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Val di Suga
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Grape Varieties100% Sangiovese Grosso
AppellationBrunello di Montalcino DOCG
- 93 Points
DescriptionLocated in the prestigious wine production area of Montalcino in Tuscany, Val di Suga has the unique advantage of being the only producer with vineyards in all three of Montalcinos viticultural regions - each with its own individual terroir. Val di Suga employs the Burgundy method, crafting wines that follow appellation regulations but with an additional focus on individual territories; the result is high quality Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino renowned for its aging potential but also approachable when young. Montalcino is a small Tuscan town about 25 miles from Siena; its hills took shape during different geological eras accounting for their highly differing soil characteristics. Montalcino enjoys a typical dry Mediterranean climate with a continental influence due to its location between the sea and the Central Apennines. Val di Sugas estate is located on 300 acres of which 125 are under vine. Poggio al Granchio, located in the southeast, Vigna Spuntali, located in the southwest and Vigna del Lago, located in the north represent its three diverse production areas.
VinificationGrapes undergo fermentation/maceration at a controlled temperature of 86°F in stainless steel for 20 days, after which fermentation is concluded in 50hl Slovenian oak casks. The wine ages for 36 months in large oak casks and 300L French oak barrels.
ColorBright ruby red with garnet reflections.
NoseClean, refined notes of dark cherry, prune and violets lead to more complex notes of blueberry, vanilla, tobacco, cinnamon
PalateFull-bodied yet nimble with lasting flavors of cherry, prune and blueberry.
AnalysisAlcohol: 14.5 %pH: 3.6RS: 1.1TA: 5.4
Serving SuggestionsPerfect pairing for game, roasted and grilled meats and medium-aged cheeses.