VAL DI SUGA ROSSO DI MONTALCINO 2017

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Gary Walsh
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VSRM201411 UCAU
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Montalcino is one of the grand Italian wine regions, developed in the 19th Century by Ferruccio Biondi-Santi from a clone of Sangiovese known as Sangiovese Grosso or locally Brunello. One of the first varietal Tuscan wines intended for ageing. Rosso di Montalcino is the 'little brother' of the more famous Brunello di Montalcino. It spends less time maturing (9 months compared to 50), so the prices are much more affordable, and the wine does not require cellaring before release. The Val di Suga winery is in the northeast of the municipality of Montalcino; the building, embraced by a long line of cypresses, seems to welcome those arriving in Montalcino from Siena. An imposing underground barrique cellar was built in 2000. Today the winery has a functional winemaking area which houses the 100-150 hl stainless steel tanks and the original 80-200 hl concrete vats, which have been restored on the outside and lined with glass on the inside, but all preserved in the full awareness of regaining a value and a fundamental tradition. 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 fla(more...)
Montalcino is one of the grand Italian wine regions, developed in the 19th Century by Ferruccio Biondi-Santi from a clone of Sangiovese known as Sangiovese Grosso or locally Brunello. One of the first varietal Tuscan wines intended for ageing. Rosso di Montalcino is the 'little brother' of the more famous Brunello di Montalcino. It spends less time maturing (9 months compared to 50), so the prices are much more affordable, and the wine does not require cellaring before release. The Val di Suga winery is in the northeast of the municipality of Montalcino; the building, embraced by a long line of cypresses, seems to welcome those arriving in Montalcino from Siena. An imposing underground barrique cellar was built in 2000. Today the winery has a functional winemaking area which houses the 100-150 hl stainless steel tanks and the original 80-200 hl concrete vats, which have been restored on the outside and lined with glass on the inside, but all preserved in the full awareness of regaining a value and a fundamental tradition. 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 fla(more...)
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Scores & Reviews

93 / 100

Gary Walsh

Fresh and lively, red cherry, some spice and maybe some liquorice and coffee bean. Medium-bodied, red fruits, cool acidity, firm almost chalky tannin, and a clean finish of good length. Clean and good to drink. Nice one.