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Date Printed: 11/23/2014
Podere Salicutti Brunello di Montalcino Piaggione 2001
Podere Salicutti Brunello di Montalcino Piaggione 2001
(search item no. 89007)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 11/23/2014: $89.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2007 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"Lots of licorice, new wood and ripe fruit character follows through to a full-bodied palate, with masses of fruit and ripe tannins. This shows fantastic concentration and goes on for minutes. Best after 2009. 800 cases made." –JS, Wine Spectator
My Notes:

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.