Morrell & Co. Wine Catalog

FALL 2016

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MORRELL FINE WINE AND SPIRITS Call 800.96.WINES (800.969.4637) • Visit us at • Complimentary delivery on all orders over $150 in NY and CT 101 i t A l Y : b r U nello i n p ursui T o F p er F ec T ion F or Vincenzo Abbruzzesi or Valdicava, it has always been about the land and the vines first. His meticulous selection of grape bunches remains one of the most severe in Italy, or possibly even the world. Valdicava is in no way typical of Brunello, with its intensity of fruit and rich textures—a result of extremely low yields. This Brunello is surprisingly approachable in its youth yet has a track record of maturing effortlessly for decades. For Vincenzo, it's about creating a Brunello which adheres to tradition through structure and aromatics, yet with pure elegance, harmony and intense fruit. ✦ v aldicava Brunello di Montalcino 2010 JS 99 » $109 "Absolutely stunning...It's powerful and structured yet shows a gorgeous finesse and length. Truly wondrous." (1554068) c lassic in T he Making W ith each passing vintage, new producers of Brunello join the ranks of the region's elite. Much of this has to do with a renewed focus on farming, terroir and belief in the abilities of the Sangiovese grape. However, while we've all been looking forward, some of yesterday's names have continued to build upon a lineage of excellence, which has gone unnoticed. The house of Capanna has been producing Brunello since before it was awarded DOC status. In fact, Giuseppe Cencioni was one of the first producers to help create the Consorzio del Vino Brunello. Over the course of decades, Capanna produced traditionally-styled wines that hovered just below the rankings of the region's most highly-acclaimed producers. Located north of Montalcino, in the hills of Montosoli, the Brunello of Capanna has always been of the more elegant, finessed and structured sort. They are wines that require time to truly understand, but as maturity sets in, they reward us ten-fold. The 2010 Capanna Brunello is sure to be a classic. ✦ Capanna Brunello di Montalcino 2010 AG 94 » $64 "...aromatically expressive...classically-built...All the elements are in place for the 2010 to deliver superb drinking..." (1528034)

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