2010 Il Marroneto Brunello di Montalcino Madonna delle Grazie
Sangiovese Grosso - 750ML
  • WA 100
  • WE 99
  • VN 97
  • WS 95
  • JS 94

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Reg: $465.00

$455.00

In Stock: 3 btls
Ships Immediately

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ETA: Pending

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WA 100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2015
The purest and most profound expression of Sangiovese on the market today, the 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Madonna delle Grazie is a monumental achievement. It represents the pinnacle of varietal perfection from one of... The purest and most profound expression of Sangiovese on the market today, the 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Madonna delle Grazie is a monumental achievement. It represents the pinnacle of varietal perfection from one of the best vintages on record in Montalcino. The wine opens to a beautifully saturated ruby color with vibrant crimson highlights. It shows an enormous sense of inner energy and vitality characteristic only of the best quality grapes. It continues to deliver crisp tones of small forest berry, pressed violets, wet earth, white truffle, licorice, balsam herb and all the other lovely aromas that are so distinctive in wines from this stunning part of Tuscany. The tannins are firm and linear, adding a great sense of support at the back and lingering persistency. The wine is profoundly beautiful today and shows all the criteria necessary for 20 years or more of cellar aging. Brunello Madonna Delle Grazie represents the enormous promise of Montalcino. - Monica Larner
WE 99
Wine Enthusiast, May 2015
Beautiful aromas of violet, rose, pressed powder, perfumed berry and refreshing mint mingle in the glass. The focused palate boasts power and finesse, and delivers a great depth of flavors including ripe black cherry... Beautiful aromas of violet, rose, pressed powder, perfumed berry and refreshing mint mingle in the glass. The focused palate boasts power and finesse, and delivers a great depth of flavors including ripe black cherry, licorice, tobacco and mineral. It’s still young, with youthfully austere tannins and bright acidity, but this has the fruit richness and structure for lengthy aging. Hold for complexity; drink 2020–2040.
VN 97
Vinous, December 2015
Il Marroneto’s 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Madonna delle Grazie is deep, dark and savory. An exotic melange of herbs, dried flowers and minerals wrap around the intense, powerful fruit. There is a lot going on in the... Il Marroneto’s 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Madonna delle Grazie is deep, dark and savory. An exotic melange of herbs, dried flowers and minerals wrap around the intense, powerful fruit. There is a lot going on in the glass as the wine continues to open up. If there is one word that comes to mind, it is this: wild. What a wine!
WS 95
Wine Spectator, March 2015
Bright and pure, offering cherry, raspberry, spice and underbrush flavors. Features ample tannins, ripe and mouthcoating, but the beam of acidity drives the fruit, mineral and spice flavors to a lingering conclusion... Bright and pure, offering cherry, raspberry, spice and underbrush flavors. Features ample tannins, ripe and mouthcoating, but the beam of acidity drives the fruit, mineral and spice flavors to a lingering conclusion. Combines power and finesse. Best from 2018 through 2035.—B.S.
JS 94
jamessuckling.com, January 2015
Fabulous aromas of dried orange peel, smoke, cherry, and hints of cream. It's full body, with soft and silky tannins and a long and intense finish. Long and very pretty. Very balanced. Drink or hold.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese Grosso
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Brunello di Montalcino
Vintage 2010
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

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.