Canalicchio di Sopra 2015 Brunello di Montalcino
Canalicchio di Sopra is one of Noble Grape's favourite producers of Brunello di Montalcino. Their vineyards are located in 2 crus in the Northern zone of Montalcino, Canalicchio di Sopra and Montosoli. Their wines are always amongst the most elegant, refined and complex, and 2015 is no exception. If you haven't heard already, 2015 is a fabulous vintage for Montalcino, and this example shows the richness of the vintage combined with rich, dense tannins and bright acidity which will give a long cellar life. The aromas are all dark and mysterious with notes of hedgerows, wild berries, incense, camphor and fine Italian leather, and ends with the length of finish that you only get with a wine from a great vintage and from a great producer.
"Tasted blind. Lustrous mid ruby. Brooding yet quite closed on the nose. Ripe and sweet and at the same time tangy and elegant. It has everything: lots of tangy fruit, gripping tannins and elegant palate weight."
Walter Speller, Jancisrobinson.com 17.5/20
"This bottle marks the special 50th anniversary of this wine. A little red sticker on the front label commemorates the five decades that have passed since grandfather Primo Pacenti did his first harvest. The medium-weight Canalicchio di Sopra 2015 Brunello di Montalcino shows a generous spread of forest fruit, licorice, blue flower, bay leaf, Provence herbs and fragrant wet soil aromas. There is a touch of earthy muskiness that some like to refer to as "foxy." Fruit for this Brunello represents a selection of clusters harvested over 10 hectares at 300 to 320 meters above sea level in two sites: Canalicchio and Montosoli. Canalicchio has clay soils for the structure of the wine, and Montosoli adds to the clarity of the aromas. All the vines are over 10 years old. Fermentation is in stainless steel, and aging spans 36 months in Slavonian oak casks. This wine from the warm and sunny 2015 vintage maintains its trademark crispness and freshness nonetheless. This vintage is available in bottles of various sizes, with more large formats filled to celebrate this 50th anniversary. It was bottled in May 2019 (37,520 750-millilter bottles were produced, not counting the large formats) and released in January 2020."
Monica Larner, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 95/100
Canalicchio di Sopra
|Style||Full Bodied Reds|
|Bottle Size||Standard Bottle 75cl|
|Producer||Canalicchio di Sopra|
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