Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

It is produced in different vineyards with altitudes ranging from 210 to 510 metres above sea level.

Vinified in steel tanks for approx. twenty days, it undergoes a maturing period of approx. 3.5 years in French tonneaux of 5 hl and 7 hl and in Slavonian oak barrels of 30 hl. It rests for five months in the bottle before being tasted.

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Vintage

2017

Grape Variety

Sangiovese Grosso 100%

Fermentation

In stainless steel for 20 days.

Ageing

24 months in 5/7 HL French oak tonneaux and in 30 HL Slovenian oak barrels and then 18 months in bottle.  

Alcohol

14,50%

Colour

Ruby red tending to garnet.

Bouquet

Penetrating, broad and varied.

Taste

Dry, warm, large and persistent.

Dry Extract

30 g/l

Total Acidity

6,1 g/l

Serving Temperature

18° C

Serving Suggestions

Roast meat, game, stews, aged cheese.

Bottles Produced

10.000

rates

James Suckling
annata 2017

92 points

A fresh and firm Brunello with black berry, dark choccolate and bark aromas and flavors. Medium body. Fine tannins and a clean and vivid finish.

Blackberry and dark choccolate undertones. Better after 2023

Wine Advocates
annata 2017

93 points

The Villa Le Prata 2017 Brunello is quite lovely in that it takes the heart of the vintage to shape soft and elegantly sweetened fruit. There is no heaviness here, or over-ripeness, but this vintage of Brunello does embrace summer cherry, black plum and candied almond or chestnut. Those lush layers of fruit lift to reveal fresh acidity and tight tannins that could withstand a healthy number of cellar years. Villa Le Prata is an astate that is coming to age in terrific fashion.

It is produced in different vineyards with altitudes ranging from 210 to 510 metres above sea level.

Vinified in steel tanks for approx. twenty days, it undergoes a maturing period of approx. 3.5 years in French tonneaux of 5 hl and 7 hl and in Slavonian oak barrels of 30 hl. It rests for five months in the bottle before being tasted.

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Vintage

2016

Grape Variety

Sangiovese Grosso 100%

Fermentation

In stainless steel for 20 days.

Ageing

2,5 years in 5/7 HL French oak tonneaux and in 30 HL Slavonian oak barrels and then 6 months in bottle.  

Alcohol

14,50%

Colour

Ruby red tending to garnet.

Bouquet

Penetrating, broad and varied.

Taste

Dry, warm, large and persistent.

Dry Extract

26,2 g/l

Total Acidity

5,3 g/l

Serving Temperature

18° C

Serving Suggestions

Roast meat, game, stews, aged cheese.

Bottles Produced

8.000

rates

James Suckling
annata 2016

93 points

Nicely balanced Brunello with aromas and flavors of red berries, plums, flowers and hints of fresh herbs and bitter spices. Full-bodiedwith a well integrated tannin structure and a lightly firm finish. Remains fresh throughout. Needs time to expand. Drink after 2022.

Falstaff
annata 2016

90 points

It is produced in different vineyards with altitudes ranging from 210 to 510 metres above sea level.

Vinified in steel tanks for approx. twenty days, it undergoes a maturing period of approx. 3.5 years in French tonneaux of 5 hl and 7 hl and in Slavonian oak barrels of 30 hl. It rests for five months in the bottle before being tasted.

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Vintage

2015

Grape Variety

Sangiovese Grosso 100%

Fermentation

In stainless steel for 20 days.

Ageing

42 months in 5/7 HL French oak tonneaux and in 30 HL Slovenian oak barrels and then 6 months in bottle.  

Alcohol

14,50%

Colour

Ruby red tending to garnet.

Bouquet

Penetrating, broad and varied.

Taste

Dry, warm, large and persistent.

Dry Extract

26,2 g/l

Total Acidity

5,3 g/l

Serving Temperature

18° C

Serving Suggestions

Roast meat, game, stews, aged cheese.

Bottles Produced

8.000

rates

Vinous
annata 2015

90 Points

2015 Villa Le Prata Brunello di Montalcino Vividred with a garnet rim. Open, forward nose of red cherry, faded flowers and sweet spices. Enters fresh, then slightly folded on itself in the middle, such that the acidity and tannins stand out more on the long graceful finish. The fruit fleshes out while you age it a few more years in a good cellar. -- Ian D'Agata

Gambero Rosso
annata 2015

Vino di finezza e di dettaglio più che di potenza, che si fa apprezzare per il frutto, le eleganti note speziate e la finezza tannica

wine plus
annata 2015

90 Points

James Suckling
annata 2015

93 Points

Wonderful aromas of dried strawberries, cedar, almonds and flowers follow through to a full body, yet it’s refined and poised with beautiful, reserved fruit and structure. Drink or hold.

 

It is produced in different vineyards with altitudes ranging from 210 to 510 metres above sea level.

Vinified in steel tanks for approx. twenty days, it undergoes a maturing period of approx. 3.5 years in French tonneaux of 5 hl and 7 hl and in Slavonian oak barrels of 30 hl. It rests for five months in the bottle before being tasted.

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Vintage

2015

Grape Variety

Sangiovese Grosso 100%

Fermentation

In stainless steel for 20 days.

Ageing

42 months in 5/7 HL French oak tonneaux and in 30 HL Slovenian oak barrels and then 6 months in bottle.  

Alcohol

14,50%

Colour

Ruby red tending to garnet.

Bouquet

Penetrating, broad and varied.

Taste

Dry, warm, large and persistent.

Dry Extract

26,2 g/l

Total Acidity

5,3 g/l

Serving Temperature

18° C

Serving Suggestions

Roast meat, game, stews, aged cheese.

Bottles Produced

8.000

rates

James Suckling
annata 2014

91 Points

Smokey aromas highlight the cherry and dried-strawberry

character. Medium body, integrated tannins and a fresh

finish. Polished and crafted. Drink now or hold.

Vinous
annata 2014

91 Points

Bright red. Perfumed juicy aromas and flavors of redcurrant, minerals and sweet spices. Long, lively and clean; not a blockbuster but easygoing and bursting at the seams with fruity charm. Maybe more like a really good Rosso than a Brunello, but truly lovely and fun to try. Drink this up quickly for a Maximum enjoiment; will make a lovely "wine by the glass" number in restaurant. 

--Ian D'Agata

It is produced in different vineyards with altitudes ranging from 210 to 510 metres above sea level.

Vinified in steel tanks for approx. twenty days, it undergoes a maturing period of approx. 3.5 years in French tonneaux of 5 hl and 7 hl and in Slavonian oak barrels of 30 hl. It rests for five months in the bottle before being tasted.

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Vintage

2013

Grape Variety

Sangiovese Grosso 100%

Fermentation

In stainless steel for 20 days.

Ageing

42 months in 5/7 HL French oak tonneaux and in 30 HL Slovenian oak barrels and then 6 months in bottle.  

Alcohol

14,50%

Colour

Ruby red tending to garnet.

Bouquet

Penetrating, broad and varied.

Taste

Dry, warm, large and persistent.

Dry Extract

28 g/l

Total Acidity

5,5 g/l

Serving Temperature

18° C

Serving Suggestions

Roast meat, game, stews, aged cheese.

Bottles Produced

14.500

rates

James Suckling
annata 2013

93 Score

The raspberry and cherry aromas are very intense and pretty. Full body, silky and fine tannins. Juicy fruit. I love the finish. Delicious now but better in 2019.

Vinous
annata 2013

92 Pts

Increasing floral personality with aeration. Supple and sweet, but displaying very good lift and noteworthy finesse to the fruit-driven flavors of spicy red currant and raspberry. Offers lovely purity and intense aromatics, not to mention a light touch, on the long, juicy finish. Lovely Brunello

Drinking window: 2023-2031

It is produced in different vineyards with altitudes ranging from 210 to 510 metres above sea level.

Vinified in steel tanks for approx. twenty days, it undergoes a maturing period of approx. 3.5 years in French tonneaux of 5 hl and 7 hl and in Slavonian oak barrels of 30 hl. It rests for five months in the bottle before being tasted.

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Vintage

2012

Grape Variety

Sangiovese Grosso 100%

Fermentation

In stainless steel for 20 days.

Ageing

42 months in 5/7 HL French oak tonneaux and in 30 HL Slovenian oak barrels and then 6 months in bottle.  

Alcohol

14,50%

Colour

Ruby red tending to garnet.

Bouquet

Penetrating, broad and varied.

Taste

Dry, warm, large and persistent.

Dry Extract

29,1 g/l

Total Acidity

5,6 g/l

Serving Temperature

18° C

Serving Suggestions

Roast meat, game, stews, aged cheese.

Bottles Produced

12.500

rates

Wine Advocates
annata 2012

91 points

The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino offers a classic interpretation of Sangiovese. The wine displays a dark crimson color with subtle ruby highlights. Dried berry, tobacco, pressed flower and pencil shavings are some of the principal components of the bouquet. You feel a pinch of tannic firmness and fresh acidity on the close. Villa le Prata makes 12,500 of this attractive base Brunello.

Decanter
annata 2012

95 Pt

Vinous
annata 2012

92 Points

Dense and smooth but tightly wound, with a lightly minty quality to the reticent red currant and savory herb flavors. Nicely delineated, refined Brunello with an austere, elegant mouthfeel that is less fruity but more refined than other 2012 Brunellos. Finished with outstanding length, youthfully dusty tannins and noteworthy deph. I’d cellar this for another three-four years before pulling the cork on it. Drink 2021-2030

It is produced in different vineyards with altitudes ranging from 210 to 510 metres above sea level.

Vinified in steel tanks for approx. twenty days, it undergoes a maturing period of approx. 3.5 years in French tonneaux of 5 hl and 7 hl and in Slavonian oak barrels of 30 hl. It rests for five months in the bottle before being tasted.

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Vintage

2011

Grape Variety

Sangiovese Grosso 100%

Fermentation

In stainless steel for 20 days.

Ageing

42 months in 5/7 HL French oak tonneaux and in 30 HL Slovenian oak barrels and then 6 months in bottle.  

Alcohol

14,50%

Colour

Ruby red tending to garnet.

Bouquet

Penetrating, broad and varied.

Taste

Dry, warm, large and persistent.

Dry Extract

30,7 g/l

Total Acidity

5,2 g/l

Serving Temperature

18° C

Serving Suggestions

Roast meat, game, stews, aged cheese.

Bottles Produced

13.000

rates

James Suckling
annata 2011

93 score


I love the balance and fruit to this. The medium to full palate and dried-fruit and honey character follow through to a fine tannin backbone and freshness on the finish. This Brunello producer is on a roll. Drink or hold

Wine Advocates
annata 2011

90 points

The Villa le Prata 2011 Brunello di Montalcino is a smooth and steady red wine that emits clean pulses of dried cherry, wild berry,dark spice and savory tobacco. The wine does a good job of underlining those aromas that are so trou to Sangiovese. That sense of purity and generosity continues to the palate where the wine shows silky tannins and balanced acidity.

It is produced in different vineyards with altitudes ranging from 210 to 510 metres above sea level.

Vinified in steel tanks for approx. twenty days, it undergoes a maturing period of approx. 3.5 years in French tonneaux of 5 hl and 7 hl and in Slavonian oak barrels of 30 hl. It rests for five months in the bottle before being tasted.

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Vintage

2010

Grape Variety

Sangiovese Grosso 100%

Fermentation

In stainless steel for 20 days.

Ageing

42 months in 5/7 HL French oak tonneaux and in 30 HL Slovenian oak barrels and then 6 months in bottle.  

Alcohol

14,50%

Colour

Ruby red tending to garnet.

Bouquet

Penetrating, broad and varied.

Taste

Dry, warm, large and persistent.

Dry Extract

34,6 g/l

Total Acidity

5,6 g/l

Serving Temperature

18° C

Serving Suggestions

Roast meat, game, stews, aged cheese.

Bottles Produced

12.000

rates

Wine Advocates
annata 2010

92 scores

The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino shows smooth lines and a curvaceous figure. Soft aromas of cherry, Spanish cedar, licorice, dried rosemary and roasted almond rise from the bouquet. I tried this wine during two phases, once shortly after the bottle was opened and second time 24 hours later. The evolution and softening of the wine was remarkable and is very encouraging in terms of its potential longevity. Yet, you never lose sight of that characteristic Sangiovese tartness and freshness. Drink this elegant Brunello after 2017.

James Suckling
annata 2010

94 points

Incredible aromatics here with smoked meat, toffee, light prune, dried cherry and dried flower. Full body, soft, velvety tannins and a long, sexy finish. Wonderful depth and intensity. Big wine from a little producer. Try in 2017.

annata 2010

93 points

Villa Le Prata's 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is laced with deep, musky scents, sweet red cherries, licorice, tobacco, kirsch and autumn leaves. Layered and resonant on the palate, the 2010 offers plenty of intrigue. This isn't the most refined or polished wine of the year, but there is something compelling in the wine's small imperfections. The slightly forward aromatics suggest the 2010 may not be especially ageworthy, yet there is quite a bit of density, tannin and overall depth that will help the wine keep for at least a decade, perhaps longer.

It is produced in different vineyards with altitudes ranging from 210 to 510 metres above sea level.

Vinified in steel tanks for approx. twenty days, it undergoes a maturing period of approx. 3.5 years in French tonneaux of 5 hl and 7 hl and in Slavonian oak barrels of 30 hl. It rests for five months in the bottle before being tasted.

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Vintage

2009

Grape Variety

Sangiovese Grosso 100%

Fermentation

In stainless steel for 20 days.

Ageing

42 months in 5/7 HL French oak tonneaux and in 30 HL Slovenian oak barrels and then 6 months in bottle.  

Alcohol

14,50%

Colour

Ruby red tending to garnet.

Bouquet

Penetrating, broad and varied.

Taste

Dry, warm, large and persistent.

Dry Extract

27,6 g/l

Total Acidity

5,8 g/l

Serving Temperature

18° C

Serving Suggestions

Roast meat, game, stews, aged cheese.

Bottles Produced

12.000

rates

Decanter
annata 2009

90 scores

Mahogany garnet hue. Slightly candied red cherry aromas that are big and luscious. This is a broad- shouldered red, with lots of pure fruit. A forward style of Brunello that will have many fans.

Wine Enthusiast
annata 2009

90 scores

This wine opens with aromas of woodland berries, forest floor and spice with hints of menthol. The ripe, low-acid palate delivers fleshy black cherry accented with thyme, sage and a hint of licorice alongside tight tannins.

James Suckling
annata 2009

91 points

A full, rich Brunello with dried-strawberry, plum and lemon-rind character. Velvety and juicy. Drink now.

Wine Spectator
annata 2009

90 points

Elegantly wrought, offering strawberry, cherry, anice and tobacco flavors. The firm, slightly dry tannins cleanse the palate. Ideal with tomato or meat souces. Drink now through 2023.

It is produced in different vineyards with altitudes ranging from 210 to 510 metres above sea level.

Vinified in steel tanks for approx. twenty days, it undergoes a maturing period of approx. 3.5 years in French tonneaux of 5 hl and 7 hl and in Slavonian oak barrels of 30 hl. It rests for five months in the bottle before being tasted.

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Vintage

2008

Grape Variety

Sangiovese Grosso 100%

Fermentation

In stainless steel for 20 days.

Ageing

42 months in 5/7 HL French oak tonneaux and in 30 HL Slovenian oak barrels and then 6 months in bottle.  

Alcohol

14,50%

Colour

Ruby red tending to garnet.

Bouquet

Penetrating, broad and varied.

Taste

Dry, warm, large and persistent.

Dry Extract

30,7 g/l

Total Acidity

5,9 g/l

Serving Temperature

18° C

Serving Suggestions

Roast meat, game, stews, aged cheese.

Bottles Produced

8.000

rates

Wine Spectator
annata 2008

90 points

Broad and rangy, with cherry, licorice, leather and spice aromas and flavors. Shows grip and lively acidity, picking up balsamic accents as the long finish unfolds. A powerful style. Best from 2016 through 2029.

It is produced in different vineyards with altitudes ranging from 210 to 510 metres above sea level.

Vinified in steel tanks for approx. twenty days, it undergoes a maturing period of approx. 3.5 years in French tonneaux of 5 hl and 7 hl and in Slavonian oak barrels of 30 hl. It rests for five months in the bottle before being tasted.

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Vintage

2007

Grape Variety

Sangiovese Grosso 100%

Fermentation

In stainless steel for 20 days.

Ageing

42 months in 5/7 HL French oak tonneaux and in 30 HL Slovenian oak barrels and then 6 months in bottle.  

Alcohol

14,50%

Colour

Ruby red tending to garnet.

Bouquet

Penetrating, broad and varied.

Taste

Dry, warm, large and persistent.

Dry Extract

28,14 g/l

Total Acidity

5,9 g/l

Serving Temperature

18° C

Serving Suggestions

Roast meat, game, stews, aged cheese.

Bottles Produced

12.000

rates

Wine Enthusiast
annata 2007

91 scores

Lead pencil and mineral dryness upfront followed by dark fruit, blackberry and rum cake. The wine presents a soft round mouthfeel, with ample structure and length. Lingering barbecue and ripe fruit mark the close.

Wine & Degustation
annata 2007

★★★★

James Suckling
annata 2007

94 scores

annata 2007

90 points

The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino is an attractive, juicy wine laced with sweet red berries, flowers, spices and licorice, all wrapped in a soft approachable style that is quite appealing. This is an especially fleshy, radiant Brunello from Villa Le Prata. The 2007 should drink well upon release and for at least another decade beyond. The 2007 was made from prcels in Tavernelle and Castelnuovo dell'Abate, and spent  total of four years in barrel, most of it in cask.

annata 2007

90 points

The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino is an attractive, juicy wine laced with sweet red berries, flowers, spices and licorice, alla wrapped in a soft approachable style that is quite appealing. This is an especially fleshy, radiant Brunello from Villa Le Prata. The 2007 should drink well upon release and for at least another decade beyond. The 2007 was made from parcels in Tavernelle and Castelnuovo dell'Abate, and spent a total of four years in barrel, most of it in cask. Anticipated maturity; 2014-2024.

It is produced in different vineyards with altitudes ranging from 210 to 510 metres above sea level.

Vinified in steel tanks for approx. twenty days, it undergoes a maturing period of approx. 3.5 years in French tonneaux of 5 hl and 7 hl and in Slavonian oak barrels of 30 hl. It rests for five months in the bottle before being tasted.

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Vintage

2006

Grape Variety

Sangiovese Grosso 100%

Fermentation

In stainless steel for 20 days.

Ageing

42 months in 5/7 HL French oak tonneaux and in 30 HL Slovenian oak barrels and then 6 months in bottle.  

Alcohol

14,50%

Colour

Ruby red tending to garnet.

Bouquet

Penetrating, broad and varied.

Taste

Dry, warm, large and persistent.

Dry Extract

29,5 g/l

Total Acidity

5,7 g/l

Serving Temperature

18° C

Serving Suggestions

Roast meat, game, stews, aged cheese.

Bottles Produced

12.000

rates

Wine Spectator
annata 2006

94 points

Full of floral, raspberry, cherry and tobacco aromas and flavors, this red also shows savory and mineral elements. Sinewy and taut, offering a silky texture and firm tannins. This shows fine length, with a sweetness that lingers. Best from 2013 through 2025.