Morrell & Co. Wine Catalog

FALL 2018

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102 | MORRELL FINE WINE AND SPIRITS V ISIT u S AT MORRELLWINE .c OM cALL 800.96.WINES (800.969.4637) ITA l Y : Tu SCANY i t's located in the southeast of the region, benefiting from a contrasting north to northeast exposure in the vineyards, which lends a remarkably lifted and refined quality, even in the warmest vintages. Although young compared to other estates, records show that the vineyards themselves were recognized for over 200 years as an ideal location for Sangiovese. Today, the Brunello of San Filippo is recognizable by its southeast origins: a balance of fruit contrasted by a mineral and spicy character that sets the wine apart from its peers. The single-vineyard l e l ucere is a testament to terroir, showcasing a core of pure Sangiovese fruit reared from the complex calcareous and shale soils of this historic site. ✦ San Filippo Brunello di Montalcino 2013 VM 93+ » $59 "Pungently floral and spicy… a very fresh, piercing personality… showcases an enticing rising quality with aeration." Ian D'Agata (1554241) San Filippo Brunello di Montalcino le Lucere 2013 WS 95 » $74 "As much savory as fruity… Rich yet lively, leaving a mouthwatering impression on the long, saline aftertaste." Bruce Sanderson (1555203) a Te ST a M e NT T O Te RRO i R The San Filippo winery was first established in the early days of the Brunello di Montalcino d OCG.

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