Mocali 'Vigna Raunate' Brunello di Montalcino 2011
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Item Number: 23789
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Item Number: 23789
Wine Advocate 93
"The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna delle Raunate is a surprising achievement. This was not an easy vintage for many, but Mocali has hit the nail straight on the head. The wine shows balance and proportion with fine layers of red cherry fruit, cassis, balsam herb and pressed violets. All of those aromas are beautiful characteristics of Sangiovese from this part of southern Tuscany. This is an impressive effort."
James Suckling 93
"A rich, spicy red with meat, salt and floral aromas and flavors. Full body, chewy tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Tannic style. Needs a year or two to soften."
100% Sangiovese Grosso grown in marly limestone soils.. Fermented in French oak, then aged for one year in tonneaux followed by 24 months in smaller oak barrels and 7 months in bottle.
The Mocali estate, acquired by the Ciacci family (distant relations to Ciacci Piccolomini) in the 1950s, is a setting of natural Tuscan beauty where vineyards and olive groves alternate with oak and pine forests. This harmony of man and nature comes through in the delicious, ripe and balanced wines produced here, available at prices that are incredibly low when compared to those of the more established producers of Montalcino. The wines are particularly approachable when young, well-structured with ample body and an elegant, minerally character distinct to this growing area.
Situated to the southwest of Montalcino at an altitude of 300-350 meters above sea-level on the slopes facing Castiglione del Bosco, the Mocali estate is comprised of 32 hectares, 6 of which are specialized vineyards (5 Hectares of Sangiovese grosso), and 4 dedicated to olive groves. As over half of the estate is covered by a vegetation characteristic to the hill on which Montalcino stands, the vineyards and olive groves alternate with a landscape of woodland of ilex, oak and arbutus. The soil is rendered highly mineral; salt owing to the presence of marl and limestone. Not being overly large, the Mocali estate lies under family management with the consultation of an expert oenologist.
Farming Practice: Sustainable
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