BIN ENDS ONCE DAILY FEATURE:
$195.00 for 1/1.5L MAGNUM SAVE 25% COMPARE AT $260.00.
ORDER 1+ MAGNUM: DISCOUNT AUTOMATICALLY TABULATES TO $195.00.
Proprietor Roberto Giannelli has been 100% committed to producing one of the finest Brunellos possible via a non-interventionalist approach, high-density plantings, and ultra-rigorous green harvesting during the growing season. He is extremely passionate and hellbent on making the best wines possible. He only plants Sangiovese Grosso (the “Brunello” grape). Monica Larner of the Wine Advocate had the following to say about Roberto and his efforts: “San Filippo is home to some of the best boutique Brunello today… The quality of the product has made quantum leaps since I first tasted the wines more than a decade ago… Proprietor Roberto Giannelli farms on mostly clay soils and his wines proudly show the extra structure and intensity that is common in this eastern corner of the appellation.”
What’s really made the estate soar has been its prime location within Montalcino. Roberto’s Lucére site resides within Brunello’s “Grand Cru” Central Zone (home of the “original” Brunello estates and adjacent to Biondi Santi’s Il Greppo vineyard and the birthplace of the Brunello appellation). Le Lucére has a perfect altitude, inclination, and southern exposure; it’s Brunello’s most prime real estate! Most of the Brunellos from this hallowed zone are the most expensive of the appellation (Soldera, Biondi Santi, Salvioni, Cerbaiona). Roberto’s wines are great values, but we are not sure how long that will last with the great ratings he’s been getting recently!
James Suckling: Rated 100 Points:
"Decadent aromas of ripe fruit, such as plums and peaches with black truffles and porcini mushrooms. Full body, with layers of ripe fruit and round and chewy tannins. Lots of chocolate and fresh mushroom at the finish. A thoroughly terroir-driven red. Try after 2022." - (James Suckling December 2019)
Producer Name: San Filippo
Old/New World: Old World
Country of Origin: Italy
Appellation: Brunello di Montalcino
Village/Vineyard/Climat: Le Lucere Vineyard
Quality Designation: DOCG
Grape Varietals: Sangiovese Grosso
Product Type: Wine
Wine Style: Fuller Body Red
Viticultural Features: Certified Organic
Fermentation in stainless steel tanks with temperature control, cold maceration with the skins at 10 degrees Celsius for 2 days, 4-6 days of maceration with the skins at 28-30 degrees Celsius. Malolactic fermentation in cement, steel, and wood. The wine matures for 24 months in oak casks and in barriques. Finishing in the bottle for 8 months.
Winemaker: Patrizio Gasparinetti
Pack/Size: 1/1.5L Magnum Packed in Wood
Container Type: Green Glass Bottle
Closure Style: Natural Cork