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Canalicchio di Sopra 2013 Brunello di Montalcino

#15 on Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines of 2018. For us, the 2013 vintage in Montalcino is a great return to the classic vintage, meant as the ability of a wine to express the essence of its territory of origin. There are vintages that the producer falls in love with in the cellar because the wine holds within it an extraordinary elegance that the producer can already envision in the future, just like bottles that remain etched in the history of their wineries. The Concept of a Classic Vintage: A classic vintage means elegance, depth, and sensuality to us, concepts that are dear to our winemaking philosophy and ones that we expect from the Cru in Canalicchio and Montosoli where our vineyards are located in Montalcino. A classic vintage means wines that are bestowed with great freshness, where depth counts more than opulence, and where sapidity denotes a balanced climate. Terroir means soil, climate, and man, and these three components come together in great harmony without one dominating the other in a classic vintage. “Canalicchio di Sopra” Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2013 is the result of the climatic characteristics of the vintage, characteristics which, for their steadiness and for the low average seasonal temperatures, are able to completely exalt the terrain and the location where the grapes grow. A wine that we believe unites elegance, depth, minerality, and sapidity.Grapes from the two estate Crus were used to make this wine (Canalicchio 40% and Montosoli 60%): the choice to increase Montosoli over the traditional 50/50 is due to the better concentration in the grapes in this area.The balance that we looked for in this wine, a dear concept to Canalicchio di Sopra, is based on continuity between nose and mouth based on freshness and florality. The existing and distinguishing acidity seems to be part of a long silky tannic motif.

 Producer Canalicchio di Sopra
 Region Brunello di Montalcino
 Country Italy
 Varietals Sangiovese
 Alcohol 14.5% alc/vol
 Vintage 2013

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About the Producer

Canalicchio di Sopra

Canalicchio di Sopra

Montalcino, Siena, Italy Montalcino, Siena, Italy

In 1962 Primo Pacenti, a lover of the land with a knowledge of its products, founded Azienda Agricola Canalicchio di Sopra. Situated in the northern side of the Municipality of Montalcino and in the middle of the tourist itinerary of Val d'Orcia, the farm extends for about 60 ha, 15 of which are cultivated...

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