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2017 Canalicchio di Sopra Rosso di Montalcino

2017 Canalicchio di Sopra Rosso di Montalcino

91 Points Parker's Wine Advocate
2017 Canalicchio di Sopra Rosso di Montalcino
91 Points Parker's Wine Advocate

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A serious Rosso that is very close in style to its wonderful big brother, the classic Brunello di Montalcino. From the younger wines of the estate, this Rosso style is about ripe and silky red fruit with nuanced complexity, backed by an assertive but "sweet" tannin and acid structure. Truly a great Rosso, the Canalicchio is superb value.

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$39.99 in mixed 6+ or $44.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Sangiovese

Its Origins

Founded in the sixties by Primo Pacenti, Canalicchio di Sopra remains family-owned. Its establishment represented a substantive risk, as Pacenti, a peasant farmer up until the abolition of the sharecropping system, possessed little in the way of security. The Brunellos of the estate largely reflect the wine’s historical paradigm, a character derived, in part, through 36 months of cask aging, and 1 year in bottle. The northern zone, the area relative to Canalicchio, evidences a cooler climate than that of its southern counterpart; this northern terrain receives limited exposure to both the Mediterranean influence of Montalcino and the cooling breezes that the latter’s high altitude affords, resulting in wines that display impressive ripeness and structure.

What The Critics Say

91/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Monica Larner

"Canalicchio di Sopra pays special attention to its lower-end wines. I always like to point this out to readers in the search for great value from Tuscany. The 2017 Rosso di Montalcino is an immediate and enticing expression with soft layers of ripe cherry and black fruit. The wine is soft and velvety in texture with easy endnotes of cherry confit and crème de cassis. This is a great food wine. Some 25,675 bottles and 762 magnums were made." Drink 2019 - 2024

17+/20 JancisRobinson.com, Walter Speller

"Mid ruby with the beginning of orange. Fine concentrated nose with minerally hints. Concentrated, almost plush fruit on the palate with muscular tannins and completely integrated acidity that peeks up on the finish. Very impressive and ideally should get an additional year in bottle. (WS)." Drink 2020 - 2026

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Sangiovese

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Tuscany

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    14.50%

  • Maturity

    2019 - 2026

This Wine Goes Well With

with GAME
with LAMB
with PORK

Taste

4

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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