2004 Il Marroneto Brunello di Montalcino
Sangiovese Grosso - 750ML
  • WS 92
  • AG 92

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Wine Spectator, May 2009
Has freshly cut wood with black cherries and berries on the nose. Full-bodied with chewy polished tannins but also lots of berry and cedar flavors. Needs time. Best from 2011 through 2016. 1400 cases made.
AG 92
Antonio Galloni's Vinous, October 2016
The 2004 Brunello di Montalcino is attractive, if somewhat rustic and rough around the edges. Dark red cherry, worn-in leather, smoke, tobacco and game are some of the signatures. Readers should expect a virile, gamy... The 2004 Brunello di Montalcino is attractive, if somewhat rustic and rough around the edges. Dark red cherry, worn-in leather, smoke, tobacco and game are some of the signatures. Readers should expect a virile, gamy Brunello. The tannins remain formidable and are also likely to outlast the fruit, so the 2004 is likely to offer a relatively brief window where all the elements are in balance.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese Grosso
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Brunello di Montalcino
Vintage 2004

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Il Marroneto’s classical Brunello, from 100% Sangiovese Grosso, is made in the traditional style - elegant and at the same time, structured. It results from a vinification whose aim is to show as much as possible the wonderful aromatics of the varietal and allow the terroir of the vineyard and the region to shine.

Winery

Il Marroneto

Il Marroneto is regarded as one of ten historic companies of Montalcino. Purchased in 1974 by Giuseppe Mori, a lawyer and father of the current owner of the company, Alessandro Mori, he decided to make Brunello, “a little for fun and a bit for passion”. Together with his two sons, they began their wine adventure using two small rooms in one of the estate’s historic buildings dating to 1246, previously used for drying chestnuts.

The vineyards of Il Marroneto extend on the north slope of the hill, about 350m high, in the immediate vicinity of the walls of the town of Montalcino. The first 3,000 meters of vineyard were planted in 1975, the rest in 1979 and finally 9,000 meters were planted in 1984.

Vineyard management is based on a traditional and minimalist philosophy, treating the vines as little as possible, avoiding excessive production, and following the practice of using natural grasses between vine rows. Great attention has been paid to the vineyard’s ecosystem, allowing the Sangiovese to have space to develop excellent roots. The result is a very elegant wine, rich in aromas, classic, and worthy of contemplation.