Salvioni Cerbaiola Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2008 (Tuscany, Italy) - [WA 91] [ST 91]

Salvioni Cerbaiola Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2008
(Tuscany, Italy) - [WA 91] [ST 91]


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About the Winery:
Our foremost wine is Brunello di Montalcino, which has over the years won widespread acclaim in Italy and abroad. To obtain a truly exceptional wine we have adopted the traditional approach, with ageing in Slavonian oak for at least 36 months. What counts for the production of our Brunello is the quality of the harvested grapes. When climate and growing conditions do not allow for absolute excellence, we devote the entire grape crop to the production of Rosso di Montalcino, which we also make if the harvest is particularly abundant.

Tasting Notes:
The ruby red colour of a young Brunello attenuates during its evolution leaving hints of light garnet which change as the wine ages. The structure is rich in dry extracts which reach up to 32-33gr/l. Tannins are present but soft with a long finish. Our Brunello is excellent with roasted red meats and skewers of wild game while the older vintages improve over time even as meditation wines.

Ratings & Reviews

91 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2008 Brunello di Montalcino is a terrific example of the year. Medium in body, and graceful, the 2008 is laced with an attractive mosaic of dark red cherries, savory herbs, licorice, flowers in tobacco. Naturally, the 2008 doesn’t deliver the explosiveness or head-spinning appeal of the 2006 or 2007, but it will give Salvioni fans a fix while those iconic vintages age. An expressive, layered finish rounds things out nicely. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2023." - Antonio Galloni (Jun 2012)

91 Points - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar:
"Bright, deep ruby-red. Strawberry, baking spices and dried flowers on the perfumed nose. Then pure and focused in the mouth, with red cherry and berry flavors complicated by flint and herbs. Shows lovely balance and a refreshing quality on the long, vibrant finish; it's a very successful 2008 but lacks the concentration and complexity of Salvioni's best vintages. I'd drink it up over the next 10 or 12 years while your 2001s and 2006s reach their optimal drinking stage." - Ian D'Agata (Jul/Aug '13)