Date: Sep 08/11, Thu Time: 05:00:00-08:00:00 Style: Drop-In
Gianni Brunelli Wine Tasting - Courtesy of our friends at Trialto Wine Group, we are pleased to have Laura Brunelli at FWR showing wines from her incredible estate, Gianni Brunelli.
With a name like his, Gianni Brunelli almost had to be a producer of Brunello, and indeed he is of an old Montalcino family. Gianni's father however, had sold their family estate, and moved into the restaurant business with his famous Michelin-starred restaurant Osteria Le Logge in Siena. Gianni purchased back the 2.5 hectare family estate (Le Chiuse di Siotto) in 1988, with further expansion in 1996. While Gianni Brunelli passed away in 2008, his wife Laura continues to craft top quality Rosso di Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino and IGT Toscana wines and also runs the family restaurant with the help of oenologist Paolo Vagaggini. Although the winemaking approach between Gianni and Laura is traditional in style, (using large Slavonian oak botti), her wines have incredible depth of colour and rich, ripe fruit and the feel of a modern approachable wine. Brunelli's Brunellos boast a sufficient backbone and length to carry them through a couple of decades.
Don't miss this opportunity to taste and purchase wines from one of the top producers in Montalcino!
Wines to be sampled include:
2008 Rosso di Montalcino
2007 IGT Toscana 'Amor Costante' (the cost of love)
2006 Brunello di Montalcino - 93 points, Wine Advocate:
"The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino is a gorgeous wine graced with red berries, spices, sweet tobacco, cedar and leather. In 2006, the estate's Brunello has an extra degree of inner sweetness and perfume that make it particularly compelling. Today the fruit is quite primary, yet the tannins are so silky and polished the wine is delicious even at this early stage. This is a fabulous effort from Brunelli. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2026."