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Date Printed: 4/16/2014
Podere Salicutti Brunello di Montalcino 1998
Podere Salicutti Brunello di Montalcino 1998
(search item no. 76768)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 4/16/2014: $67.99

Winemaker's Notes:

"Plenty of spices and light vanilla character, with hints of ripe fruit. Medium-to full-bodied, with silky and rich tannins and a long, delicious finish..."
-Wine Spectator

100% Sangiovese harvested from the Vigna del Teatro and Vigna del Piaggione vineyards. After traditional red wine fermentation, the wine is aged in a combination of large french oak casks and Slavonian casks for 3 years. The wine is bottled without fining or filtration and is matured for an additional year in bottle. This Brunello exhibits intense garnet color with a floral and fruity bouquet. Solid tannic structure surrounds an ample palate that shows hints of coffee and chocolate on the finish. Intense and persistent.

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About Podere Salicutti:

The olive grove and the vineyards of Podere Salicutti rest on a large natural amphitheater, with a spectacular view of the Orcia Valley, Mount Amiata, woods and cultivated fields.

In the middle of this charming natural scene rests the Salicutti estate. An estate that prides itself on the production of high quality wines made by organic methods.

Organic agriculture represents the search for a balance between agriculture and the natural processes that regulate the life and development of a plant.

The organic product, with respect for the environment and the consumer, embodies the values of "total quality." Organic production does not permit the use of any chemical products for fertilization and prevention of parasites. The goal is also to enhance the fertility of the soil through non violent measures, by under-plowing and the use of strictly organic products. Organic viticulture is only viable in areas with optimal altitude, sun exposure and soil, all of which Salicutti possesses.