Mocali Brunello di Montalcino 2018

Mocali Brunello di Montalcino 2018

Mocali Brunello di Montalcino 2018

Regular price $42.99


The 2018 Brunello di Montalcino slowly comes to life in the glass with a dark array of steeped plums, lavender and crushed rocks. It's silky, almost creamy, in texture, with ripe red and black fruits complemented by sweet inner herbal tones and brisk acidity. The 2018 finishes structured and powerful, yet balanced, as a collection of minerals adds a crunchy sensation under an air of violet-tinged inner florals. Mocali did a fine job of integrating the exotic qualities of the vintage with their house style. Well done.

October 2022
Wine Spectator
  • WS90

A dense, slightly rustic red, with burly tannins dominating plum, cherry, tamarind paste, earth and iron flavors. Manages to show fruit under those broad shoulders and isn't overly astringent, so give this a few years to integrate (or decant now). Best from 2026 through 2042.

About the producer

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. The Rosso "I Piaggioni" is one of the best values on the market - simply delicious Sangiovese at an excellent price. 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. As over half of the estate is covered by a vegetation characteristic to the hill on which Montalcino stands, the vineyards and olive groves alternate with a landscape of woodland of ilex, oak and arbutus. The soil is rendered highly mineral; salt owing to the presence of marl and limestone. Not being overly large, the Mocali estate lies under family management with the consultation of an expert oenologist.

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