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2013 Tenimenti Angelini - Val di Suga Brunello di Montalcino Vigna Spuntali

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RATINGS

92The Wine Advocate

...charming and fruit-forward expression... The fruit is dark and saturated with summer cherry, plum, spice and tobacco.

91Wine Enthusiast

Underbrush, plum, crushed herb and French oak aromas mingle with a whiff of new leather. On the structured elegant palate, fine-grained tannins support sour cherry, red currant, ground clove and espresso alongside bright acidity.

15.5Jancis Robinson

Very closed on the nose as well as on the palate. Firm tannins play up on a finish that is reluctant to show fruit.

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.