Mocali Brunello di Montalcino Vigna delle Raunate 2013
|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino|
Mocali chose their oldest vines (31 years old) from rich, mineral soils to produce this single cru bottling of Brunello di Montalcino. Whereas their base Brunello is fermented in stainless steel with aging in large oak cask, 'Raunate' is vinified and aged entirely in oak. Fermentation takes place in large French oak vats. Wine then ages for one year in tonneaux followed by 24 months in smaller oak barrels before resting in bottle for 7 months prior to release.
There is a core of sweet, ripe cherry fruit shaded by spice, earth and tar flavors in this dense red, which is rich and vibrant, with a long, tension-filled aftertaste echoing fruit and spice. Best from 2022 through 2037. 120 cases imported.