Brunello 2 Pack Cortonesi Poggiarelli 2013 & Citille di Sopra Riserva 2010

Description

Unit Size750.00 ML
VarietalSangiovese
Vintage2010, 2013
GrapeSangiovese
CountryItaly
RegionTuscany
AppellationBrunello di Montalcino
Brunello di Montalcino is one of Tuscany's most impressive wines and often comes with an equally impressive price tag - until today. We're offering two prime examples at a generous discount: a bottle of each Cortonesi's 2013 Single Vineyard and Citille di Sopra's 2010 Riserva for under $90. These two wines hail from different, yet highly rated vintages, each showcasing the elegance and power of Sangiovese in their own unique way. Stock up on these age-worthy gems before they sell out!
Cortonesi Brunello di Montalcino Poggiarelli Single Vineyard 2013 & Citille di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2010
 
 
~Cortonesi Brunello di Montalcino Poggiarelli 2013~
(Alc: 14.50%)
 
 
By Antonio Galloni’s Vinous Media
Cortonesi (Former La Mannella) 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Poggiarelli
Points: 95+
Montalcino, Tuscany
Red wine from Italy
Drinking window: 2023 - 2035
Good full red. Blueberry, red cherry, sweet pipe tobacco, minerals and spices on the nose, lifted by notes of violet and white pepper. Features terrific inner-mouth tension to the sappy crushed fruit flavors. This is richer, denser and deeper than Cortonesi’s 2013 Brunello, but is every bit as vibrant and silky, though clearly also more backward. Finishes long and precise, featuring ripe tannins and subtly complex notes of red fruit, game and saline, smoky underbrush. A superb Brunello that ranks with the best from the vintage. -Ian D'Agata. Tasting date: February 2018
 
By Wine Review Online
Cortonesi, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG (Tuscany, Italy) 'Poggiarelli' 2013:  Cortonesi's Brunello 'Pogiarelli' shows classic aromas of dried cherry, leather, spice and herbs, with firm tannins that are only now beginning to mellow at five years of age.  A truly hedonistic feast of the senses. Complex aromatics transfer to the palate, where the wine exhibits impressive length and a lingering finish that will keep everyone coming back for more. Drinking well now, but will show remarkable improvement as it evolves over the next three to five years. 95 Robert Whitley Feb 13, 2018
 
By Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
2013 Cortonesi Brunello di Montalcino Poggiarelli
Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino
Rating: 93
Producer: Cortonesi 
Color: Red
Type: Table
Sweetness: Dry
Variety: Sangiovese
Drink Date: 2020 - 2030
Issue Date: 28th Feb 2018
Source: 235, The Wine Advocate
Reviewed by Monica Larner
Compared to the wine from the La Mannella site (with fruit from the northern part of the appellation), the 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Poggiarelli is assembled with fruit located in the warmer southeastern quadrant of the region. You can immediately tell the difference between these two Brunellos. This expression is slightly softer, richer and shows even more volume. I am slightly partial to the La Mannella wine because it feels tighter and firmer. But this is a significant beauty as well. The oak aging between the two wines also differs. This is the modern wine that is the classic Brunello.
 
By Wine Spectator
LA MANNELLA DI CORTONESI Brunello di Montalcino Poggiarelli 2013
Score: 92
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Issue: Jun 30, 2018
Broad and beefy, yet this red also exhibits cherry, plum, earth, wild herb, underbrush and tobacco flavors. Sinewy and dry on the finish, with a long aftertaste echoing the wild herb and tobacco elements. Best from 2022 through 2035. -BS
 
By James Suckling
CORTONESI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO POGGIARELLI 2013
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Vintage: 2013
Score: 91
Licorice, fennel and tarragon as well as very ripe red fruit make this a very distinctive Brunello, and there's a pretty massive tannic core behind it for this vintage. Quite a challenging style due to those tannins and it may show better from 2018.
 
By Decanter
Cortonesi, Poggiarelli, Brunello di Montalcino 2013
Blind tasted by Michaela Morris (at The Carlu, Toronto, 04 Mar 2018)
Points: 91
Drinking Window: 2019 - 2029
Producer: Cortonesi
Vintage: 2013 
Wine Type: Still 
Colour: Red 
Country: Italy 
Region: Tuscany 
Appellation: Brunello di Montalcino 
Sweetness: Dry 
Closure: Cork 
Alcohol: 14.50% 
Body: Full 
Oak: Oaked
Grapes: 100% Sangiovese
A single vineyard bottling from the Cortonesi family's 3ha in the southern reaches near Castelnuovo dell'Abate, at altitudes reaching 450 metres above sea level. Aged in French tonneaux, of which 50% is new, it is a richer, more powerful expression than their La Mannella label. Vanilla notes are rounded out with pepper, dark cherry, cedar and balsamic herbs. There are plenty of tannins to chew on, but is well-proportioned.
 
By Wine and Spirits
90 Cortonesi
2013 Brunello di Montalcino Poggiarelli
This wine offers immediate appeal in its juicy cherry flavors laced with black spices. Chewy tannins lend structure, while notes of oregano and basil take the flavors back to Tuscany.
Quintessential, Napa, CA
 (04/18)
 
By Wine Enthusiast
Cortonesi 2013 Poggiarelli (Brunello di Montalcino)
Points: 89
Designation: Poggiarelli
Variety: Sangiovese
Appellation: Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
Winery: Cortonesi
Alcohol: 14.50%
Bottle Size: 750.00 ml
Category: Red
Importer: Quintessential Wines
Date Published: 5/1/2018
By Kerin O’Keefe
Fragrant blue flower, new leather, eucalyptus and wild berry aromas lift out of the glass. The tightly knit palate is still youthfully austere, offering sour cherry, cranberry, espresso and star anise set against bright acidity and grainy tannins that grip the finish. Drink 2023–2028.
 
By Jancis Robinson
Cortonesi, I Poggiarelli 2013 Brunello di Montalcino
Producer: Cortonesi
Vintage: 2013
Appellation: Brunello di Montalcino
Region: Toscana
Country: Italy
Score: 17/20
Colour: Red
Alcohol: 14.50%
When to Drink: 2020 - 2028
Published: 13 Feb 2018
Date Tasted: 8 Jan 2018
Reviewer: Jancis Robinson
Concentrated ruby. Pure, ripe cherry nose. Loads of everything: fruit, acidity and tannins. Quite a big mouthful but well balanced and with a great future. (WS)
 
 
By Cortonesi
Brunello di Montalcino I Poggiarelli 2013
 
Description
Vibrant and well-built, this wine has the power to match the cherry, leather, mineral, and earth aromas and flavors. As it is still very young, there are some tight tannins on the long and spicy finish that will mellow with a few years of aging.
 
Winemaker's Notes
The grapes for this wine come from the heart of Montalcino, from a single vineyard of family-owned vines situated on the southeast side of the city. The soil is sandy and rocky, with excellent exposure to the sun. The vineyard trellis system is spurred cordon, with the winemaking following tradition for making superior Brunello. After careful selection of the hand-picked grapes, fermentation takes place with maceration for 25 days in Slovenian oak vats. The wine then spends 12 months in 5 hl French oak tonneaux and then is transferred to large Slovenian oak casks for 24 months further aging.
 
Serving Hints
This wine is a perfect accompaniment for red meats and various Italian cheeses.
 
Wine Details
Producer: Cortonesi - La Mannella
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany, Montalcino
Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
Alcohol: 14.50%
Residual Sugar: 1.0 g/l
Total Acidity: 6.0 g/l
[Information provided by Quintessential Wines]
 
 
~Citille di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2010~
(Alc: 15.50%)
 
 
By James Suckling
CITILLE DI SOPRA BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO RISERVA 2010
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Vintage: 2010
Score: 93
Delicious 2010 with ripe fruit and silky tannins, yet this is linear and focused. Plum, chocolate and spice aromas and flavors. Very tannic yet focused and lively. Drink or hold.
 
By Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
2010 Citille di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino Riserva
Rating: 92
Producer: Citille di Sopra 
From: Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino
Color: Red
Type: Table
Sweetness: Dry
Variety: Sangiovese
Drink Date: 2017 - 2028
Reviewed by Monica Larner
Issue Date: 3rd Mar 2016
Source: 223, The Wine Advocate
This wine presents a bold and enriched personality. The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva opens to soft aromas of dark cherry and blackberry preserves with ample spice, tobacco, and leather at the back. The transitions are smooth and velvety. Those same descriptors can be applied to the wine's texture that is similarly fine and approachable. This Brunello shows mild tannins and powerful alcohol at 15.50%.
 
 
By Citille Di Sopra
Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2010

Wine Details
Region: Tuscany 
Grape: 100% Sangiovese grapes 
Total Acidity: 5.40 g/l 
Extract: 30.61 g/l 
Ageing: Two years in oak barrels, one year in barriques 
Bottle Size: 750.00 ml 

Wine Notes
After a careful selection of grapes and a long fermentation, this wine rests for 24 months in oak barrels and 12 in small barrels. Complex and elegant, it rests in bottle for at least eight months. A wine of great structure and complexity, it is recommended with game dishes and seasoned cheeses. 
[Information provided by Superior Wine Selections]
 
 
 
By Luca Maroni
Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2010
Citille di Sopra - Tuscany
Points: 88
Consistency: 32 - Balance: 28 - Integrity: 28
Winery: Az. Agr. Citille di Sopra di Innocenti Fabio
Region: Veneto
Type: Red
Category: Brunello
Tasting date: 16-08-2016
Grape Varieties: Sangiovese
Volume of Bottle: 750.00 ml