Brunello di Montalcino, Franco Pacenti

Brunello di Montalcino, Franco Pacenti - 2018

Item # 33137 750mL

The Canalicchio-Franco Pacenti estate is in the locality of Canalicchio di Sopra and was established in the 1960s by Rosildo Franco. Today, the estate is in the hands of Franco Pacenti, his wife, and their children; the third generation of the estate. This is a pristine, structured Brunello with an elegance that highlights the pedigree of the wine.

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Brunello

A clone of the great Sangiovese grape, used to make the famed Brunello di Montalcino red wines of Tuscany. Wines made of this particular clone are among the most complex and rich expressions of the pure grape variety, yielding robust, voluptuous wines with great depth and aging potential. Typical notes include leather, earth, plums, and spices. Potentially the most tannic and ageworthy of the Sangiovese-based wines.

Tuscany

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 fruit and herbs, while Chianti Classico Riserva can be dark and brooding. The term “Super Tuscans”...

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