Le Ragnaie Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, 2015, Tuscany, Italy

Le Ragnaie winery extends over 28 hectres in the county of Montalcino which is located in the Province of Siena. The vineyards are divided into three distinct parcels of land throughout Montalcino which allows us to produce three diverse ‘terroirs’ of Brunello. Le Ragnaie Vineyard is located in the central zone of Montalcino. The vines here enjoy the highest elevation of any vineyard in Montalcino. Organic viticulture is employed, grapes are hand picked, de-stemmed, fermented and then aged in large 25 hl slavonian oak casks for 36 months. The high vineyards of Ragnaie that form the basis of the blend plus the long, gentle macerations result in enormously charming, aromatic and really quite high toned wines that still manage to retain the requisite power. Very ripe aromas of kirsch, tobacco and chocolate. Rich and dense in the mouth, with very good underlying structure to the ripe red cherry and spicy flavors. Finishes ripe and powerful, with building tongue-coating tannins.