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Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Riserva

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Tasting Notes

Palazzo Brunello Riserva is produced only in the best vintages with a selection of the best sangiovese grapes from the winery’s 4 hectares of vineyards. Only 1,500/2,000 bottles are produced.

The vinification and ageing are the same as the Brunello ‘annata’, with an extra 12 months of ageing in 500 lt French oak tonneaux.

Rich ruby red in color, Palazzo Brunello Riserva is a wine with fantastic intensity and structure. Intriguing dark fruits such as cherries and plums with hints of spice and minerals. Full body, savory and firmly textured tannins. A truly exceptional wine reserved for the most special of occasions, celebrations and hearty meals.

2006 rated 92 WS, 91 JS, 91 WE

2007 rated 93 JS, 91 Vinous, 90 WS

2010 rated 96 JS, 90 WA

2012 rated 94 Vinous, 90 WA, 90 JS

2013 rated 92 Vinous, 92 JS

– 2014 vintage Riserva not produced

2015 rated 93 Vinous, 94 WE, 97 JS #74 Top 100 Wines of Italy 2020






100% Sangiovese

Location of Vineyards

Southeastern Montalcino




1050 ft

Type of Planting

Spurred Cordon


Dry and Stony

Type of Cultivation



Harvest takes place towards the end of September and begining of October, the grapes are picked by hand. Vinification in steel vats of 35/45hl; maceration lasts approx. 18/20 days at a controlled temperature of 30°C (86F).


Aged for 36-40 months in large Slavonian oak casks and additional 12 months in 5hl medium toast French oak tonneaux. Refined in bottle for 8-10 months prior to release.

Alcohol Content


Total Production

2,000 bottles


Fabrizio Ciufoli