Salicutti, Brunello di Montalcino Sorgente, 2015

$89.99
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The Sorgente is produced from vines just above the winery and its soils have a higher clay content -- which is pretty great in warmer vintages like 2015. It's a dense and concentrated wine but there is also terrific lift here. Salicutti was the first winery in Brunello to go organic, and they continue to emphasize natural and traditional techniques in both the vineyard and in the winery.
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Salicutti

There is the Tuscany that behaves like Bordeaux—sometimes almost literally, with Bordeaux grape varieties—and there is the Tuscany that behaves like Burgundy, with an emphasis on silky fruit purity and bright, elegant flavors. If we had to pick a paragon for this latter style, we might select Montevertine in Chianti. But Brunello has its own worthy contender for the title, and it is Salicutti.

The biggest mark against Salicutti may be its size. It produces only about 10% of the quantities coming from Montevertine—barely enough to be the paragon of anything! But it makes up for it with its sheer quality, as those lovers of Tuscan wine who have gotten to know Salicutti now rank it in the very top echelon.

Professional Reviews

Antonio Galloni

AG 96
"Good full red. Ripe red cherry, sweet molasses, herbs and candied violet on the deep nose and palate. Fresh and juicy, but with remarkable density and concentration of fruit, featuring slowly rising tannins on the long and complex finish. Needs time."

Wine Spectator

WS 93
"A savory, minerally version, full of intensity, yet restrained and refined. Strawberry and cherry flavors mingle with loamy earth, tobacco, iron and sanguine notes. Fresh and firmly structured, this lingers with an essence of ripe fruit and savory accents."

Wine Enthusiast

WE 89
"Coconut, menthol and French oak aromas lead the nose. Reflecting the aromas, the subdued, rather languid palate offers prune, oak-driven spice and vanilla alongside taut dusty tannins that dry out the finish. Drink after 2022." -Kerin O'Keefe

Details

  • Country

    Italy

  • Region

    Tuscany

  • Grape Variety

    Sangiovese

  • Vintage

    2015

  • Size

    750ml

  • Farming Practice

    Organic

  • Sweetness

    Dry

  • Body

    Full Bodied