His elevation DRASTICALLY helped him avoid the pain the majority of Montalcino experienced and the result he is very pleased with. For those that think 'all Brunello are created equal,' hopefully the meticulous sorting and fanatical work in the cellar and vineyard will help you see otherwise.

Riccardo's releases were called "the break-out star of the 2009 vintage" by The Wine Advocate. Reviewer Monica Larner went on to say that "If I were to select my top picks of the 2009 vintage, these beautiful bottles would be among them. Their tasting profile – loaded with gorgeous, elegant floral nuances – clearly sets them apart. They are the essence of balance and Brunello beauty."

Wine Spectator rated Le Ragnaie's 2009 BdM the second highest scoring Brunello of the vintage!!!