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Le Chiuse Rosso di Montalcino 2021 750ml

SKU: N2153440 ISBN:

Is bursting with notes of ripe mixed berries and fruit cocktail. Medium-bodied_read more

$47.99
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Wine Information:

Country: Italy

Region: Tuscany

Sub-Region:

Appellation: Rosso di Montalcino

Variety: Sangiovese Blend

Type: Reds

Size: 750ml

$47.99
 

Located in North of Montalcino, the Le Chiuse estate lies on the north-east hillside of Montosoli. Le Chiuse played a key role in the vineyard holdings of the legendary Biondi-Santi family since the late 18th Century when they used these vineyards for their Riserva bottling. Handed down, generation to generation the current owner, Simonetta Valiani is the great granddaughter of Ferruccio Biondi-Santi.

Simonetta regained full ownership of the property in 1993 when she decided to produce her own wine under the label “Brunello Le Chiuse” with her husband, Nicolò Magnelli and their son, Lorenzo. Until then, the vineyards were rented to her uncle, Franco Biondi-Santi, still used for their Riserva bottling. Together, the family restored the farmhouse buildings, the chapel, built a new underground-cellar and planted new vineyards with traditional methods necessary to produce classically styled Brunello di Montalcino.

Jeb Dunnuck 91 Points: A joyful wine, the 2021 Rosso Di Montalcino is exuberant with poppy aromatics of candied cherry, flowers, and cinnamon and is bursting with notes of ripe mixed berries and fruit cocktail. Medium-bodied, with a soft texture and almost Grenache-like ease, on the palate, it reveals notes of wild raspberry and herbes de Provence. It is a lovely wine to drink over the next 6-8 years.