Baricci 2013 Brunello di Montalcino 'Colombaio Montosoli'
Baricci is an historic estate in Montalcino with vineyards in some of the zones very best sites, notably the Montosoli cru, where Canalicchio di Sopra also owns vineyards. This site in the north of Montalcino makes complex, mineral, ad elegant wines, built for long ageing. The Baricci family makes their wine in a traditional way, with long macerations and ageing in large Slavonian oak casks of 20 - 40 hectolitres, so little or no influence of oak, allowing the terroir to shine through in the wines. The 2013 is approaching drinkability, with beautiful aromatics and silky richness with some powerful tannins just lurking in the background.