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Salicutti Brunello di Montalcino Piaggione 2013

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The Salicutti style impeccably balances power and elegance, and the wines have an almost Burgundian sense of style and grace on the palate. Given the tiny production and stunning quality, Salicutti’s wines are highly sought after, and for good reason, as they have the stuffing to develop with age in the cellar and an elegance that makes them tempting to drink on release. They’re truly magnificent expressions of Sangiovese! Region: Tuscany Appellation: Brunello Di Montalcino Varietals: Sangiovese Organic: Certified Vineyard: Sourced from the Piaggione vineyard. Orientation: South, southeast at 420-440 meters in elevation. Soil: Calcareous and marl. Viticulture: Organic farming. Hand harvested. Half of the vineyard planted in 1994, half planted in 2007. Vinification: Fermented in stainless steel with ambient yeast. 12 day maceration on the skins. Aging: Aged in in a mix of oak (5HL neutral Allier casks, 40HL Slavonian oak casks, 10-20 HL french barrels) for 36 months followed by 18 months in the bottle. Notes: Francesco Leanza, proprietor of Salicutti, was the first producer in Montalcino to attain organic certification. ** Only 12 in Stock **

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Podere Salicutti:
podere salicutti gets its name from a stream that marks the south border of the property. a farm bearing this name is documented in a map already in the early 1800s, of smaller dimensions than the present one. since then it was added to twice, the last time between the last years of the 19th century and the first years of the 20th century. it is a typical farmhouse built with the stones from t... Read more
podere salicutti gets its name from a stream that marks the south border of the property. a farm bearing this name is documented in a map already in the early 1800s, of smaller dimensions than the present one. since then it was added to twice, the last time between the last years of the 19th century and the first years of the 20th century. it is a typical farmhouse built with the stones from the neighbouring fields, with stables and storage rooms on the ground floor and living quarters on the first floor. the land and the buildings were bought in 1990 in a state of disrepair. the house was however inhabited by an elderly couple of peasant farmers who lived in it without electricity or water, using the old fireplace for their cooking and heating. in 1992 the work on the land started and the old olive grove was modernised and enlarged. in 1994 the new vineyard was planted on three different lots. in 1995 the renovation of the buildings was begun. the owner, who was a professional chemist in rome, moved there permanently in 1997 and became a wine grower driven by his passion for this land with its beauty and superb produce. Read less

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Vintage: 2001 05/07/2011

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External Reviews for Salicutti Brunello di Montalcino Piaggione

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Source: We Speak Wine
04/14/2018

The Salicutti style impeccably balances power and elegance, and the wines have an almost Burgundian sense of style and grace on the palate. Given the tiny production and stunning quality, Salicutti’s wines are highly sought after, and for good reason, as they have the stuffing to develop with age in the cellar and an elegance that makes them tempting to drink on release. They’re truly magnificent expressions of Sangiovese! Region: Tuscany Appellation: Brunello Di Montalcino Varietals: Sangiovese Organic: Certified Vineyard: Sourced from the Piaggione vineyard. Orientation: South, southeast at 420-440 meters in elevation. Soil: Calcareous and marl. Viticulture: Organic farming. Hand harvested. Half of the vineyard planted in 1994, half planted in 2007. Vinification: Fermented in stainless steel with ambient yeast. 12 day maceration on the skins. Aging: Aged in in a mix of oak (5HL neutral Allier casks, 40HL Slavonian oak casks, 10-20 HL french barrels) for 36 months followed by 18 months in the bottle. Notes: Francesco Leanza, proprietor of Salicutti, was the first producer in Montalcino to attain organic certification. ** Only 12 in Stock **


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Source: We Speak Wine
09/20/2018

The Salicutti style impeccably balances power and elegance, and the wines have an almost Burgundian sense of style and grace on the palate. Given the tiny production and stunning quality, Salicutti’s wines are highly sought after, and for good reason, as they have the stuffing to develop with age in the cellar and an elegance that makes them tempting to drink on release. They’re truly magnificent expressions of Sangiovese! Region: Tuscany Appellation: Brunello Di Montalcino Varietals: Sangiovese Organic: Certified Vineyard: Sourced from the Piaggione vineyard. Orientation: South, southeast at 420-440 meters in elevation. Soil: Calcareous and marl. Viticulture: Organic farming. Hand harvested. Half of the vineyard planted in 1994, half planted in 2007. Vinification: Fermented in stainless steel with ambient yeast. 12 day maceration on the skins. Aging: Aged in in a mix of oak (5HL neutral Allier casks, 40HL Slavonian oak casks, 10-20 HL french barrels) for 36 months followed by 18 months in the bottle. Notes: Francesco Leanza, proprietor of Salicutti, was the first producer in Montalcino to attain organic certification. ** Only 11 in Stock **


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2011 04/28/2016

Region: Tuscany Appellation: Brunello Di Montalcino Varietals: Sangiovese Organic: Certified Vineyard: Sourced from the Piaggione vineyard. Orientation: South, southeast at 420-440 meters in elevation. Soil: Calcareous and marl. Viticulture: Organic farming. Hand harvested. Half of the vineyard planted in 1994, half planted in 2007. Vinification: Fermented in stainless steel with ambient yeast. 12 day maceration on the skins. Aging: Aged in in a mix of oak (5HL neutral Allier casks, 40HL Slavonian oak casks, 10-20 HL french barrels) for 36 months followed by 18 months in the bottle. Notes: Francesco Leanza, proprietor of Salicutti, was the first producer in Montalcino to attain organic certification.


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2008 03/18/2014

The estate's 2008 Brunello di Montalcino Piaggione is impeccable from start to finish. Layered, expressive and beautiful, the 2008 impresses for its textural elegance and phenomenal overall balance. Tobacco, savory herbs, menthol and black cherries flesh out in this classy wine. A delicate, understated Brunello, the 2008 nevertheless boasts superb intensity and depth. The flavors are still quite primary, so readers will be better off cellaring the 2008 for at least a handful of years. I will not at all be surprised if the Salicutti 2008 emerges as one of the top wines of the year. These wines have a way of fleshing out beautifully in bottle with age. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2028. Rich, packed with sweet cherry and raspberry fruit, offering hints of licorice. A big red, showing fine overall balance and a long, lingering aftertaste of fruit, briar and spice. Best from 2016 through 2030. 1,000 cases made. -BS Dark red-ruby. Superripe, slightly warm aromas of ...


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2008 11/04/2014

The estates 2008 Brunello di Montalcino Piaggione is impeccable from start to finish. Layered, expressive and beautiful, the 2008 impresses for its textural elegance and phenomenal overall balance. Tobacco, savory herbs, menthol and black cherries flesh out in this classy wine. A delicate, understated Brunello, the 2008 nevertheless boasts superb intensity and depth. The flavors are still quite primary, so readers will be better off cellaring the 2008 for at least a handful of years. I will not at all be surprised if the Salicutti 2008 emerges as one of the top wines of the year. These wines have a way of fleshing out beautifully in bottle with age. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2028. - Robert Parker 94 PointsRich, packed with sweet cherry and raspberry fruit, offering hints of licorice. A big red, showing fine overall balance and a long, lingering aftertaste of fruit, briar and spice. Best from 2016 through 2030. 1,000 cases made. BS - Wine Spectator Magazine 91 PointsDark red-ruby. Superripe, slightly warm aromas of red cherry, violet and marzipan. Then more precise on the palate, offering pure flavors of red cherry, red berries, flowers and minerals. The finish is very long and clean, with a strong savory quality and a creamy tactile mouthfeel. This young Brunello seems less dominated by new oak than in some past vintages. Owner Francesco Leanza understands sangiovese as few others in Montalcino do. - Stephen Tanzer 91 Points


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Vintage: 2007 08/21/2012

Shows fine depth, from the floral berry aromas to the sweet cherry and raspberry flavors. Detailed and elegant, with accents of mineral, tobacco and underbrush adding complexity. Features a terrific finish, with a fruit and mineral aftertaste. Best f... Wine Spectator. A Sangiovese Grosso wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2007 Salicutti Brunello di Montalcino Piaggione 750ml


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Vintage: 2007 11/28/2012

Salicutti is a boutique producer of Brunello. They make less than 700 cases of this wine. The grapes are all sourced from the small 5 acre estate that is farmed organically, free of chemicals. The Wine Advocate rated this 2007 95 points saying "Shows fine depth, from the floral and berry aromas to the sweet cherry and raspberry flavors. Detailed and elegant, with accents of mineral, tobacco and underbrush adding complexity. Features a terrific finish, with a fruit and mineral aftertaste. Best from 2014 through 2025."


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