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Date Printed: 7/11/2014
Valdicava Brunello Riserva Madonna del Piano 2001
Valdicava Brunello Riserva Madonna del Piano 2001
(search item no. 121277)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 100 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
PRICE ON 7/11/2014: $349.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 James Suckling rating: 100 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 98 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2005 James Suckling rating: 95 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2004 James Suckling rating: 95 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Madonna del Piano is the first single-vineyard in Montalcino. Valdicava makes some of the most intense, richly flavored Brunello's coming out of Montalcino today. Their philosophy is to work more in the vineyards to respect the balance of the place. The winery likes to produce a Brunello that represents the best tradition in structure and aromatics with more elegance, harmony and fruit.
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About Valdicava:

Montalcino is home to the opulent of the Sangiovese grape. At our precise latitude of 43 degrees, the warmth of the nearby Tirrean Sea, the protective barrier of the "Monte Amiata," the coolness of the wooded areas, the breeze and the moderate rainfall all coincide to facilitate the growth of these grapes to fragrant, full maturity. Valdicava is located in the Montosoli area which is famous in Montelcino for creating wines with great balance of body and aromas. We pay the utmost attention towards maintaining the individual characteristics of our wine in order to exalt the spirit of the place, the 'genius loci' of our estate.