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Date Printed: 8/23/2016
Salicutti Brunello di Montalcino Piaggione 2007
Salicutti Brunello di Montalcino Piaggione 2007
(search item no. 115443)
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Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
James Suckling rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 8/23/2016: $79.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 96 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
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Intense garnet color with a complete balsamic, spiced and fruity nose. Strong tannic structure with an ample palate. Hints of chocolate and coffee on the finish. Intense and persistent. Recommended with grilled meat and game. Excellent with aged cheeses.
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About Salicutti:

Owner Francesco Leanza is a firm believer in total-quality processes and natural farming. This is reflected in his respect for the biological cycles of his plants, which he is convinced leads to vines that produce not only better-tasting fruit and wines, but also benefit the environment and the consumer.

The vineyards and olive groves of Salicutti are set in a large natural amphitheater with a spectacular view of the cultivated fields of Tuscany’s Orcia Valley and the nearby woods of Mount Amiata. In the middle of this charming natural setting lies the Salicutti estate, which prides itself on the production of high-quality wines through the use of traditional, environmentally respectful agricultural methods. Winemaking Process

Leanza’s environmentally sound approach to viticulture shuns chemical intervention in favor of a return to the basics: identifying the optimal terroir, sun exposure and vineyard altitude to produce exceptional wines. Leanza fertilizes his vines and treats vineyard pests using only noninvasive measures, such as under-plowing and natural fertilizers.