Brunello di Montalcino, Canalicchio di Sopra

Brunello di Montalcino, Canalicchio di Sopra - 2008

Item # 28351 750mL
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Tasting Notes

From one of the founding families of the Montalcino consorzio, this Brunello was crafted with a reverence to the region's traditions. Deep notes of cigar box and sanguine fruit lead into a palate tangled with peppery black cherry, balsamic vinegar and leather. This is 100% Brunello Sanigiovese and will age superbly. Or, you can decant and try tonight with slow cooked lamb and pasta.

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Italy's most planted grape variety is at the heart of some of the most beloved wines in the country. Grown all over the region, but especially in Central Italy, Sangiovese is the only grape allowed in Brunello di Montalcino, and the main grape in Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Chianti, and countless other delicious Italian blends. Sangiovese has shown itself in recent years to be an excellent...

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When you think of Tuscan wine, think of Sangiovese, the grape that is common to most great Tuscan reds (Vernaccia is the only white wine made here). Brunello di Montalcino, one of the most complex expressions of Sangiovese, has the best aging potential. Vino Nobile di Montepulciano shows the softer side of the grape, containing up to 20% of other varieties. Young Chianti often smells of fresh...

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