2008 Il Marroneto Brunello di Montalcino Madonna delle Grazie
Sangiovese Grosso - 750ML
  • IWC 93
  • WS 92
  • AG 92
  • JS 92
  • WE 91

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In Stock: 24+ btls
Ships Inmediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2013
Bright ruby. Subtly perfumed aromas of red cherry, dark plum, violet, mint and sweet spices. Smooth, sexy and sweet on the palate, with harmonious acidity giving a light touch to the ripe red fruit, mineral and mocha... Bright ruby. Subtly perfumed aromas of red cherry, dark plum, violet, mint and sweet spices. Smooth, sexy and sweet on the palate, with harmonious acidity giving a light touch to the ripe red fruit, mineral and mocha flavors. Perhaps best today on the very long aftertaste, which features serious but ripe tannins and lingering rich, ripe red and black fruit flavors. This is one of the stars of the vintage and is much better than the Brunello normale; it's everything you could ask of a Brunello in 2008. - Ian D'Agata
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, June 2013
Exhibits fine purity and definition, with cherry, raspberry and floral flavors. Tightens up on the finish, revealing plenty of sweet fruit and a metallic element on the long aftertaste. Best from 2016 through 2035.
AG 92
Antonio Galloni - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, September 2013
The estate's top selection, the 2008 Brunello di Montalcino Madonna delle Grazie, is plush, rich and authoritative. At the same time, though, it isn't materially better or more complex than the straight bottling, but... The estate's top selection, the 2008 Brunello di Montalcino Madonna delle Grazie, is plush, rich and authoritative. At the same time, though, it isn't materially better or more complex than the straight bottling, but rather a darker wine with bolder, bigger texture. Rose petals, licorice, sweet red berries and game linger on the powerful, incisive finish.
JS 92
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 2013
Wonderful aromas of ripe strawberries with hints of hazelnuts. Full body, with well-integrated tannins, ripe fruit and fresh acidity. Juicy finish. Drink or hold.
WE 91
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, May 2013
This Brunello Selezione epitomizes the clean, polished and easygoing style of the 2008 vintage. The wine shows a savory side with aromas of cured meat and dried herb, as well as a bold fruit side with plush cherry and... This Brunello Selezione epitomizes the clean, polished and easygoing style of the 2008 vintage. The wine shows a savory side with aromas of cured meat and dried herb, as well as a bold fruit side with plush cherry and blackberry. The acidity is high, but is also balanced out by its natural density and rich texture.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese Grosso
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Brunello di Montalcino
Vintage 2008

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.