A Return to Elegance: 2013 Le Ragnaie Brunello Pre-arrival

Posted on: 07/18/18 12:00 PM


2013 Brunello. Need we say more? The much hyped vintage is finally here and today we’re offering one of our favorites: Le Ragnaie. Elegance, elegance, elegance, that’s the name of the game with this incredible estate. “Virtually anything that gets bottled at this winery is a standout wine,” profuses Vinous wine critic Ian D’Agata. Intoxicatingly fragrant, loaded with finesse and high toned fruit, Le Ragnaie’s expression of always brunello sweeps us off our feet. We are especially excited for their highly sought after 2013’s. 2013, as many of you already know, is a cooler vintage for Brunello and gaining a lot of attention for its well integrated high acidity and refined balance. In other words, for those who prefer restraint and purity (as opposed to deafening ripeness, high tannin and high alcohol) the stunning 2013’s from Le Ragnaie will fit a like glove.

2013 Le Ragnaie Brunello di Montalcino

“Bright red. Perfumed, precise aromas of raspberry, strawberry, espresso, minerals and violet. Penetrating, linear and youthfully juicy and fresh, featuring raspberry and bitter cherry fruit flavors given clarity by firm but harmonious acidity and a pronounced mineral component that is very Le Ragnaie-like. This very floral, pristine Brunello has an almost Pinot Noir-like primary quality and superb inner-mouth tension. The finish is extremely bright, long and clean.” 93 Points, Vinous

2013 Le Ragnaie Brunello di Montalcino ‘Vecchie Viti’ 

“An appealing mix of savory and fruity, displaying cherry, plum, licorice and underbrush notes, this is vibrant and juicy, with firm, dusty tannins for structure. Best from 2020 through 2035.” 95 Points, Wine Spectator

2013 Le Ragnaie Brunello di Montalcino ‘Fornace’

“Le Ragnaie’s 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Fornace is a slightly more robust and structured expression. It has a sturdier vinous exoskeleton, so to speak. For this reason, it needs longer to age and will undoubtedly benefit from more years in your cellar. In fact, I tasted this wine several times over the course of many hours and was delighted by the steady and positive evolution it showed. Given time, the wine gives wild berry and earthy tones that come together with encouraging symmetry.” 94 Points, Wine Advocate

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