Val di Suga Brunello di Montalcino 2004
Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
The color is a deep ruby red with garnet hues.
On the nose, it is very rich and complex with scents of wild berries and spicy, toasted notes.
On the palate, it is powerful yet very elegant, with a persistent finish.
Ideal with game, roasted and grilled meats and medium strength cheeses.
"A heady red, this wine has flavors that last for minutes, the substantial tannins holding a message of Etruscan earthiness, a mineral–fruit-skin flavor that's at once sunny and dark. The flavors are full and complete all the way through, tasting like fresh-picked, grilled porcini, which would be delicious with this wine."
Wine & Spirits
"A large case production means this wine should prove relatively easy to find across the United States. Val di Suga Brunello is a soft and well-shaped wine with a velvety texture and enduring aromas of cherry, spice and leather. There’s harmony and wholeness here."
"Tenimenti Angelini’s 2004 Brunello di Montalcino is a very pretty, accessible offering. Medium in body, the wine offers perfumed red fruits, spices, and earthiness in a soft, supple style. The Brunello is already slightly forward in its evolution and doesn’t look to be built for the long haul, but it should continue to drink beautifully for at least several years. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2016. "
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Learn About Val di Suga Map It
Val di Suga is one of Tenimenti Angelini’s family-owned triad of estates in Tuscany. Located near the ancient hill-town of Montalcino, Val di Suga is the only winery in the region with three vineyards in each of the microclimates surrounding the hill. The property encompasses 250 acres, of which 140 are planted in high-density vineyards (7,600 vines/hectare). Each vineyard has its own unique exposure and soil composition, combining to make a wonderfully
balanced and complex Rosso di Montalcino.
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