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 2021
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
“This wine clocks in with fresh acidity and lots of basic primary fruit. You really bite into fresh cherry and raspberry when you taste the Gianni Brunelli Le Chiuse di Sotto 2021 Rosso di Montalcino. The wine captures the essence of a classic Rosso that is intended for easy-drinking experiences and near-term aging potential. This vintage delivers especially cheerful and vibrant results. Production is 6,620 bottles and 50 magnums.” 2023 – 2028
91 Points, Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate, March 2023
“Split cedar and pine give way to dusty rose and dried black cherries as the darkly alluring 2021 Rosso di Montalcino blossoms in the glass. Its plush textures and ripe dark red fruits flaunt their southern Montalcino terroir as brisk acidity and mineral tones maintain a lovely balance. The 2021 finishes lightly structured yet still energetic, enlivened by a lingering spiced citrus note. Short-term cellaring is recommended.” 2025 – 2031
91+ Points, Eric Guido, Vinous, Apr 2023