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Date Printed: 7/26/2014
La Serena Brunello di Montalcino 2006
La Serena Brunello di Montalcino 2006
(search item no. 113722)
Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 7/26/2014: $69.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 James Suckling rating: 92 points
2008 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2007 James Suckling rating: 94 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

#24 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2011

La Serena's Brunello di Montalcino comes from 17 year old vineyards near the famed Montesoli Cru. The vineyards, planted at 350 meters above sea level on clay, calcareous soils, benefit from longer ripening periods and higher levels of acidity than their lower altitude counterparts.

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About La Serena:

The La Serena estate has belonged to the Mantengoli family since the 1930s, but they did not start making wine until 1988, when brothers Andrea and Marcello entered the family business. What began as a one-hectare farm has since grown into nine hectares, with about six of those under vine, dedicated exclusively to Sangiovese for Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino.

The zone of production, Torrenieri, is in the northeast corner of Montalcino at about 400 meters above sea level. The soil there is similar to the Pertimali/Montosoli Cru areas, but is slightly less compact, providing wines with structure but perhaps more approachability in their youth than their neighbors.