2016 Le Ragnaie Brunello di Montalcino Casanovina Montosoli
Sangiovese - 750ML
2016 Le Ragnaie Brunello di Montalcino Casanovina Montosoli
  • WS 98
  • JS 97
  • VN 97
  • WA 96
  • DC 95

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WS 98
Wine Spectator, April 2021
The immediate impression of this Brunello showcases its harmony and charm, evoking black cherry, blackberry, violet, mineral and woodsy flavors. Iron and tobacco accents emerge as this builds on the palate to the long...   The immediate impression of this Brunello showcases its harmony and charm, evoking black cherry, blackberry, violet, mineral and woodsy flavors. Iron and tobacco accents emerge as this builds on the palate to the long aftertaste, with well-integrated tannins. Concentrated, yet never heavy or imbalanced. Best from 2024 through 2050. — B.S.  
JS 97
jamessuckling.com, November 2020
The flowers, dark mushrooms, forest floor and black cherries are impressive on the nose. Full-bodied with ultra fine and intense tannins that are refined and polished. Very long and polished at the finish. Needs at least...   The flowers, dark mushrooms, forest floor and black cherries are impressive on the nose. Full-bodied with ultra fine and intense tannins that are refined and polished. Very long and polished at the finish. Needs at least four or five years to soften and come together, but already a beauty. Try after 2023.  
VN 97
Vinous, November 2020
The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Casanovina Montosoli is one of those wines that the first time you put your nose to the glass, you know you’re in for an experience. Like picking wild strawberries from the vine, I’m...   The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Casanovina Montosoli is one of those wines that the first time you put your nose to the glass, you know you’re in for an experience. Like picking wild strawberries from the vine, I’m finding crushed red fruits, stems, seeds and the dark soil tones from the earth beneath them. It’s somehow remarkably fresh and lifted but also rich and exotic, coasting silky textures across a medium-bodied frame with tart woodland berries, savory herbs and the slightest hint of balsamic spice. Inner rose, violets, lavender and sour citrus - this is remarkably layered with unseen depths. The balance of vibrant acids versus mounting tannin keeps the experience lively, even as the palate begins to dry under its youthful structure. -- Eric Guido  
WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2020
The Le Ragnaie 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Casanovina Montosoli shows the same level of dark fruit intensity that we saw in the other new releases from this estate, however I get more toasted nut and crushed stone in this...   The Le Ragnaie 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Casanovina Montosoli shows the same level of dark fruit intensity that we saw in the other new releases from this estate, however I get more toasted nut and crushed stone in this wine. Like the others, it sees an extended fermentation lasting 45 days or more (with indigenous yeasts). Dark berry fruit and cherry are followed by crushed stone and slate. This expression has an extra layer of elegance and finesse, with only 3,800 bottles produced.  
DC 95
Decanter, March 2021
Le Ragnaie is among about 10 producers now making a separate Montosoli bottling. Riccardo Campinoti purchased a one-hectare plot on the lower part of this revered hill at the end of 2014, and this second vintage is a...   Le Ragnaie is among about 10 producers now making a separate Montosoli bottling. Riccardo Campinoti purchased a one-hectare plot on the lower part of this revered hill at the end of 2014, and this second vintage is a beauty. Plum and earth give way to scents of smoky incense and lilac. Initially tight, it becomes more yielding as it sits in the glass, demonstrating some roundness to the fruit. Fine, silky tannins frame the palate while succulent acidity keep it fresh. The finish lingers with an explosion of crushed flowers.  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Brunello di Montalcino
Vintage 2016
Size 750ML
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.)