2013 Il Marroneto Brunello di Monatlcino Madonna delle Grazie Riserva
Sangiovese - 1.5L
  • WA 99
  • WE 98
  • DC 96

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WA 99
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2019
The stunning 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Madonna Delle Grazie is a protagonist of the vintage. This growing season has produced a collection of iconic wines, and to my palate none is more impressive than this... The stunning 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Madonna Delle Grazie is a protagonist of the vintage. This growing season has produced a collection of iconic wines, and to my palate none is more impressive than this. This is the first time Alessandro Mori has produced a riserva. He did so because he "fell in love with a single barrel" as he puts it. That botte was left to age for an additional year (for a total of 41 months) and once bottled, it produced 1,700 magnums and 66 750-milliliter bottles. I had preview tasted this wine from botte last year, and this review is based on a tasting of one of those 750-milliliter samples. This unique riserva opens to a beautifully saturated and dark ruby hue. The wine presents an even sequence of aromas that segues from dark forest fruit to balsam herb and crushed rock. The careful balance of aromas is impeccable. The wine is robust and firmly textured, with a bright culmination of Sangiovese acidity that adds overall radiance and brilliance. It has all the criteria necessary for a long and successful aging trajectory. I struggled to score this wine and the only reason it fell short of a perfect score is because I have the memory of the stunning 2010 vintage so clear in my mind. - Monica Larner
WE 98
Wine Enthusiast, May 2019
Enticing scents of rose, iris, aromatic herb and perfumed berry mingle with an earthy whiff of new leather on this stunning wine. It's a classically styled, focused Brunello that boasts elegance and structure, delivering... Enticing scents of rose, iris, aromatic herb and perfumed berry mingle with an earthy whiff of new leather on this stunning wine. It's a classically styled, focused Brunello that boasts elegance and structure, delivering dried black-cherry, raspberry compote, tobacco and black-tea flavors. It's still youthfully austere, with taut, noble tannins and vibrant acidity that bestow tension and an ageworthy structure. Drink 2025–2038.
DC 96
Decanter, February 2019
Alessandro Mori has 42 harvests under his belt yet this is the very first vintage in which he has released a Riserva. Sourced from his 1.6ha north-facing Madonna delle Grazie vineyard, it's a separate bottling of a single... Alessandro Mori has 42 harvests under his belt yet this is the very first vintage in which he has released a Riserva. Sourced from his 1.6ha north-facing Madonna delle Grazie vineyard, it's a separate bottling of a single botte, which Mori compares to a schoolchild who demonstrates a special gift at a young age. In a single, informal taste, this wine demonstrates its breed, beauty and potential, with dark nuances of forest earth, violet, stone and blue fruit. It's deep and concentrated but not rich. Racy acidity meets long, fine, powdery tannins with a commanding grip and a finish that just doesn't quit.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Brunello di Montalcino
Vintage 2013
Percent alcohol 14%
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.