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Fuligni Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 750ml 2007
Sku: 1819715*
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Critics Ratings:   (1)
Product Information
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Sub-Region: Brunello di Montalcino
Grape Varietal: Sangiovese
Type: Still wine
Reg. 166.99
On Sale $132.99
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Wine Advocate 94 points - Fulignis 2007 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva captures the richness of the vintage while maintaining plenty of classicism in its structure. Tar, smoke, tobacco, savory herbs and incense emerge from the exotic, highly expressive bouquet. Layers of red fruit build effortlessly through to a deeply resonant finish. The 2007 has wonderful richness, but at the same time, it is clearly holding back some of its significant potential. Overall, this is one of the best of the 2007 Riservas, even if it falls a bit short of being truly viscerally thrilling. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2027.”,,, (Jun 2013)

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Wine maker notes
In the biggest years, the Fulignis select a Brunello Reserve which is aged, according to regulations, for five years, three of which are in wood. The grapes primarily come from the oldest vines in the vineyard. The Brunello Reserve produced from these vines certainly presents characteristics of extreme longevity but immediately reveals its important quality and appeal with the potential of an ageing which may occur over many decades according to storage conditions. Fulignis Reserve can be found in the cellars of the biggest collectors and represents an excellent investment thanks to its high value on the market and in auctions.

Producer
The Fuligni Viscounts, a long-standing Venetian family, moved to England in the 14th century at the head of a troop of mercenaries at the service of Edward III. With the succession of the Absburg- Lorraine to the Grand Duchy, Luigi Fuligni was transferred to Tuscany as general of the new sovereignty and, around 1770, received an extensive concession of land in the Maremma from the Grand Duke, Pietro Leopoldo. Fulignis task was to see to the reclamation of the land as was the wish of the enlightened monarch. Giovanni Maria Fuligni settled in Montalcino at the beginning of 1900 and started to produce wine just as his family had previously done predominantly in the area around Scansano in the Maremma. The Fuligni Estate in Montalcino, directed by Maria Flora Fuligni consists of approximately 100 hectares of land at varying exposures to the sun. The vines, which extend over about ten hectares, are situated on the eastern part of the hill, a traditional area for Brunello. The cellars are located at Cottimelli (about three kilometers from Montalcino in the direction of Siena) in an original 18th century residence once the home of Medicean Grand Dukes. Wine tastings are also held on the premises in recently restored rooms which used to accommodate a small monastery of monks in the 16th century.

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