IL GRAPPOLO

Montalcino SI, Italy (Tuscany)

Brunello di Montalcino "Sassocheto"

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2011

Sangiovese

A warmer vintage than 2010. This wine is pure pleasure as a little heat benefits these cooler sites at higher elevations. A lush wine full of ripe red and black berry fruits like Morello cherry, star anise, and wilds herbs. Given the round, broad tannins this wine has aged gracefully. The last few hundred bottles have come straight from the winery at the beginning of 2021.

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The top wine from Il Grappolo, "Sassocheto" is the local name for the Piano Nero vineyard at 1000 feet overlooking Sant'Angelo in Colle, the southwestern area of the DOCG. Aldo Giovannelli bought this small estate and established Il Grappolo in 1974. For nearly 50 years Il Grappolo as been making traditional Brunello the way it use to be made. With extended aging before release in traditional barrels and native yeast fermentation, this wine captures the terroir of Tuscany.

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Brunello di Montalcino "Sassocheto"

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2010

Sangiovese

Hailed as a great vintage by many critics this 2010 vintage of Sassocheto comes from a cooler site which required some time to develop. The time is now, with wild cherry, cinnamon, clove, licorice, and pipe tobacco joined by fine-grained tannins and a sophisticated finish. The opportunity to buy older bottles of Brunello is a pleasure. These bottles have come straight from the winery at the beginning of 2021 and won't last long.

POINTS OF INTEREST

The top wine from Il Grappolo, "Sassocheto" is the local name for the Piano Nero vineyard at 1,000 feet overlooking Sant'Angelo in Colle, the southwestern area of the DOCG. Aldo Giovannelli bought this small estate and established Il Grappolo in 1974. For nearly 50 years Il Grappolo as been making traditional Brunello the way it use to be made. With extended aging before release in traditional barrels and native yeast fermentation, this wine captures the terroir of Tuscany.

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Brunello di Montalcino "Sassocheto"

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2015

Sangiovese

Aged for 5 years before release, this promising 2015 vintage is already a star. Full of precise fruit character and depth with aromas of black cherry, cassis, underbrush, and dried flowers. A structured, savory palate with star anise, tobacco, and black olive exists alongside fine tannins and fresh acidity that offers up a wine built to last. This is the type of classic Brunello we fell in love with.

POINTS OF INTEREST

The top wine from Il Grappolo, "Sassocheto" is the local name for the Piano Nero vineyard at 1000 feet overlooking Sant'Angelo in Colle, the southwestern area of the DOCG. Aldo Giovannelli bought this small estate and established Il Grappolo in 1974. For nearly 50 years Il Grappolo as been making traditional Brunello the way it use to be made. With extended aging before release in traditional barrels and native yeast fermentation, this wine captures the terroir of Tuscany.

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