Val Di Suga Brunello Di Montalcino 2015

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VSBM201510 UCAU
$89.99 Per item
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750ml (Bottle)
$89.99 Per item
Winemaker Andrea Lonardi is a winemaking Wunderkind. Our head buyer Mark Faber first met him in London where they attended the Master of Wine global seminar together, and Mark was blown away by Andrea's technical expertise and knowledge, as well as his flawless palate. Mark sought him out in Italy, and persuaded him to sell his Val di Suga wines in Australia. This small winery is a passion project for Andrea, who makes millions of bottles per year under the Bertani label. While still paying homage to classic Brunello style, Andrea has shaped a truly beautiful set of wines. He selects parcels from 3 sites throughout Brunello, each bringing a different element, and creating a symphony of flavours- a unique balance between freshness and structure, body and elegance.
Winemaker Andrea Lonardi is a winemaking Wunderkind. Our head buyer Mark Faber first met him in London where they attended the Master of Wine global seminar together, and Mark was blown away by Andrea's technical expertise and knowledge, as well as his flawless palate. Mark sought him out in Italy, and persuaded him to sell his Val di Suga wines in Australia. This small winery is a passion project for Andrea, who makes millions of bottles per year under the Bertani label. While still paying homage to classic Brunello style, Andrea has shaped a truly beautiful set of wines. He selects parcels from 3 sites throughout Brunello, each bringing a different element, and creating a symphony of flavours- a unique balance between freshness and structure, body and elegance.

Scores & Reviews

94 / 100

The Wine Advocate

This is a very well balanced Brunello with sharp and classic lines. The Val di Suga 2015 Brunello di Montalcino offers attractive energy and brightness that is transmitted through the cherry fruit and wild berry aromas at its core. That primary fruit is surrounded by light spice, grilled herb and potting soil. There is a nice purity and linearity to this wine that reminds you of the natural depth and complexity of Sangiovese when given a little time to age. (Brunello is always released five years after the harvest.) This is an ample 120,000-bottle release. This is an impressive set of new releases that are linked by their energy and their vibrant fruit. The 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna Spuntali is just terrific. Val di Suga did not make its three single-vineyard wines (Vigna Spuntali, Poggio al Granchio and Vigna del Lago) in 2014. Nor did the estate make a 2014 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva. Given that gap, these excellent wines from 2015 are well worth the wait.