2012 Il Marroneto Brunello di Montalcino
Sangiovese Grosso - 750ML
  • WA 96
  • WS 94
  • VN 93

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WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2017
Made strictly according to the Sangiovese playbook, the Il Marroneto 2012 Brunello di Montalcino shows that exacting Sangiovese precision and personality. This is Alessandro Mori's greatest talent. He takes this workhorse... Made strictly according to the Sangiovese playbook, the Il Marroneto 2012 Brunello di Montalcino shows that exacting Sangiovese precision and personality. This is Alessandro Mori's greatest talent. He takes this workhorse grape and gives it a platform to articulate its most hidden and intricate inner feelings and sentiments. This is a bright and very tight red wine that will benefit from more years to flesh out further. All those budding aromas of wild berry, licorice, cola, and blue flower are strategically in place and ready to explode in time. The wine opens to a luminous dark ruby color and a compact mouthfeel that is spicy and fresh on the close. This is an impressive annata wine that shows the personal evolution of a man and his estate. - Monica Larner
WS 94
Wine Spectator, February 2017
This offers a mix of strawberry and cherry fruit that is very pure, married to an elegant frame. Beautifully balanced, with refined tannins and a mineral-, tobacco- and spice-tinged aftertaste. Best from 2020... This offers a mix of strawberry and cherry fruit that is very pure, married to an elegant frame. Beautifully balanced, with refined tannins and a mineral-, tobacco- and spice-tinged aftertaste. Best from 2020 through 2032. — B.S.
VN 93
Antonio Galloni's Vinous, March 2017
93+ Bright deep red. Youthfully reticent nose offers aromas of strawberry, raspberry, minerals and violets. Clean, fresh and juicy, with knockout inner-mouth perfume to the red berry and cherry flavors. Finishes long... 93+ Bright deep red. Youthfully reticent nose offers aromas of strawberry, raspberry, minerals and violets. Clean, fresh and juicy, with knockout inner-mouth perfume to the red berry and cherry flavors. Finishes long, vibrant and multilayered, with a delightfully refined mouth feel. An early candidate for the wine with the finest tannins of the vintage. -- Ian D'Agata
Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese Grosso
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Brunello di Montalcino
Vintage 2012
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork

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.