San Filippo Brunello di Montalcino Tuscany, Italy 2018

San Filippo Brunello di Montalcino Tuscany, Italy 2018

San Filippo Brunello di Montalcino Tuscany, Italy 2018

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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. San Filippo consists of four vineyard sites: La Storta (north-east exposure), Le Raffiche (north exposure), Le Lucére (north-east exposure) and La Smarrita (south-west exposure). Le Lucére, in particular, is located within Brunello's "Grand Cru" Central Zone. This particular bottling of Brunello di Montalcino has been crafted from a selection of barrels from each of Roberto's four vineyard sites.

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!


Producer Name: San Filippo
Old/New World: Old World
Country of Origin: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Sub-Region: Montalcino
Appellation: Brunello di Montalcino
Quality Designation: DOCG
Grape Varietals: Sangiovese Grosso
Vintage: 2017
Product Type: Wine 
Wine Style: Fuller Body Red
Viticultural Features: Certified Organic
Winemaking Techniques: 
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 10 months.

Pack/Size: 12/750 ml 
Container Type: Green Glass Bottle
Closure Style: Natural Cork


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