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Brunello di Montalcino Canalicchio di Sopra 95 Ag 2004

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95+ Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous: "The 2004 Brunello di Montalcino jumps from the glass with notable energy and class. Aromatic, vibrant and still quite fresh, the 2004 has it all. As is often the case with great wines, the 2004 is going to provide a wide window of pure drinking pleasure. Today, the 2004 is stellar, but it also has the pedigree to age well for many years. The style is all about finesse. Sweet tobacco, licorice and dried flowers add nuance on the highly expressive finish.Francesco Ripaccioli is one of Montalcino's most passionate and driven young winemakers. Canalicchio di Sopra remains under the radar given the quality of their wines, but that won't be the case forever. The 2005s and 2004s are all impressive. I was quite taken with the 2005s, a year in which the estate bottled more Rosso than Brunello, as was also the case in 2008 and 2009." 10/16.

Region: Italy » Tuscany » Montalcino

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Varietal: Sangiovese
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Canalicchio di Sopra:
In 1962 Primo Pacenti, a lover of the land with a knowledge of its products, founded Azienda Agricola Canalicchio di Sopra. Situated in the northern side of the Municipality of Montalcino and in the middle of the tourist itinerary of Val d’Orcia, the farm extends for about 60 ha, 15 of which are cultivated with vines and 2 with olive groves. Three generations live here side by side with the co... Read more
In 1962 Primo Pacenti, a lover of the land with a knowledge of its products, founded Azienda Agricola Canalicchio di Sopra. Situated in the northern side of the Municipality of Montalcino and in the middle of the tourist itinerary of Val d’Orcia, the farm extends for about 60 ha, 15 of which are cultivated with vines and 2 with olive groves. Three generations live here side by side with the common aim of producing quality wines: the generation of the grandfather, Primo Pacenti, who founded the farm and managed it until the 1990’s, as well as participating actively in the social life of the Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino; that of the father, Pier Luigi Ripaccioli, who with the grandfather has undertaken to increase the quality by proposing careful and meticulous work; that of the grandchildren, Simonetta, Marco and Francesco who joined the management in 2001, bringing with them new ideas and new technologies always in respect of ancient methods and customs. The vines grow in two of the zones with the highest vine growing and wine making vocations in Montalcino: Canalicchio di Sopra and Le Gode di Montosoli. The different exposure and the geological differences of the soils produce different Sangiovese grapes where balance and power compensate one another in the wine cellar through the patient work which always seeks the best blend of tradition and innovation. Read less

95+ Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous: "The 2004 Brunello di Montalcino jumps from the glass with notable energy and class. Aromatic, vibrant and still quite fresh, the 2004 has it all. As is often the case with great wines, the 2004 is going to provide a wide window of pure drinking pleasure. Today, the 2004 is stellar, but it also has the pedigree to age well for many years. The style is all about finesse. Sweet tobacco, licorice and dried flowers add nuance on the highly expressive finish.Francesco Ripaccioli is one of Montalcino's most passionate and driven young winemakers. Canalicchio di Sopra remains under the radar given the quality of their wines, but that won't be the case forever. The 2005s and 2004s are all impressive. I was quite taken with the 2005s, a year in which the estate bottled more Rosso than Brunello, as was also the case in 2008 and 2009." 10/16.

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