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Canalicchio di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino Pre-Sale 2006

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This is a nicely balanced wine with bright cherry and berry flavors that are offset by sweet spice, almond and toasted oak. The wood elements already show integration and will continue to diminish with time. 91 points. -Wine Enthusiast

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

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Snooth User: Matt Walker
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06/13/2011

Wonderful traditionally made Brunello that is obviously young but already showing great potential. Soft and brooding, it has cherry blossom and black raspberry on the nose with deeper richer fruit on the palette. The characteristic acidity is there to keep things bright with underlying spice box flavors to round out the bunch. Give it at least 5 more years for the flavors to fully develop.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/04/2013

Garnet hue with brick colored rim. This old-school Brunello is a refreshing change of pace from the over-extracted and over-oaked renditions found in the market today. A heady perfume displays rose petal, mulberry spice, dried cherry and subtle ani... Neil Mechanic. A Sangiovese Grosso wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2006 Canalicchio di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/27/2011

Garnet hue with brick colored rim. A heady perfume displays rose petal, mulberry spice, dried cherry and subtle anise. Ripe rainier cherries jump of the palate with an infusion of Asian five spice and ground clove. The finish is mouthwatering with re... Neil Mechanic. A Sangiovese Grosso wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2006 Canalicchio di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino 750ml



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This is a nicely balanced wine with bright cherry and berry flavors that are offset by sweet spice, almond and toasted oak. The wood elements already show integration and will continue to diminish with time. 91 points. -Wine Enthusiast

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