2009 Il Marroneto Brunello di Montalcino
Sangiovese Grosso - 750ML
  • W&S 93
  • WE 92
  • IWC 91
  • WS 90

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In Stock: 24+ btls
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ETA: Pending

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W&S 93
Wine & Spirits, April 2015
This structured and mineral-laden Brunello spent 39 months in large casks. Sangiovese flavors of red cherry shine, with earthy sotto bosco notes and pleasant touches of cardamom and fennel seed. Vibrant and fresh, this... This structured and mineral-laden Brunello spent 39 months in large casks. Sangiovese flavors of red cherry shine, with earthy sotto bosco notes and pleasant touches of cardamom and fennel seed. Vibrant and fresh, this will reveal more after a few years in bottle softens the tannins.
WE 92
Wine Enthusiast, May 2014
Elegant and structured, it unfolds with black berry, blue flower, spice and leather aromas. It has dense wild cherry flavors accented with notes of Mediterranean herbs, white pepper, sage and mineral alongside assertive... Elegant and structured, it unfolds with black berry, blue flower, spice and leather aromas. It has dense wild cherry flavors accented with notes of Mediterranean herbs, white pepper, sage and mineral alongside assertive tannins. This should develop nicely over the next few years. Drink 2016–2024.
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2014
Bright red with a garnet rim. Aromas of red cherry, citrus fruit and licorice, along with a loamy nuance. Dense, suave and juicy, displaying very good lift to the red berry and mineral flavors. Finishes pure and very... Bright red with a garnet rim. Aromas of red cherry, citrus fruit and licorice, along with a loamy nuance. Dense, suave and juicy, displaying very good lift to the red berry and mineral flavors. Finishes pure and very long. - Ian D'Agata
WS 90
Wine Spectator, January 2014
Cherry, strawberry and floral aromas and flavors highlight this elegant, firmly structured red. Balanced and long. Improves with air, so cellar short-term or decant now. Best from 2016 through 2026. 1,666 cases made. –BS
JJB 90
JJ Buckley, March 2018
Medium garnet at the core and at the rim. Showy on the nose and really starting to express the first signs of maturation with aromas of Nocino, dates, black olive tapenade, and a ferrous quality. Open-knit on the palate... Medium garnet at the core and at the rim. Showy on the nose and really starting to express the first signs of maturation with aromas of Nocino, dates, black olive tapenade, and a ferrous quality. Open-knit on the palate with mouthwatering acidity from start to finish to lift the juicy flavors of cherry, fig, dates and black olives. Soft, dusty tannins round out the finish. In a great drinking window right now and will hold over the next 3-5 years. Enjoy with charcuterie.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese Grosso
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Brunello di Montalcino
Vintage 2009

Label

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.