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Date Printed: 9/23/2014
San Felice Campogiovanni Brunello di Montalcino 2006
San Felice Campogiovanni Brunello di Montalcino 2006
(search item no. 110393)
Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 9/23/2014: $49.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 James Suckling rating: 90 points
2007 James Suckling rating: 94 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1997 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

#4 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2011

The most prestigious of Tuscany's noble wines, a true prince among royalty: lean and finely structured, assertive and expansive--a wine whose authority, needless to say, is recognised by most other well-known reds. This is perhaps our most celebrated wine, for San Felice has shown how to achieve a Brunello that is remarkable for its fine balance, solid structure, and remarkable capacity for lengthy ageing. Anyone who loves fine wine must, at least from time to time, fall under the spell of this wine.

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About San Felice:

Agricola San Felice is a multi-faceted enterprise with activities spread over various locations:

Above all, of course, the tenute, or farm estates, with their prized vines and olive trees; the Vitiarium, where most of the scientific research is carried out; the winecellars, where all of the production takes place, from vinification to maturation in barriques and bottling.

Also the frantoio, or olive-oil press; the borgo, the company headquarters and retail enoteca, but, in particular, a medieval hamlet transformed into an elegant hotel complex; and, finally, the livestock operation, centred on raising prized local breeds.

The Tenuta San Felice lies in the commune of Castelnuovo Berardenga, at an altitude of about 400 metres, in the southern portion of the Chianti Classico district. It encompasses some 650 hectares, of which 140 are in high-quality vineyards, and boasts about 17,000 olive trees.