Brother and sister team Laura and Adriano Brunelli bought back their father’s old property – Le Chiuse di Sotto – to the north of Montalsin in 1987 with its 2ha of Sangiovese. They added the 4.5ha of Podernovone on Montalcino’s South-Eastern slopes in the mid 90s where they completed their ecological winery, using modern solar along with some ancient Etruscan building methods to sustainably limit the building’s carbon footprint.
Le Chiuse di Sotto – Gianni Brunelli Rosso di Montalcino 2020
10 months in Slavonian oak casks of 5, 10, 21 and 25hl.Deep ruby colour with intense notes of berries, cherries and blood orange. A very juicy palate with refreshing acidity sound balance and fine tannic structure. Enjoy now but has the potential to keep and blossom into a more complex wine up to the next 10 years
“The Gianni Brunelli Le Chiuse di Sotto 2020 Rosso di Montalcino is bright and loaded with a fresh, buoyant personality focused on red cherry, cassis and bitter almond. There are hints of ferrous earth and crushed aspirin that add extra contours and edging to this fun, easy-drinking Rosso. I certainly wouldn’t mind this bottle next to a classic wood-fired pizza Margherita, but only 6,000 bottles were made, so I imagine availability will be limited.” 2022 – 2025
91 Points, Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate, Feb 2022