The Brunello di Montalcino Gianni Brunelli Le Chiuse di Sotto 2018 is one of the classics of the appellation. 100% Sangiovese Grosso planted at an altitude of 350 m on clayey soils with a large presence of marl. 25 days of maceration on the skins followed by 30 months of aging in 20-hectolitre oak barrels. 6,000 bottles produced. Gianni Brunelli, a man of many interests, opened the Osteria Le Logge in Siena in 1971 (now one of the best restaurants in the city). In 1987, he returned to Montalcino and bought “Le Chiuse di Sotto”, an estate that had belonged to his father Dino, with 2 hectares of vineyards 200 meters above sea level in the northern part of the region. Brunelli replanted most of the vines in 1989, but left a small plot of old estate intact dating back to his father’s original 1947 vineyard. After Gianni died in 2008, his wife Laura took over the reins along with her brother, Adriano. A few years ago, the company bought the “Podernovone” vineyard, located further south in Montalcino. The 4-hectare property is located 350 meters above sea level and enjoys a magnificent view of Monte Amiata. The soil of Podernovone consists of calcareous marl and schist, which reflects light and heat.
RegionItaly - Tuscany
Bottle Size 750ml