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Per Bottle: $249.99
Per case of 6: $1,499.94
 
Producer: Tenuta Valdicava
Vintage: 2012
Production Area: Montalcino
Type: Red Table Wine
Alcohol: 13.5%

Description

Except for the riserva, Valdicava's wines are blended from various vineyards and plots to achieve the desired characteristics. This is generally the case with most all Brunellos. All the grapes for the riserva, however, are sourced from a single vineyard. The wine and the vineyard are named after the Madonna del Piano church located on the property. The Madonna del Piano Riserva was the first single vineyard Cru Brunello ever produced. In fact, until 1994 single vineyard labeling was prohibited by DOCG Brunello standards. Only mature (35 - 40 year old) vines are used to make the riserva. Since Sangiovese vines must be replaced about every 40 years new vines are planted in plots that will eventually replace the old ones that will get torn out. Younger plots in the rotation are used in the other wines until they are mature enough for the riserva.

Color

Deep dark garnet hue

Grape Varieties

Grape %
Brunello 100

Aroma

Waves of vibrant, intensely perfumed fruit hit the palate, backed up by the firm, broad tannins of the vintage. Violets, spices, new leather and licorice develop in the glass

Taste

Clean mineral notes frame a blast of dark cherries, plums and camphor on the palate-staining finish

Cellaring Potential

"For the Life of the Buyer"- Vincenzo Abbruzzese Owner

Food Matching

Bistecca Fiorentina, and other red meats
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