Mocali chose their oldest vines (31 years old) from rich, mineral soils to produce this single cru bottling of Brunello di Montalcino. Whereas their base Brunello is fermented in stainless steel with aging in large oak cask, ‘Raunate’ is vinified and aged entirely in oak. Fermentation takes place in large French oak vats. Wine then ages for one year in tonneaux followed by 24 months in smaller oak barrels before resting in bottle for 7 months prior to release.
Intense ruby red in color, this Brunello has a complex and balanced nose, showing aromas of raspberries and licorice with notes of chocolate and spice. Warm and full on the palate, the flavors are beautifully pronounced with excellent length.