praised Brunelli’s wines

Brunelli Custoza 2021
Score: 89 Points

16 Aug, 2022 – Peary and appley nose with a simple, incisive and lightly mineral palate that turns quite crisp and dry, but remains fresh and fruity. Lemony finish with a subtle mineral twist at the end. Drink now.


Brunelli Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore Pa’ Riondo 2019

Score: 91 Points

8 Aug, 2022 – Some chili chocolate, dark raspberries, tobacco and spiced oranges on the nose, giving immediate allure. Medium-bodied on the palate, with a silky mid-palate and a flavorful finish. A lovely Valpolicella Ripasso. Drink now.


Brunelli Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Campo Inferi Riserva 2017

Score: 96 Points

8 Aug, 2022 – Aromas of dried berries, plum skins and figs on offer, with lots of spices, walnuts, chocolate and dry earth. Full-bodied with firm, chewy tannins that create a lingering, velvety mouth-feel. Ripe and plush, yet with crunchy fruit character and vivid acidity. Well made, with impressive tension and focus. So long and compact. Will definitely benefit from aging. Try now, but better after 2023.


Brunelli Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Campo del Titari Riserva 2017

Score: 95 Points

4 Aug, 2022 – Complex and tarry nose with graphite, dried blackberries, chocolate fudge, dates, Christmas spice, cedar and a hint of black mushroom. It’s full-bodied with fine-grained tannins. Focused, with restrained power funneling through to an extensive, bittersweet finish. Drink or hold.


Brunelli Garganega Verona Carianum 2021

Score: 92 Points

3 Aug, 2022 – Tropical ripeness with excellent focus on the nose, showing lemon rind, pineapple and cantaloupe and hints of minerals and hay. Intense and lightly grippy, with fresh tropical fruit on the textured, medium-bodied palate. Concentrated and tense. Drink now.


Brunelli Verona Overnight Rosato 2021

Score: 90 Points

3 Aug, 2022 – A perfumed rosato with pretty white cherries, chalk, rose water and sliced grapefruit on the nose. Crisp and bone-dry with impressive purity and a chalky mouth-feel. Drink now. Screw cap.


Brunelli Valpolicella Classico 2021

Score: 90 Points

2 Aug, 2022 – Notes of ripe raspberries and plums with hints of black olives, coffee beans and wet leaves. Medium-bodied with a chalky tannin structure and sweet-berry character. Fruity finish. Drink or hold.


Brunelli Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2020

Score: 91 Points

2 Aug, 2022 – Aromas of ripe spiced berries, toasted oak, licorice, nut shells and wet earth. Medium-bodied with a soft, creamy palate, firm tannins and lively acidity. Needs time for the oak tannins to integrate, yet it’s drinkable now. Drink or hold.


Brunelli Corvina Verona Corte Cariano 2020

Score: 91 Points

2 Aug, 2022 – This shows earthy character with notes of ripe berries, chocolate, sweet spices and dried herbs. Medium-to full-bodied with dusty tannins and a deep core of ripe dark fruit. Firm finish with a touch of earthiness. Drink or hold.


Brunelli Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2019

Score: 94 Points

2 Aug, 2022 – This shows intense, smoky character with aromas of dried fruit, dark chocolate, spiced oak and wet stones. Full-bodied with firm, spice-coated tannins and a deep core of delicious dark fruit. Velvety and lingering, with notes of spices and dark chocolate to close. Drink or hold.