Brunello di Montalcino, Canalicchio di Sopra

Brunello di Montalcino, Canalicchio di Sopra - 1996

Item # 28353 750mL
$174.96/ Single Bottle
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Tasting Notes

On this reverently traditional Brunello, mushrooms are starting to emerge, tannins to soften and the taster is rewarded with the darkest of cherry notes, herbal woody tones weaving in a sturdy, but delicately textured wine. Lovely to drink now with charred lamb shanks or chops, roasted duck in aromatic sauces.

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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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