Siro Pacenti Brunello di Montalcino Vecchie Vigne DOCG 2012 (Tuscany, Italy) - [JS 95] [WA 94+] [VM 93+] [WE 92]

Siro Pacenti Brunello di Montalcino Vecchie Vigne DOCG 2012
(Tuscany, Italy) - [JS 95] [WA 94+] [VM 93+] [WE 92]


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Notes from the Winemaker:

Structured and elegant, with silky tannins and a long finish. This wine comes from two vineyards with vines over 35 years old; annual production is around 30,000 bottles.

Grapes: Sangiovese 100% coming from our vineyards of over 35 years old
Harvesting: Only by hand on a production for strain of 800/1.000 g., manual sorting of grapes on appropriate tables before and after the destemming
Wine-Making: In steel at controlled temperature
Aging: In french oak by 225 lt. for 24 months and then in bottle

Main data analysis:
Alcohol 15,5 %
Dry extract 33,6 gr/lt
Total acidity 5 gr/lt
PH 3,5

Ratings & Reviews

95 Points - James Suckling:
"Aromas of ripe fruit such as sweet strawberries and hints of orange peel and chocolate. Medium to full body, soft and velvety tannins and a flavorful finish. Riper style. Drink or hold." - (February 19, 2017)

94+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Giancarlo Pacenti knows his land well and is a skillful farmer, especially with regards to navigating a challenging vintage like this. The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Vecchie Vigne boasts a beautifully saturated ruby color that appears healthy and bright. The aromas are presented with precision and balance. A wine like this offers irrefutable evidence that old vines are the best remedy in a hot and dry vintage. The wine's various elements are intact and focused. Dark cherry, candied plum, exotic spice, tar and licorice form a united front. I prefer this vintage to 2011." - Monica Larner (28th Feb 2017)

93+ Points - Vinous Media:
"Dark red with an amber tinge. Ripe red cherry, sweet spices, grilled beef and blood orange, plus hints of cedar and new oak. Enters sweet and broad, then tighter and structured, but with refined tannins providing support to the sweetly spicy red fruit flavors. The finish is long and very pure. There’s a depth to this wine that the classico bottling does not have, a dpeth of flavor that derives from the old vines; spent 24 montsh in 70-80% new oak." - Ian D'Agata (February 2017)

92 Points - Wine Enthusiast:
"Pronounced mature plum, black-skinned berry, vanilla, dark spice and French oak aromas lift out of the glass. The firm palate delivers dried wild cherry, roasted coffee, licorice and cocoa notes, while compact tannins provide support. Drink 2020–2028." - Kerin O'Keefe (4/1/2017)