rise above a core of dark cherry and blackberry fruit. The wine's beautiful intensity comes as a pleasant surprise. You gets hints of smoke and mineral that make for a sultry and savory finish. A mere 4,000 bottles were made, and we will see them in February 2020."
    Grade: 97+ points

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