Il Marroneto Brunello di Montalcino Selezione Madonna delle Grazie 2013
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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.
|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino|
Wine AdvocateSangiovese-whisperer Alessandro Mori has delivered another superstar wine with the 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Madonna Delle Grazie. The bouquet is detailed and fine with bright accents of fragrant red rose, red currant, cola, licorice, grilled herb and crushed white peppercorn. The bouquet is loose, light and buoyant, with a smooth and natural progression of building aromas. The mouthfeel, however, is direct, important and determined. It's that playful juxtaposition between the wine's soft side and its stern side that makes this such an interesting and sensational wine to drink. Only 5,993 bottles were produced, and that's the bad news.