2015 Le Ragnaie Brunello di Montalcino Casanovina Montosoli
Sangiovese - 750ML
2015 Le Ragnaie Brunello di Montalcino Casanovina Montosoli
  • WS 97
  • WE 96
  • WA 95
  • JS 95

In Stock: 18 btls
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Pre-Arrival: 6 btls
ETA: Jul. 2021

In Stock: 18 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 6 btls
ETA: Jul. 2021

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WS 97
Wine Spectator, June 2020
Offering complex aromas of rose, truffle, cherry, leather, iron and licorice, this keeps coming at you, delivering ripe flavors and depth. Shows terrific balance and a long, lively aftertaste of sweet cherry, berry...   Offering complex aromas of rose, truffle, cherry, leather, iron and licorice, this keeps coming at you, delivering ripe flavors and depth. Shows terrific balance and a long, lively aftertaste of sweet cherry, berry, mineral and savory notes. Best from 2023 through 2045. – BS  
WE 96
Wine Enthusiast, May 2020
Earthy aromas of underbrush, scorched earth, leather and fragrant blue flower mingle with whiffs of exotic spice on this full-bodied red. It's chewy and delicious, doling out raspberry jam, baked plum, cocoa and licorice...   Earthy aromas of underbrush, scorched earth, leather and fragrant blue flower mingle with whiffs of exotic spice on this full-bodied red. It's chewy and delicious, doling out raspberry jam, baked plum, cocoa and licorice alongside enveloping velvety tannins. It closes on a hint of dried mint. Drink 2023–2035. KERIN O’KEEFE  
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2020
(95+ points) Here is a new wine from Le Ragnaie with fruit coming exclusively from the celebrated Montosoli hill. Le Ragnaie's 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Casanovina Montosoli veers toward graceful tones of wild cherry...   (95+ points) Here is a new wine from Le Ragnaie with fruit coming exclusively from the celebrated Montosoli hill. Le Ragnaie's 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Casanovina Montosoli veers toward graceful tones of wild cherry, pressed blueberries and those little bluebell violets that grow deep in the forest. The aromas here are more pungent and vertical in character with cola and medicinal tones that rise directly from the top. The mouthfeel is compact and lean, with long, medium-weight staying power that leaves a precise and sharply chiseled trail of fruit flavors. This Casanovina Montosoli expression is a real treat thanks to those lingering tones of crushed mineral and smoke. These are very encouraging results. Of these new releases from Le Ragnaie, my money is on this bottle for the best cellar-aging performance. It was bottled in April 2019 and will go to market in February 2020. Some 3,500 bottles were produced.- ML  
JS 95
jamessuckling.com, November 2019
So much black-cherry and fresh-mushroom character with chocolate undertones. Full body and round, chewy tannins. Spicy and decadent undertones. New wine. Better after 2022, when the tannins have softened.
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Brunello di Montalcino
Vintage 2015
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 15%
Closure Cork

Winery

Le Ragnaie

Le Ragnaie winery extends over 28 hectares in Montalcino in the Tuscan province of Siena. The land is cultivated with both vines and olive groves, grown according to the guidelines for organic agriculture. The vineyards are divided into three distinct parcels of land throughout Montalcino which allows them to produce three diverse terroirs of Brunello: Le Ragnaie, Petroso, and Castelnuovo dell'Abate.

Riccardo and Jennifer Campinoti purchased the Le Ragnaie property with a mix of old vines and younger plantings. The estate spreads across 42 acres, 12 acres of which are in the zone where the cellars are based, Le Ragnaie itself. The vines are the highest of any in Montalcino, some reaching 1,960 feet above sea level, in the south-facing central zone over Soldera di Case Basse. As one of the highest points in the region, it became famous for bird catchers, and in fact the traditional bird catchers' net features on the label as part of the winery's logo. The estate takes its name from the fact that this net looked rather like a spider's web (Ragna, in Italian.)