Earthy aromas of underbrush, scorched earth, leather and fragrant blue flower mingle with whiffs of exotic spice on this full-bodied red. It's chewy and delicious, doling out raspberry jam, baked plum, cocoa and licorice alongside enveloping velvety tannins. It closes on a hint of dried mint.
Le Ragnaie is known for its elegant, terroir-driven wines that stand out in this Tuscan powerhouse category. The owner and winemaker, Riccardo Campinoti, acquired the property in 2002 and now farms 15.5 ha. Making complex, traditional wines from Sangiovese Grosso, Riccardo’s wines exhibit elegance and finesse by farming some of the highest altitude vineyards in Montalcino. All four Brunello wines are fermented in concrete without selected yeast followed by a long maceration up to 90 days and three years in large Slavonian oak botti. All wines are bottled unfiltered and certified organic in the vineyards and cellar.
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