2016 Le Ragnaie Brunello di Montalcino Vigne Vecchie

Sangiovese - 750ML
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REVIEWS

JD 98 WA 98 W&S 98 DC 97 WS 96 JS 95
JD 98

jebdunnuck.com, March 2021

98+ The Le Ragnaie V.V. (Vigna Vecchia) is sourced from their highest elevation site of their oldest vines, planted in 1968. The aromatics of the 2016 Brunello Di Montalcino Ragnaie V.V. are lifted with pine, bright...
WA 98

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, November 2020

Le Ragnaie farms some of the highest-elevation vineyards in the appellation, and this wine gets its fruit from the site that is the highest of all. The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Ragnaie V. V. offers an extremely...
W&S 98

Wine & Spirits, April 2021

Riccardo Campinoti vinifies three single-vineyard Brunellos in the same way, providing a snapshot of a vintage from different parts of the appellation. His wines from the warmer 2015 vintage were superb, and in the...
DC 97

Decanter, March 2021

From a 50-year-old site at 600 metres, Le Ragnaie’s Vigna Vecchia is among the estate’s last to be harvested. In 2016, Riccardo Campinoti had to finish quickly in mid-October as he could see the weather turning. Irony...
WS 96

Wine Spectator, June 2021

There's pure cherry fruit at the heart of this red, surrounded by floral, iron, earth, tobacco and wild herb notes. Firmly structured, this is constantly changing as it reveals its layers of flavor. Shows terrific...
JS 95

jamessuckling.com, October 2020

Beautifully ripened sangiovese here with cherries, orange peel and flowers. It’s so perfumed. Full-bodied, very tight and reserved with fine, intense tannins and a long, linear finish. Really takes you deep and long into...

WINE DETAILS

Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Brunello di Montalcino
Vintage 2016
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

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.)