Riserva

Riserva

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

Brunello di Montalcino Riserva represents the highest possible level in terms of quality and excellence, which Allegrini pursues with an absolute respect for the environment. Lengthy ageing and skillful use of wood lend further elegance to this wine, which is adored and sought after by the greatest wine connoisseurs in the world.

 

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Climate trend

One of the best vintages in the last twenty years. The entire growing cycle of the vine took place under the best possible conditions. A cold winter with frequent heavy rainfall and low temperatures gave way to a dry spring with slightly above average temperatures , enabling uniform budding and perfect flowering. Showers in the summer months were scarce but fortunately heavy, which made it possible to carry out sustainable and environmentally friendly pest and disease management. Hot, sunny days with excellent day-night temperature variations enabled the bunches to achieve ideal ripening by the end of September: the berries were perfectly healthy and acidity was high, despite elevated sugar concentration.  The harvest of Sangiovese, which was completed by the end of the month, delivered perfectly healthy grapes with a very thick skin, a prerequisite for long macerations and for wines with great ageing potential.

Vintage rating

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Grape varieties

Grape varieties

Sangiovese 100%

Soil

Vineyard

San Polo

Harvest

Grapes are hand harvested in small 17 kg crates on September 16th. Our Riserva is made with the very best grapes from the estate

Bottle

Size

750 / 1.5 lt / 3 lt

Barrel

Vinification

Soft crushing of the grapes after careful selection of the berries

Ageing

36 months in new medium-toasted 500/600 L tonneaux and 1000 L oak casks, 8 months in bottle.

Fermentation

In concrete tanks

Malolactic fermentation

In new medium-toasted 500/600 L tonneaux and 1000 L oak casks

Awards

93

Wine Spectator

Lush and fruity, featuring plum, cherry, strawberry and iron aromas and flavors. Bright acidity and dense tannins form the structure as this plays out on the long finish. The excellent youthful balance shows promise for the future. Best from 2023 through 2040. 800 cases made, 100 cases imported. — BS
92

Wine Enthusiast

Firmly structured, this opens with aromas of underbrush, exotic spice and whiffs of eucalyptus oil. The firm palate evokes black-cherry extract, orange zest, licorice and tobacco set against assertive, close-grained tannins that leave a rather austere, drying finish. Give it time to fully unwind. Drink 2023–2032. – Kerin O'Keefe
95

Wine Advocate

Intensives, funkelndes Rubin mit Granatrand. Sehr dichte und einladende Nase, Noten nach reifen Zwetschken, Lakritze und getrockneten Steinpilzen. Füllt den Gaumen satt aus, zeigt dabei aber nicht nur Fülle, sondern auch viel Saft und Eleganz, ein sehr geschliffener, eleganter Brunello, langer Nachhall.
#14 Top of Toskana 2021: Brunello di Montalci

Vinum - Magazin für Weinkultur

 A dense and layered red with plum, cherry and chocolate character. Full body. Dense and ripe tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Shows layers of fruit and rich tannins. New and exciting wine from here. Try after 2022.
91

Vinous

Full ruby-red. Deep aromas of medicinal dark fruits are lifted by a lovely violet topnote. Full, rich and ripe, with seamless red cherry, blueberry and mineral flavors give a firm edge by a whisper of licorice and herbs. Finishes with good breadth and very fine tannins. This is excellent. - Ian D'Agata
96

James Suckling

A mix of cherry, plum, leather, rosemary, iron and tobacco flavors ply the sleek profile of this balanced red, which has good grip and a lingering savory aftertaste. Best from 2024 through 2045. 150 cases imported. –BS
95

Falstaff

San Polo's Podernovi vineyard is a 3ha southeast-facing parcel with mineral-rich marly soil. The grapes were harvested at the beginning of October and the wine aged in lightly toasted 40-hectolitre casks. This comes across as more oak-driven than its sibling, with wood spice and sweet vanilla coating soft, round, layered fruit. Though the tannins are still rather chewy, the flavours are already relatively evolved, suggesting this will give the most pleasure over the next few years. Drinking Window 2020 - 2027 – Tasted by Michaela Morris (at Chiostro Museo di Montalcino, 22 Feb 2020)

93

Wine Spectator

Lush and fruity, featuring plum, cherry, strawberry and iron aromas and flavors. Bright acidity and dense tannins form the structure as this plays out on the long finish. The excellent youthful balance shows promise for the future. Best from 2023 through 2040. 800 cases made, 100 cases imported. — BS
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