The Gianni Brunelli Le Chiuse di Sotto 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is another beauty from this bijoux estate. This wine offers texture and depth, but it does not have the same level of luminosity or brightness that we got in the 2016 Brunello. It shows some charred aromas with spice and ripe fruit, with wide and large ambition. I got a touch of Graham cracker and brown sugar, followed by spice and ripe fruit. This is a long and generous wine, with soft fruit and texture on the long finish. 97/100 Wine Advocate; 97+/100 Greg Sherwood MW
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.