Il Marroneto Brunello di Montalcino Madonna delle Grazie 2016 - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
Il Marroneto Brunello di Montalcino Madonna delle Grazie 2016
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Il Marroneto Brunello di Montalcino Madonna delle Grazie 2016

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Category Red Wine
Region Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino
Brand Il Marroneto
Alcohol/vol 14%

Il Marroneto was purchased in 1974 by Giuseppe Mori, father of the current owner of the company Alessandro Mori. When the lawyer Mori planted the first patch of vineyard , the two brothers Andrea e Alessandro immediately showed a great interest in it. The Mori family thus began to make wine in the first two small rooms of Il Marroneto, then the only ones available, and began to become passionate more and more to the matter and to the great work that this entailed.

After these small steps Il Marroneto began to evolve; the cellar was enlarged and while the father and son Andrea decided to continue their career as lawyers, Alessandro, after traveling the same road, too, he was not able to leave that world that now had captured his whole being and decided to continue to bring to life Il Marroneto and its Brunello, making of this passion his own philosophy of life.

Today, It’s him in person, who makes the wine, and does so with great love, care and passion; from picking to bottling he follows it day after day as if it was his child, and this can be understood in a moment, by watching him slowly tasting his Brunello or hearing him talking about it. The passion and enthusiasm derived from all this are extraordinary. He only grows Sangiovese and works in purity. He does not intervene much on the vines, he does not use any type of herbicide or special products for the protection of the plant. Of his wine, he loves the ability it has to express the fruit aromas and flavors, to resist four years in wood – years that the specification of Brunello imposes – and after all this time to remain authentic, delicate and elegant.

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This dazzling wine is for Sangiovese purists and fans of extreme finesse. Opening with tantalizing aromas of rose, violet, berry, tilled earth and new leather, it's youthfully intense but already a classic. Focused, structured and radiant, the chiseled palate delivers cherry, raspberry, licorice and crushed mint before a tobacco close. Taut, refined tannins and bright acidity keep it perfectly balanced. Drink 2026-2046.

Kerin O'Keefe, May 1, 2021
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There it is: that Il Marroneto magic. To my palate, Alessandro Mori's 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Madonna delle Grazie best captures the soaring spirit and ambition of Brunello, made in its purest and most naked form. This vintage is a twin sibling to the 2010 that I awarded a perfect score. Whereas that wine surprised me, appearing with so much unexpected radiance and brilliance, this wine won me over in a more careful, less emotional and more contemplative manner. Having now tasted the 2010 vintage multiple times, I better know what to expect in terms of the near-term aging evolution of the 2016. I know that the laser-sharp purity of the fruit will soften, leading to more nuanced and finessed tones of underbrush, lilac, iron ore and candied orange peel over the next five years. This wine unfolds to show deep complexity up front with buoyant and jovial red fruit at its core. It vibrates with electric energy and charm.

Monica Larner, November 30, 2020
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Simply put, the 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Madonna delle Grazie is spellbinding. It's wonderfully primary and intense. You could lose yourself in this vivid display of crushed ripe berries with sweet mint and zests of orange peel, dusted in confectioners' and autumnal spice. It soothes with its velvety textures, coating all that it touches in masses of dark red fruit, liquid violet florals, notes of lavender and sage. Currently, the 2016 is youthfully dense yet so complex, almost salty and savory at times, while nearly enveloping its fine tannic structure right up until the end. This is a classic in the making and one of the most complete young Brunellos I've ever tasted. This bottle was revisited over the course of two days and only got better with each taste.

Eric Guido, November 2020







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