Salvioni Cerbaiola Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2012 (Tuscany, Italy) - [WA 94] [VM 92+]

Salvioni Cerbaiola Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2012
(Tuscany, Italy) - [WA 94] [VM 92+]

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Notes from the Winemaker:
After racking, the clean wine remains in the stainless steel vats for a few more months during which time the malolactic fermentation occurs very naturally before it is put in barrels. For ageing the wine, the winery has always used big 18-22hl medium toasted Slavonian oak barrels. Even today the barrels are located in two cellars: one on the estate where the oldest barrels are kept while the newer barrels are in the cellar in the historic centre of Montalcino under the family home where tastings with clients are usually held.

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

94 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino La Cerbaiola is a beautiful expression with delicate berry flavors that wrap over the palate with polished perfection. The house style at Salvioni prizes ethereal elegance in a manner that few others can achieve within the Brunello appellation. These wines present a new facet each time you return to contemplate the fluid and ever-changing bouquet. Spicy tar, clove and toasted nut appear as almost indistinguishable afterthoughts on the long-lasting finish." - Monica larner (31st May 2017)

92+ Points - Vinous Media:
"Good full red. Expressive aromas of dark cherry, rose petal, violet, fresh herbs and flnty minerals. Juicy, bright and gripping, in a more floral rather than fruity style currently, with substantial building tannins and high, lively acidity giving this a slightly austere quality at present. Finishes bright and long, with a youthful but noteworthy metallic edge and a strong note of violet; will it ever develop the fruit to rank along Salvioni’s many other great wines? One of the most backwards 2012 Brunellos I tasted this year, I’d forget about this in the cellar for another decade or so."- Ian D'Agata (Mar 2017)