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Gianni Brunelli Rosso di Montalcino 2020 - 1.5 Litre Bottle

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Gianni Brunelli, a man of many interests, established Siena’s Osteria Le Logge (now one of the top restaurants of the city) in 1977. In 1987, he returned to Montalcino and purchased ‘Le Chiuse di Sotto,’ an estate that had belonged to his father Dino, with 2ha of vineyards standing at 200m above sea level in the northern part of the region. Brunelli replanted most of the vines in 1989, but left untouched a small plot of older holdings dating back to his father’s original 1947 plantings. After Gianni passed away in 2008, his wife Laura, who was already working at the estate, took the reins along with her brother, Adriano.

The artwork on the label of their wines is called “Elvira with a hat” created by Harvard economist and painter Richard M. Goodwin. Richard was a frequent guest at the Osteria Le Logge and a dear friend of Gianni and Laura. Many times he observed and admired Elvira, Gianni’s mother, who at that time was responsible for the kitchen of the Logge and as a Muse inspired her portrait. Even today, “Elvira with a hat” is hanging at the entrance of the Osteria Le Logge.

Deep ruby color with concentrated bramble fruit, succulent cherries and blood orange. A very juicy palate with refreshing acidity sound balance and fine tannic structure. Enjoy now but has the potential to keep and blossom into a more complex wine up to the next 10 years.

90 Points - James Suckling

Aromas and flavors of fresh roses and cherries with some watermelon and citrus. Medium-bodied, bright and delicious. Drink now.