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Date Printed: 12/20/2014
Val di Suga Brunello di Montalcino 2001
Val di Suga Brunello di Montalcino 2001
(search item no. 90294)
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/20/2014: $51.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2007 James Suckling rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2006 James Suckling rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The Val di Suga Brunello di Montalcino is produced from grapes grown in three of Tenimenti Angelini's estate vineyards:

VAL DI SUGA VINEYARD
Location: Northern Montalcino
Elevation: 920 ft.
Soils: Deep clay – produces subtle, elegant wines with higher acidity

VIGNA SPUNTALI VINEYARD
Location: Southwestern Montalcino
Climate: Dry, infl uenced by winds from the Thyrrenian Sea on the Mediterranean coast
Elevation: 985 ft.
Soils: Sandy, stony, fossils present – produces concentrated, powerful wines

SAN POLO VINEYARD
Location: Southern Montalcino, near the Monte Amiata Mountain, the largest mountain in southern Tuscany
Soils: Sandy, stony, fossils present – produces concentrated, powerful wines

"Aromas of ripe fruit, almost cooked with hints of spices. Full-bodied, with round tannins and loads of fruit...intense. Best after 2009."
90 Points
Wine Spectator- April 30, 2006

My Notes:

About Val di Suga:

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.