2012 Val Di Suga 'Poggio Al Granchio' 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. Poggio al Granchio is a magical place for its environment and landscape; it is a narrow valley on the southeastern side of Montalcino that descends down to Sant’Antimo.

This wine explodes on the nose with fresh fruit reminiscent of cherries in spirit, redcurrants, blackberries and myrtle.
On the palate it has an unmistakable subtle entry with very long, silky tannins.

Growing System: Guyot

Production: Once the grapes have been picked, they undergo pre-fermentation maceration at a low temperature (5-6° C); fermentation takes place with particular control of the temperature (not over 27°C), pumping over techniques and délestage in order to enhance the fruity and mineral component of the wine.

After an initial period in 300-litre French oak casks, the wine is aged in 60-hl French oak vats for a period of 30 months.

Alcohol (%) 14.5%