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IL MARRONETO

Situated on the north, cooler side of Montalcino, Il Marroneto is owned by the gregarious Alessandro Mori who makes three wines from his 9 hectares of vineyards: – Rosso di Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino, and Brunello di Montalcino ‘Madonna della Grazie’.  The Madonna is a single vineyard bottling (just 5000 bottles in total production).  Alessandro is a staunch traditionalist, believing Brunello should always be age-worthy and full of energy, supported by a hallmark vein of acidity. As Antonio Galloni puts it,“Il Marroneto might be the single most important yet under-the-radar estate in all of Montalcino… the wines are simply fabulous”.

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The 2016 vintage produced outstanding wines across Italy and this is no exception. The Ignaccio has beautiful bright floral notes and is relatively powerful, yet elegant on the palate displaying lots of crunchy red fruit. Delicious already this will mature into a baby Brunello at a very attractive price, very moreish! Another terrific effort from Alessandro Mori. Armit Wines

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This is Brunello in all but age; made from declassified Sangiovese and produced in the same way and style as its older, more age-worthy brother. The 2015 ‘Ignaccio’ is a hallmark Rosso di Montalcino. Quintessential floral and earthy notes accompany Il Marroneto’s sour-cherry fragrance and an invigorating freshness. It has just the right structure to be enjoyed immediately, but can...

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A wine with attractive wild cherry and blackberry fruit aromas, the 2015 has supple textures and juicy ripe fruit flavours balanced by lively redcurrant characters and a hint of savoury spice on the finish. This wine will be delicious to drink from release. Drink from 2017 to 2020.Armit Wines

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Add to wishlist here.Release price valid until 30th April 2018, when the price will rise to £787, subject to availability.  Like people of great ‘Carisma’ (Charisma), wines of great vintages know how to impose themselves naturally, without force, their balance allowing them to shine without having to flaunt themselves. The 2015 vintage perfectly expresses this behavioural trait. Born during a particularly...

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2016 Rosso di Montalcino 'Ignaccio'

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The wines of Il Marroneto are some of the most elegant and age-worthy Brunellos in Montalcino, demonstrating extraordinary breeding and grace.

Giuseppe Mori, a lawyer, bought the small estate just beneath Montalcino’s northern gate in 1974. At first, winemaking was solely a pastime for the family, but in 1994 his son Alessandro, gave up his own law career to make Brunello full-time. The estate’s name derives from a central tower that was once used to dry chestnuts (castagne or ‘marroni’ in Italian), long a source of flour in Italy.

The gregarious Alessandro is a self-proclaimed traditionalist who crafts classic Brunellos in his modest cellar. From his 9 hectares he makes three wines – Rosso di Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino and Brunello di Montalcino ‘Madonna delle Grazie’. The Madonna is a single vineyard bottling (just 5000 bottles in total production), named after the 11th century church just next to the property. In the best years, Alessandro bottles the vineyard separately and this stunning wine has an enticingly floral bouquet in its youth evolving into leather and tobacco with age.

As can be expected from classically crafted Brunellos made from vines at this altitude (400m), Il Marroneto’s wines are characterised by high acidity and mineral tones. Alessandro is adamant about keeping his winemaking as simple as possible and, as such, the wines are aged in large old French and Slavonian oak barrels. As Ian d’Agata explains (Vinous Media), “you’ll be hard-pressed to find more vibrant, precise and pure examples of monovarietal Sangiovese anywhere in Italy.”

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