Gianni Brunelli, a man of many interests, established Siena?s Osteria Le Logge (now one of the top restaurants of the city) in 1977. In 1987, he returned to Montalcino and purchased ?Le Chiuse di Sotto,? an estate that had belonged to his father Dino, with 2ha of vineyards standing at 200m above sea level in the northern part of the region. Brunelli replanted most of the vines in 1989, but left untouched a small plot of older holdings dating back to his father?s original 1947 plantings. After Gianni passed away in 2008, his wife Laura, who was already working at the estate, took the reins along with her brother, Adriano.
?White peach, strawberry and melon on the nose with juicy fruit and floral notes all developing while in the glass. Medium bodied, crisp and pure with a nice dry finish that keeps you coming back to the glass. This is a terrific value and a summertime staple.?