Press Review

Brunello
di Montalcino

Tasting Notice

ROBERT PARKER points 95
Reviewer Monica Larner
Date Tasted 16/02/2018
Source 235, The Wine Advocate
Tasting Notes
Salicutti's 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Piaggione shows a brilliant ruby appearance that captures the ambient light. This is a classic expression from Montalcino with seamless aromas of wild flower, cassis, smokey ash and Mediterranean herb. The mouthfeel awards an incredible feeling of linearity, precision and focus. This is a wine of pedigree that promises a long aging evolution ahead. The lucky new owners of this estate have purchased a real gem in the Italian winescape.

Details

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • VARIETY Sangiovese
  • NAME OF VINEYARD Piaggione Vineyard / Teatro Vineyard
  • YIELD PER HECTARE 45 hl / 1,189 gallons
  • NUMBER OF BOTTLES PRODUCED 8,000

AGING

  • CONTAINERS Inox
  • SELECTED YIESTS No
  • TEMPERATURE OF FERMENTATION 30 ° C / 86 F
  • MACERATION 18 gg.
  • PRESSING OF MARC Hydraulic press
  • MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION Yes

AFFINAMENTO

  • CONTAINERS 5 hl / 132 gallons Allier | 10 - 20 hl / 264 - 528 gallons French barrels | 40 hl / 1,057 gallons Slavonian Barrels
  • DURATION 3 Years
  • CLARIFICATION No
  • FILTERING No
  • AGING IN BOTTLE 8 months

ANALYTICAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • ALCOHOL VOLUME 14.5
  • TOTAL ACIDITY (g/l) 5.60
  • NET VOLATILE ACIDITY (g/l) 0.68
  • PH 3.60
  • TOTAL SULPHUR DIOXIDE (mg/l) 100.00
  • FREE SULPHUR DIOXIDE (mg/l) 30.00
  • NET DRY EXTRACT (g/l) 28.40
  • TOTAL POLYPHENOLS (mg/l) 2685

TASTING NOTES

  • VISUAL TEST COLORE ROSSO RUBINO / GRANATO, ABBASTANZA INTENSO CON LIEVI RIFLESSI ARANCIATI.
  • SMELLING TEST VINO ELEGANTE PULITO COMPLESSO CON SENTORI DI CILIEGIA SOTTOSPIRITO, PRUGNA, PETALI DI ROSA APPASSITA E TABACCO.
  • TASTING TEST IMPATTO AROMATICO COERENTE CON L’OLFATTO CON ESALTAZIONE DELLA COMPONENTE FRUTTOSA. VINO FRESCO EQUILIBRATO ED ELEGANTE CON TANNINI SOLIDI E LEVIGATI. PRESENZA DISCRETA DI TANNINI DEL LEGNO. FINALE LUNGO E PIACEVOLE.