95/100 – ANTONIO GALLONI – The estate's 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva brings with it another level of energy, tension and structure relative to the straight Brunello. Here the aromatics are beautifully delineated and nuanced, while the fruit is very nicely layered throughout. Rose petals, crushed rocks, mint and spices wrap around a striking finish laced with balsamic overtones. The 2010 Riserva is shaping up to be another winner from Gianni Brunelli. In this vintage, the Riserva is made almost exclusively from Vigna dell' Olmo, a south to southwest-facing parcel in the Podernovone estate.
Producer Information: Gianni Brunelli
The formidable and passionate Laura Brunelli runs both the estate and the family’s fantastic restaurant in Siena, Le Logge – a must visit if... you can get a booking! With very small land holdings (4.5ha in total) this is truly a handmade labour of love. They have two sites, one on the Northern side of Montalcino (Le Chiuse di Sotto) and one on the Southern side (Podernovone), allowing them to blend the cool elegant style of the North with the power and
depth of the South. This winery remains one of Handford Wines’ perennial favourite Montalcino producers for both quality and value for money.