Citille di Sopra

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese

9.162 ratings
9.17 pro ratings
Montalcino, Siena, Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese
Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Beef, Venison, White Rice, Potato, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pungent Cheese, Chicken, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Duck, Tomato-Based, Pork, Chili & Hot Spicy, Lamb, Turkey, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Tom Casagrande

[Night 1:] On the lower-toned end of the flavor spectrum. Dark, smoky, leathery notes take the lead on the nose, with some very dark cherry verging into blackberry fruit in the background. Loads of warm sandstone. Tannic, dark, and large-framed in the mouth. Maybe a tad scorchy. Not my style (I like ‘em with more cherry fruit and freshness). Others may like this more.

UPDATE: Night 2 this is much nicer. Dark cherry liqueur fruit has moved to the fore, and the tannins are not nearly as prominent. Amazingly, I’m upping this from 8.8 to 9.1. Obviously the moral of the story is to give this guy plenty of air.

[Night 1:] On the lower-toned end of the flavor spectrum. Dark, smoky, leathery notes take the lead on the nose, with some very dark cherry verging into blackberry fruit in the background. Loads of warm sandstone. Tannic, dark, and large-framed in the mouth. Maybe a tad scorchy. Not my style (I like ‘em with more cherry fruit and freshness). Others may like this more.

UPDATE: Night 2 this is much nicer. Dark cherry liqueur fruit has moved to the fore, and the tannins are not nearly as prominent. Amazingly, I’m upping this from 8.8 to 9.1. Obviously the moral of the story is to give this guy plenty of air.

Apr 12th, 2020
Phil Kessling

2010, Citille Di Sopra, Brunello Di Montalcino, Sangiovese. One of my favorite all time labels and it also a good Brunello. Black fruit, leather, wet dirt, good acid and a little tannic. Went well with home made Green Egg pizza.

2010, Citille Di Sopra, Brunello Di Montalcino, Sangiovese. One of my favorite all time labels and it also a good Brunello. Black fruit, leather, wet dirt, good acid and a little tannic. Went well with home made Green Egg pizza.

1 person found it helpfulJan 8th, 2016
Flora Chang

Proprietor NINE SUNS Winery, HOUYI Vineyard

9.2

Italian Night with the fam

Italian Night with the fam

Oct 27th, 2016
Brent S

Old-world wine for New-world tastes.

Old-world wine for New-world tastes.

Jul 15th, 2016
Denis Roudenko

Чуть животно, чуть ягодно, чуть кефирно. 16/20 (89/100)

Чуть животно, чуть ягодно, чуть кефирно. 16/20 (89/100)

Feb 20th, 2015
Denis Roudenko

Начало травянисто-цветочное, за которым следует замша. Несколько алкогольно. Во вкусе добавляется немного сухофруктов, проявляются сухие танины. Так себе. 14.5/20 (82/100)

Начало травянисто-цветочное, за которым следует замша. Несколько алкогольно. Во вкусе добавляется немного сухофруктов, проявляются сухие танины. Так себе. 14.5/20 (82/100)

Feb 22nd, 2014
Neil Cornish

Complex aromatics. Has the Christmas cake thing going. Smooth tannins. Enjoyed in Siena

Complex aromatics. Has the Christmas cake thing going. Smooth tannins. Enjoyed in Siena

Apr 23rd, 2019
Bret Barker

Bright wine with dark fruit and just a hint of leather. Very approachable, not very tannic at all.

Bright wine with dark fruit and just a hint of leather. Very approachable, not very tannic at all.

Mar 30th, 2018
Yuki Watanabe

Earthy tone, dry, like it

Earthy tone, dry, like it

Oct 30th, 2017
Luke Tubergen

I really liked this one. Two bottles tonight.

I really liked this one. Two bottles tonight.

Oct 7th, 2017