2011 Il Marroneto Brunello di Montalcino Madonna delle Grazie
Sangiovese Grosso - 750ML
  • WA 96
  • AG 96
  • WE 95
  • WS 91

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In Stock: 6 btls
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ETA: Pending

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WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2016
This Brunello comes from one of the finest single vineyards in the Montalcino appellation. Last year, I awarded this wine 100 points. This year, I encountered many similar characteristics to remind me of that... This Brunello comes from one of the finest single vineyards in the Montalcino appellation. Last year, I awarded this wine 100 points. This year, I encountered many similar characteristics to remind me of that unforgettable masterpiece. The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino Madonna delle Grazie is an excellent wine that offers enormous variety purity with bright berry aromas, pressed violets, wet earth, cola and powdered licorice. The wine is translucent, brilliant and luminous with bright ruby highlights. It's a medium-bodied expression with grace, buoyancy and enormous integrity. If you love Sangiovese, you will adore Madonna delle Grazie. - Monica Larner
AG 96
Antonio Galloni - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, February 2016
The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino Madonna delle Grazie is quite a bit darker and deeper than the straight Brunello, but it retains that super-classic element of weightlessness that is such a signature of this site... The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino Madonna delle Grazie is quite a bit darker and deeper than the straight Brunello, but it retains that super-classic element of weightlessness that is such a signature of this site. Macerated dark cherries, hard candy, menthol, licorice and cloves are some of the signatures in this exotic, intensely perfumed Brunello from Il Marroneto. The Madonna delle Grazie is not necessarily a better or more complex wine than the straight Brunello, but rather a different expression of this site on the northern side of town.
WE 95
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, May 2016
This is perfumed with classic scents of wild cherry, leather, crushed violet, baking spice and a balsamic note. The bold palate delivers juicy black cherry, black raspberry, anise, white pepper and cinnamon alongside firm... This is perfumed with classic scents of wild cherry, leather, crushed violet, baking spice and a balsamic note. The bold palate delivers juicy black cherry, black raspberry, anise, white pepper and cinnamon alongside firm tannins. Despite the hefty body, it also shows an almost weightless elegance while the fruit richness seamlessly supports the warmth of alcohol on the close.
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, June 2016
Cherry and raspberry flavors play off the tobacco, spice and earth notes in this taut, athletic red. Nicely balanced, with a long finish echoing the fruit and tobacco details. Best from 2018 through 2029. 400 cases made. –BS
Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese Grosso
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Brunello di Montalcino
Vintage 2011
Percent alcohol 15%
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.