Brunello di Montalcino New Releases: 2012 Riserva & 2013

Collemattoni, Fuligni, Giodo

UPDATE: James Sucking scores 2012 Fuligni Riserva 98 points - read more and order here.

Last weekend saw the Tuscan hill town of Montalcino come alive to celebrate the ‘new releases’ at the annual Benvenuto Brunello. This year the wines released are the 2013 Brunellos and the 2012 Brunello Riservas – two very different vintages which have produced some very exciting wines. 2013 is a return to a more classical feel, a style we love, offering wines that are loaded with nuance and charm. As ever because of our close relationship with three of the greatest growers here, we are able to offer some of the very best wines from Montalcino, keenly anticipated and now just released. Please read our notes on each individual producer below.

‘The summer (2013) was characterized by cool nights and warm days, thus prolonging the growing season and allowing for added complexity and nuance in a late-ripening grape like Sangiovese. This vintage promises excellent results in many parts of the appellation.’
Monica Larner www.robertparker.com

Ordering & Delivery

The wines are due to arrive in the UK in the spring, so place your order now to secure these excellent wines at the best prices. We are offering the wines with In Bond prices, so please indicate your onward delivery requirements in the notes box of the order form. If you would like to take advantage of our private wine storage facility 'Elephant storage' then do let us know and that can be easily arranged for you.

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For more information and pre-shipment pricing on these wines, scroll down through the producers below.




This is a pre-shipment/primeur offer. All orders are accepted under the TERMS of this offer which differ from the terms of the rest of the site.

Collemattoni

This tiny, seven hectare, estate in San Angelo in Colle, on the warmer clay of the southern side of the hill of Montalcino is run by Marcello Bucci. A fantastic winemaker who studied oenology under Roberto Fuligni's aunt. He is making wonderfully good wines which keep increasing in both quality and international recognition.

In 2013 he has released a beautiful, sleek Brunello – his vineyards can produce broader, more full-on wines with lovely gloss and weight - but in 2013 Marcello too has made a nicely restrained style, his is beautifully balanced and offers super value once again.

2012 was hailed as a ‘Rockstar Vintage’ by critic James Suckling and the hype is justified, particularly when you look at the Riservas. The season started cool and then was dominated by a very hot, dry summer which looked like it might limit greatness – but just before harvest a good level of rain fell and saved the day. The results here at Collematoni are tremendous.

Collemattoni
2013 BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO Collemattoni

2013 BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO Collemattoni

75cl bottles, case of 6

For Marcello, the 2013 has an added dimension of elegance and lift compared to the 2011 & 2012. This feels very fine and long with a good deep fruit underlying the straighter, firmer core. Dark plum For Marcello, the 2013 has an added dimension of elegance and lift compared to the 2011 & 2012. This feels very fine and long with a good deep fruit underlying the straighter, firmer core. Dark plum juice and some lovely wood-spice combine to make this intense yet elevated. More focused than some vintages but delicious and, as ever, so fairly priced. L&S (Feb 2018)

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2012 BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO Vigna Fontelontano Riserva Collemattoni

2012 BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO Vigna Fontelontano Riserva Collemattoni

75cl bottles, case of 6

The 2012 'straight Brunello' was a runaway success for Marcello winning fabulous international plaudits - and this Riserva is a gem. In the same mould, deep, richly weighted with dark cherry fruit The 2012 'straight Brunello' was a runaway success for Marcello winning fabulous international plaudits - and this Riserva is a gem. In the same mould, deep, richly weighted with dark cherry fruit and lovely plum skin. Chock full of spice, cocoa and cigar box toast notes too. Intense, full on and loaded with promise. This will need time - but will be worth the wait. Great value Riserva which will be a joy to open in 7 to 10 years time. L&S (Feb 2018)

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Lea & Sandeman Wine Merchants

2013 BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO Collemattoni

Magnums, wood case of 1

For Marcello, the 2013 has an added dimension of elegance and lift compared to the 2011 & 2012. This feels very fine and long with a good deep fruit underlying the straighter, firmer core. Dark plum For Marcello, the 2013 has an added dimension of elegance and lift compared to the 2011 & 2012. This feels very fine and long with a good deep fruit underlying the straighter, firmer core. Dark plum juice and some lovely wood-spice combine to make this intense yet elevated. More focused than some vintages but delicious and, as ever, so fairly priced. L&S (Feb 2018)

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Fuligni

This year there are two great releases from Roberto Fuligni. 2013 is a vintage that has allowed him to pull out a brilliant Brunello. Pretty, sleek and beautifully shaped this is another classic from his beautiful vineyards on the high ground to the north of town. An elegant, poised wine with scintillating finesse.

With his 2012 Riserva, Roberto is rightfully very pleased - even commenting that the 2012 offers as much style and pleasure as the legendary 2010, time will tell – but this is certainly a vintage to take note of. The concentration is superb, the wine has lovely intensity and a long, linear core of joyously ripe fruit, brilliantly balanced by just enough acidity leaving a sense of precision and push. Another brilliant wine from the fabulous Fuligni estate.

Fuligni
2013 BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO Fuligni

2013 BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO Fuligni

75cl bottles, case of 6

Luminous red. High-pitched aromas of sour red cherry, raspberry, rose, stainless steel, white pepper and minerals. Dense and silky in texture but displays great juiciness, clarity and floral lift; Luminous red. High-pitched aromas of sour red cherry, raspberry, rose, stainless steel, white pepper and minerals. Dense and silky in texture but displays great juiciness, clarity and floral lift; the lively but harmonious acidity really lifts and frames the bright red and mineral flavors. Totally saturates the palate and yet comes off as virtually weightless. This hauntingly beautiful wine showcases everything Brunello can be when made from an ultra-competent producer farming Sangiovese vines that grow in what is a real grand cru section of the much too large Brunello di Montalcino denomination. Drinking range: 2024 - 2038 Rating: 97-97 Ian d'Agata, www.vinousmedia.com (Apr 2018)

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2013 BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO Fuligni

2013 BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO Fuligni

Magnums, wood case of 1

Luminous red. High-pitched aromas of sour red cherry, raspberry, rose, stainless steel, white pepper and minerals. Dense and silky in texture but displays great juiciness, clarity and floral lift; Luminous red. High-pitched aromas of sour red cherry, raspberry, rose, stainless steel, white pepper and minerals. Dense and silky in texture but displays great juiciness, clarity and floral lift; the lively but harmonious acidity really lifts and frames the bright red and mineral flavors. Totally saturates the palate and yet comes off as virtually weightless. This hauntingly beautiful wine showcases everything Brunello can be when made from an ultra-competent producer farming Sangiovese vines that grow in what is a real grand cru section of the much too large Brunello di Montalcino denomination. Drinking range: 2024 - 2038 Rating: 97-97 Ian d'Agata, www.vinousmedia.com (Apr 2018)

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2012 BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO Riserva Fuligni

2012 BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO Riserva Fuligni

75cl bottles, case of 6

This is bright, juicy and packed with cherry, strawberry, floral and mineral aromas and flavors. Linear in shape and tightly wound, yet very pure, with a long, detailed aftertaste that pulls all the This is bright, juicy and packed with cherry, strawberry, floral and mineral aromas and flavors. Linear in shape and tightly wound, yet very pure, with a long, detailed aftertaste that pulls all the elements together. Best from 2021 through 2040. Drinking range: 2021 - 2040 Rating: 98-98 Bruce Sanderson, The Wine Spectator (Mar 2018)

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2012 BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO Riserva Fuligni

2012 BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO Riserva Fuligni

Magnums, wood case of 1

This is bright, juicy and packed with cherry, strawberry, floral and mineral aromas and flavors. Linear in shape and tightly wound, yet very pure, with a long, detailed aftertaste that pulls all the This is bright, juicy and packed with cherry, strawberry, floral and mineral aromas and flavors. Linear in shape and tightly wound, yet very pure, with a long, detailed aftertaste that pulls all the elements together. Best from 2021 through 2040. Drinking range: 2021 - 2040 Rating: 98-98 Bruce Sanderson, The Wine Spectator (Mar 2018)

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Podere Giodo di Carlo Ferrini

The enigmatic Carlo Ferrini has once again crafted a mesmerizingly focused, sleek Brunello from his own immaculate, small estate - Il Giodo. Fast becoming another cult classic, this is a beautiful vintage from the Tuscan superstar winemaker, who after years of advising the greats is putting his huge expertise into his own vineyard, 2013 is his fourth vintage of Brunello here.

Carlo is striving for elegance at Il Giodo and his 2013 Brunelllo is a triumph. This personal project is already developing trademark characteristics of finesse, elegance and a bright, fine feel.

As the Wine Spectator notes 'Carlo Ferrini’s small private vineyard may produce Montalcino’s best-kept secret.'

Giodo Brunello di Montalcino
2013 BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO Podere Giodo di Carlo Ferrini

2013 BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO Podere Giodo di Carlo Ferrini

75cl bottles, case of 6

Liquorice, cedar, savoury, touch meaty, scented and fine with stone fruit. Gorgeous fruit delivery, sleek, mobile elegant and ripe, blackberry, plum and touch creamy, savoury with liquorice and cedar. Liquorice, cedar, savoury, touch meaty, scented and fine with stone fruit. Gorgeous fruit delivery, sleek, mobile elegant and ripe, blackberry, plum and touch creamy, savoury with liquorice and cedar. Drinking range: 2020 - 2040 L&S (Apr 2018)

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2013 BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO Podere Giodo di Carlo Ferrini

2013 BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO Podere Giodo di Carlo Ferrini

Magnums, case of 1

Liquorice, cedar, savoury, touch meaty, scented and fine with stone fruit. Gorgeous fruit delivery, sleek, mobile elegant and ripe, blackberry, plum and touch creamy, savoury with liquorice and cedar. Liquorice, cedar, savoury, touch meaty, scented and fine with stone fruit. Gorgeous fruit delivery, sleek, mobile elegant and ripe, blackberry, plum and touch creamy, savoury with liquorice and cedar. Drinking range: 2020 - 2040 L&S (Apr 2018)

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