Val di Suga Brunello di Montalcino 2006
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.
"Blended from three estate vineyards in Montalcino, this is a wine of subtle fragrance and delicacy. It feels complete and harmonious, its power hidden, delivered with finesse. Dark in tone, it behaves like an essence of plum skin and black minerals, while underneath there is plenty of extract to ground it, carrying the flavor through a long, supple finish that warms the soul rather than the throat."
Wine & Spirits
"The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino is a rich, deep, powerful wine. Layers of dark fruit melt into tobacco, mocha, dried flowers and mint in this muscular Brunello. The wine’s richness flows through to the generous, enveloping finish. This is a strong effort from Angelini. It will be fascinating to see where the estate’s top label ends up in 2006. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2026. "
The Wine Advocate
"Bright medium red. Plum and marzipan on the nose. Supple, suave and moderately concentrated. Boasts a rich, seamless, accessible texture and an almost chocolatey ripeness, but seems almost too easygoing today. That's hardly a complaint, as this wine finishes with suave tannins and lovely persistence."
International Wine Cellar
"Aromas of cedar and milk chocolate with berries and cherries. Full body, with velvety tannins and a chewy finish. Better in a year or two but so delicious now.
"Still young and nervous, this wine needs a few more years of cellar aging. There’s great potential here thanks to the wine’s natural aromas of cassis, dried fruit, cherry and toasted nut. In the mouth, it is tart, crisp and long-lasting."
This is the worst wine I have ever had in my life. I could not get past the overwhelming taste of alcohol. Very disappointed, and I was saving this for a special occasion.
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.
Learn About Tuscany
One of the most important wine regions in Italy, Tuscany is home to the cities of Florence and Siena, the districts of Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, and the wineries of Sassicaia, Tignanello and Ornellaia. Tuscany is also home to the indigenous Italian grape variety, Sangiovese. Most of the wine coming from Tuscany is made from some clone of this...
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Sangiovese (SAHN-gee-oh-VAY-zee) Blood of Jove (literally translated) The principal grape of Chianti - in fact, the principle grape of all of Tuscany - has had its ups and downs. For a stint in the 70s and 80s, wines labeled Chianti contained cheap red wine packaged in a straw casked bottle, most popular for the candle holder it would become. But no more. Sangiovese re...
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