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2016 Le Ragnaie "Fornace" Brunello di Montalcino

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Fornace is located in Castelnuovo dell'Abate in the southeast at lower elevations than the rest of the single vineyards of the Le Ragnaie estate. These are heavier clay soils and deliver the richest, roundest and thickest of the Le Ragnaie Brunello's.

We tend to focus on the older estates in Montalcino, but there is emerging young talent that cannot be ignored. I'd add Sesti, Stella di Campalto, and now Le Ragnaie to that list. They've only been around for twenty years, but they immediately came on my radar when I tried the 2007 Fornace at Coltivare a few year ago and was absolutely floored by it. In terms of style these are quite traditional, with dried fruits, aged tobacco, iodine, and dried underbrush notes. As with all great wines, they are intense, but glide along the palate with elegance. They've already fallen into the 'dreadful' allocated status from our suppliers, and I fear they will become more scarce every year from here on out.

How do I pick up my wine?

Orders are generally ready within 1-3 business days, but you can always email or call us for a status update. 

Need your wine fast? Just call us! We can expedite the order and may have it ready in less than an hour.

After checking out, you will receive a pickup confirmation email when the order has been pulled and packed. You can pickup your wine at our shop at 2301 Portsmouth Street in Upper Kirby, Houston. For more information, or if you need your wine more quickly, reach out to us at and we will do everything we can to accomodate.