Brunello di Montalcino 'Vigna Raunate' Mocali 2006
The Mocali estate, acquired by the Ciacci family (distant relations to Ciacci Piccolomini) in the 1950s, is a setting of natural Tuscan beauty where vineyards and olive groves alternate with oak and pine forests. This harmony of man and nature comes through in the delicious, ripe and balanced wines produced here, available at prices that are incredibly low when compared to those of the more established producers of Montalcino. The wines are particularly approachable when young, well-structured with ample body and an elegant, minerally character distinct to this growing area. www.skurnikwines.com ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The Vigna delle Raunate is a single cru production. Intense ruby red in color, this Brunello has a complex and balanced nose, showing aromas of raspberries and liquorice with notes of chocolate and spice, varying from vanilla to cinnamon to coffee. Warm and full on the palate, the flavors are beautifully pronounced with excellent length. www.skurnikwines.com ____________________________________________________________________________ 2006 is proving to be a show-stopping vintage from Montalcino. Wine Spectator's initial overall vintage review for the region has been: "Complex and powerful wines that impress with ripe yet fresh fruit and firm yet silky tannins...93-96 Points" www.winespectator.com ____________________________________________________________________________ Mocali Vigna delle Raunate Brunello 2004 was rated 92WA! The 2006 supposed to be similar to the 1997! James Suckling My Blog: First Impressions of 2006 Brunello January 6th, 2011 (IL BORRO, ITALY, JAN. 6, 2011) "I am finishing my blind tasting of 2006 Brunello di Montalcino today at home in Tuscany, and I am very excited about the vintage. The wines are subtle, yet rich, structured, and powerful. This vintage is the new benchmark for the region — a modern 1997." "Lots of dried flowers, with dark fruits on the nose. Blackberries too. Full body, with spices, berries and dark chocolate on the palate. A little raisiny at the finish. Ready in a year or two for some good drinking...(92JS)" 1/15/11
Editorial Reviews for Brunello di Montalcino 'Vigna Raunate' Mocali
Dusty on the nose with a bit of wood and bright cinnamon notes, but tarry and lightly leathery. Candied fruit is appealing. Soft and easy in the mouth, this shows attractive inner mouth perfume with lovely, austere notes of bitter almond and bitter cherry fruit. It’s modern but not fat, easy but not lazy. A great choice for dinner out and probably a good value even on a restaurant list. 91pts
External Reviews for Brunello di Montalcino 'Vigna Raunate' Mocali
Tuscany, ItalyMocali Brunello di Montalcino is a beautiful red wine gem from the acclaimed 2006 Brunello vintage, scoring a 93-point rating from Wine Spectator, 92 points from Parker and 91 from Tanzer! Considered the king of Tuscan wines and one of the most renowned and long-lived red wines of Italy, Brunello is produced from a specific strain of Sangiovese (Sangiovese Grosso) grown in the unique microclimate surrounding the Tuscan town of Montalcino. The Mocali estate, acquired by the Ciacci family (distant relations to Ciacci Piccolomini) in the 1950s, is a setting of natural Tuscan beauty where vineyards and olive groves alternate with oak and pine forests. Situated to the southwest of Montalcino at an altitude of 300-350 meters above sea-level on the slopes facing Castiglione del Bosco, the Mocali estate is comprised of 32 hectares, 6 of which are specialized vineyards (5 hectares of Sangiovese grosso), and 4 dedicated to olive groves.Mocali Brunello di Montalcino is intense ruby red in color, full in body with firm tannins and ripe fruit. This Brunello has a complex and balanced nose, showing aromas of raspberries and licorice with notes of chocolate and spice, varying from vanilla to cinnamon to coffee. Warm and full on the palate, the flavors are beautifully pronounced with excellent length. Made of 100% Sangiovese, the wine was aged for three years in large Slovenian oak casks. Well balanced to enjoy over the next 12-15 years as it improves with cellaring. Rich, long and complex on the finish.Enjoy Mocali Brunello di Montalcino with osso bucco, lasagna, eggplant Parmesan, and cheeses.