CINGHIALE RATING 4
Bright red-transparent. Fresh, juicy aromas of cherries, raspberries and other tart fruit. Well balanced with good structure all the way through. Excellent potential-slightly closed in. Fun to drink.
Wine Advocate 94
The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino offers up freshly cut flowers, black cherries, minerals, new leather and menthol in a polished, totally vibrant style that is highly appealing. Over time, the wine’s inner sweetness emerges, hinting at what is in store over the coming years. Still quite firm, the estate’s Brunello will need a few years in the cellar. It will appeal most to readers who like firm, ageworthy wines. This finish impresses for its focus and overall purity. Smoke, underbrush, tar and a host of other aromas and flavors add complexity on the finish.
|Wine maker notes
|A classic and elegant Brunello that is fragrant and fruity on the nose and well-structured on the palate, with a long elegant finish. Pairs well with roasted meat dishes and robust Tuscan recipes.
|Il Marroneto was purchased in 1974 by Giuseppe Mori, father of the current owner, Alessandro Mori. Initially, the Mori family made wine in two small rooms in the basement of the family home. As the company evolved, the basement was expanded and Alessandro took over the family business, following his passion.
The towers of the city of Siena are the backdrop of the estate’s vineyards located high on the slopes of the hill of Montalcino, an area where grapes have been cultivated since the times of the Etruscans.
Alessandro Mori grows only Sangiovese grapes and follows a biodynamic approach to cultivation (although not certified), always abiding by the strict Montalcino regulations. No herbicides are used on the plants.
The wines are aged in the coveted Allier and Slovenian oak casks located in the 13th-century tower which, in past centuries, was used for drying out chestnuts.