2021 Canalicchio di Sopra Rosso di Montalcino
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
92/100 Vinous, Eric Guido
"An intense burst of crushed raspberries, sage, cloves and dusty dried roses wafts up from the 2021 Rosso di Montalcino. It displays a beautiful elegance on the palate, nearly velvety in feel yet energetic, with a seductive mix of rich red fruits and sweet inner florals. This finishes lightly structured with rounded tannins adding youthful poise without slowing the 2019s momentum. There’s so much concentration and power here, and it has the acidity to balance, clocking in at 5.68 grams per liter of total acidity. " Drink 2024 - 2030
91/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Monica Larner
"Canalicchio di Sopra takes great care with its entry-level wine, the 2021 Rosso di Montalcino. It displays a warm and generous personality despite its petite stature and pleasantly streamlined mouthfeel. Along the way, this Sangiovese emits dark cherry, cassis, blue flower, iris root and a rusty-mineral note. There is structure here and good fruit weight, which makes this much more than your standard Rosso. The only point of concern is a robust 15% alcohol content." Drink 2023 - 2028
|2023 - 2030
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