Val di Suga

Tuscany, Italy

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Poggio al Granchio — 2018

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • Grape Source: Sangiovese Grosso 100% only from the "Poggio al Granchio" vineyard
    • Appellation: Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
    • Size: 18 ha (44 acres)
    • Soil: Galestro soils (marl)
    • Elevation: 400 - 450 meters (1,312 - 1,476 feet) above sea level
    • Orientation: North - South
    • Density: 5,050 vines/hectare (2,045 vines/acre)
    • Training: Spurred cordon
  • Vinification

    • Once the grapes have been picked, they undergo pre-fermentation maceration at a low temperature (5-6° C, 41-43° F); fermentation takes place with particular control of the temperature (not over 27°C, 81° F), pumping over techniques and délestage in order to enhance the fruity and mineral component of the wine. 100% Malolactic fermentation.

    • Aging: 24 months in 50-60 hectoliter Slavonian oak vats, 6 months in concrete tanks, followed by 18 months in bottle
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Sangiovese Grosso
  • Tasting Notes

    • Pedoclimatic variables are interpreted by a modern-style Brunello di Montalcino which regularly manages to keep a “southern”, meaty and sunny nature, with an earthy, wild backbone typical of the sector. It is a “surf and turf” character in some ways, which immediately offers up a nose playing on ripe fruit and undergrowth, balsamic and oriental spicy notes, then revealing a tapered, dynamic taste, gradual and rigorous, with a dense supporting sapidity and a firm linear connection at the same time. It is a thoroughbred Sangiovese, which makes its deliciously smoky tone loud and clear already in its youth, though it is destined to become complete with bottle maturation.