2012 Val Di Suga 'Vigna Del Lago' Brunello di Montalcino

Producer: Val Di Suga

Grape: 100% Sangiovese

Pronunciation: ‘San-gee-oh-ve-ze’

Region: Tuscany

Zone: Brunello Di Montalcino DOCG

Producer Info: The history of Val di Suga began in 1969, when a company owned by Aldo Moro bought farmland to the north of Montalcino and built a production and sales unit. That land, used for producing fodder at the time, was gradually converted to vineyards and underwent several changes in ownership.

In 1982 Val di Suga started to produce wine and created a winemaking cellar. The first vintage to be sold was the “Val di Suga Brunello Riserva 1977”.

Tasting note: This is one of three single vineyard offerings from the Val Di Suga estate. Vigna del Lago is the vineyard that welcomes all the visitors arriving from the north of Montalcino. It gets its name from the lake surrounding it which plays a fundamental role in the microclimate of this area.

Classic Brunello flavours of sour cherry and leather with some vanilla mixed in. Great acid with full, round tannins and a rich finish; very drinkable despite its youth.

Growing System: Guyot

Production: Traditional Montalcino fermentation (with temperatures reaching 30°C for several days towards the end). Once fermentation has been completed the pomace is left to macerate on the wine for a period of 15-30 days in order to obtain a natural softening and lightness of the tannins.

Alcohol (%) 14.0%