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2012 Valdicava Madonna del Piano Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

ITEM 8575909 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
6 $180
Item Sold Amount Date
I8679756 2 $150 Feb 5, 2023
I8667350 2 $150 Jan 29, 2023
I8643344 2 $150 Jan 15, 2023
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RATINGS

98James Suckling

A complex red with rose petals, violets, crushed stones and cherries follows through to a full body and chewy tannins that are poised and polished. Extremely long and intense. A top wine for the vintage.

96Wine Spectator

This is opulent and powerful, offering black cherry, black currant, plum, leather, iron and tobacco flavors boosted by the racy acidity. Overall, this feels firm and complex, with a long finish. Not your typical style

95+ Vinous / IWC

Toasty oak and vanilla complicate red cherry and underbrush aromas and flavors. Then rich, dense and concentrated, but lovely violet lift provides clarity and cut to the suave flavors of red cherry, red currant, flint and vanilla.

93The Wine Advocate

Dark and thickly extracted expression...this wine is almost too much of a good thing. It moves with slow-motion laziness.. dried blackberry, cassis, bitter chocolate, spice, campfire ash and sticky tar. a romantic wine in heart and soul.

PRODUCER

Valdicava

Valdicava is an estate in Montalcino, Tuscany. It was founded in 1953 by Martini Bramante and is today owned and operated by his grandson, Vincenzo Abbruzzese. Nearly 70 acres of the 300-acre estate are in vineyards, all of which are planted to Sangiovese. The estate’s flagship wine is the Brunello Riserva Madonna del Piano, though it also makes a Brunello Valdicava and a Rosso di Montalcino. Total production is about 6,000 cases annually.

REGION

Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino

Brunello di Montalcino is regarded as one of Italy’s best appellations. Located in south central Tuscany below Chianti, the wines of Brunello di Montalcino DOCG are made of a Sangiovese clone called “brunello,” which means “little dark one,” a reference to the brown tones in the skin of the grape. Unlike some Tuscan appellations that allow other grapes to be blended with Sangiovese, Brunello di Montalcino is entirely Sangiovese. Montalcino itself is a picturesque, hill-top town not especially well known for wine production until the mid-19th century, when a local vineyard owner isolated the brunello clone and planted it. Other growers followed suit. Nevertheless it wasn’t until 1970s that wine enthusiasts started paying attention to Brunello di Montalcino, which by then was becoming an outstanding wine. Today there are 120 estates in the DOCG, up from about 25 estates in 1975. Brunellos in general are bigger, darker, more tannic and more powerful wines than Chiantis or most other Sangioveses. By law they must be aged for four years, and two of those years must be in wooden barrels.