2015 Il Marroneto Brunello di Montalcino Madonna delle Grazie
Sangiovese Grosso - 750ML
  • WE 100
  • WA 98
  • DC 98
  • VN 97
  • WS 93

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WE 100
Wine Enthusiast, May 2020
Violet, iris, warm spice, new leather, earth and wild berry are just some of the aromas you'll find on this tantalizingly fragrant, gorgeous red. Linear and elegant, the radiant palate shows youthful tension, boasting red... expand Violet, iris, warm spice, new leather, earth and wild berry are just some of the aromas you'll find on this tantalizingly fragrant, gorgeous red. Linear and elegant, the radiant palate shows youthful tension, boasting red cherry, pomegranate, star anise, baking spice and orange zest framed in tightly wound, polished tannins and bright acidity. Drink 2025–2040. - KERIN O’KEEFE collapse
WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2020
(98+ points) The Il Marroneto 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Madonna delle Grazie creeps up on you slowly. Give this wine ample time to open and put on weight and volume. Or better yet, just stick the bottle in your cellar... expand (98+ points) The Il Marroneto 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Madonna delle Grazie creeps up on you slowly. Give this wine ample time to open and put on weight and volume. Or better yet, just stick the bottle in your cellar for a few more years. Fruit comes from a 1.6-hectare parcel at 420 meters above sea level. This site, located just below the Madonna delle Grazie chapel, has sandy mineral-rich soils. This wine is very different from the Alessandro Mori's classic Brunello. Here, you get that beautiful purity in the bouquet, but you also get a different mouthfeel that is characterized by more structure and a firmer set of tannins. However, the overall integration is superior here considering that this wine is richer and has more material and overall density. Cherry, grenadine and cassis are followed by jasmine and even a touch of exotic fruit. As the wine opens, you catch a hint of mesquite or hickory smoke. Some 7,040 bottles were made. This wine was bottled in June 2019, and it hit the market in January 2020._ML collapse
DC 98
Decanter, February 2020
Alessandro Mori's 1.6ha Madonna delle Grazie vineyard is always vinified separately. During ageing, he decides whether to bottle it on its own or - in a vintage like 2014 - to blend it with the rest of his parcels. It is... expand Alessandro Mori's 1.6ha Madonna delle Grazie vineyard is always vinified separately. During ageing, he decides whether to bottle it on its own or - in a vintage like 2014 - to blend it with the rest of his parcels. It is no surprise that he produced this bottling in 2015, which has a markedly different character than his regular Brunello. Much more brooding at the moment, this eventually opens with incense, black cherry and exotic spice. The palate is centred around a firm backbone which effortlessly supports a core of pristine fruit. It has a sinewy build but remains nimble in its power. The finish hints at charms to come with flecks of heather and cherry blossom lingering. Drinking Window 2023 - 2038 collapse
VN 97
Vinous, April 2020
The 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Madonna delle Grazie is showing a much darker and more backward bouquet, as earth tones and smoky minerals give way to woodland berries, white smoke, crushed fall leaves, worn leather, and... expand The 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Madonna delle Grazie is showing a much darker and more backward bouquet, as earth tones and smoky minerals give way to woodland berries, white smoke, crushed fall leaves, worn leather, and a hint of licorice. On the palate, I’m finding soft textures with depths of dark red fruits and spice, as savory herbs and mineral tones come forward, overlaying fine tannins. The finish is long, showing its powerful structure, as dried black cherry and inner florals resonate over a core of grippy tannin. Hands off the 2015 Madonna delle Grazie for at least the next three to five years; it’s an epic wine in the making. -- Eric Guido collapse
WS 93
Wine Spectator, June 2020
Balsamic aromas and flavors of juniper, pine and wild thyme dominate the cherry and berry fruit for now, but this red displays a lightness and freshness that offsets the rugged tannins. Ends with an iron streak. Best from... expand Balsamic aromas and flavors of juniper, pine and wild thyme dominate the cherry and berry fruit for now, but this red displays a lightness and freshness that offsets the rugged tannins. Ends with an iron streak. Best from 2023 through 2042. – BS collapse
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese Grosso
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Brunello di Montalcino
Vintage 2015
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.15%
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.