2016 Le Ragnaie Petroso Brunello di Montalcino
Sangiovese - 750ML
2016 Le Ragnaie Petroso Brunello di Montalcino
  • WA 97
  • WS 97
  • JD 96
  • JS 93

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WA 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2020
Here's a new wine from Le Ragnaie. The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Petroso is produced in an extremely limited volume, with a mere 600 bottles hitting the market at the start of the new year. With such a limited...   Here's a new wine from Le Ragnaie. The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Petroso is produced in an extremely limited volume, with a mere 600 bottles hitting the market at the start of the new year. With such a limited production, it's a shame more people won't be able to taste this pretty Brunello. The wine shows enormous purity and finesse with forest berry and wild cherry and delicate mineral notes on the silky finish. This wine is an expression of extreme elegance and grace.- ML  
WS 97
Wine Spectator, April 2021
Intense black cherry, black currant and floral aromas and flavors are shaded by earth, iron, tobacco and soy in this incisive, harmonious red, which is bursting with energy that resonates on the terrific aftertaste. So...   Intense black cherry, black currant and floral aromas and flavors are shaded by earth, iron, tobacco and soy in this incisive, harmonious red, which is bursting with energy that resonates on the terrific aftertaste. So charming now, yet should age beautifully. Best from 2024 through 2048. 66 cases made, 15 cases imported. — BS  
JD 96
jebdunnuck.com, March 2021
The 2016 Petroso Brunello di Montalcino is the first ever vintage as a single vineyard bottling for Le Ragnaie, having historically been utilized in their White Label Brunello. Petroso lies at 450 meters of elevation...   The 2016 Petroso Brunello di Montalcino is the first ever vintage as a single vineyard bottling for Le Ragnaie, having historically been utilized in their White Label Brunello. Petroso lies at 450 meters of elevation situated just west of the fortress of Montalcino on sandstone soils. Only 700 bottles were produced. The nose is lifted with menthol, spiced dried cherry, tar and dusty earth. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp cherry fruit, dried orange peel, spices, and tobacco leaf. There are fine-grained, drying tannins and energetic acidity. Full of tension, this will be a fantastic wine to watch over time as it matures, if you can manage to get your hands on a bottle to potentially compare with other vintages down the road. Enjoy 2024-2042. This is an exciting time for the Le Ragnaie estate and I look forward to tasting the vintages to come.  
JS 93
jamessuckling.com, November 2020
A very pretty, ripe red with plums, cherries, citrus and some cedar. It’s medium-bodied with round, soft tannins and a flavorful finish. Very attractive already. Drinkable now, but better in 2022.
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
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.)