Tenimenti Angelini Val di Suga Brunello di Montalcino Poggio al Granchio DOCG 2009
(Tuscany, Italy) - [RP 92] [JS 91] [ST 90+] [WS 90]
Regular price $95.00 Sale price $92.97 Save $2.03
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Notes from the Winemaker:
Val di Sugaâ€™s estate is located on 300 acres of which 125 are under vine. Poggio al Granchio, located in the southeast, Vigna Spuntali, located in the southwest and Vigna del Lago, located in the north represent its three diverse production areas.
Color: Bright ruby red with purplish reflections.
Bouquet: An explosion of fresh fruit reminiscent of brandied cherries, currants, blackberries and myrtle berries.
Taste: Soft, silky tannins with a lingering mineral finish specific to this area.
Serving Suggestions: Perfect pairing for game and aged cheeses.
Grapes undergo maceration at low temperatures (41Â°F - 43Â°F) prior to fermentation. Fermentation takes place under rigorous temperature controls (temperatures do not exceed 80.5Â°F). Pumping over and delastage techniques are used to bring out the wine fruit and mineral characteristics. After an initial period in 300L French oak barrels, the wine is aged in 50-60hl casks for 30 months.
Grape Varieties: 100% Sangiovese Grosso.
Ratings & Reviews
92 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Opulent and elegant from the start, the 2009 Brunello di Montalcino Poggio al Granchio moves steadily over the palate with a great sense of energy and density. Red fruit, tobacco, smoke, crushed mineral, licorice and dried rose lift from the glass. Like the other wines in the Val di Suga portfolio, this Brunello does a great job of delivering power and elegance at the same time. That is never an easy achievement for any wine. In the case of the Poggio al Granchio vineyard designate, the wine is more delicate and feminine on the finish." - Monica Larner (Feb 2015)
91 Points - James Suckling
"A silky and refined red with clay, iron and berry character. Medium to full body, fine tannins and a fruity finish. Needs a year or two to soften." - (August 10th, 2015)
90+ Points - Stephen Tanzer:
"Bright deep red. Aromas of ripe dark cherry, cocoa, aromatic herbs and violet. Then rich, ripe and suave, with very appealing fleshy flavors of ripe dark cherry, tobacco and licorice. Finishes long and smooth. Much sweeter and fleshier in texture than the other two single vineyard Brunellos made this year at Val di Suga, but though it has the most upfront personality, I find it less interesting and nuanced than the others." Ian D'Agata (July 2014)
90 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Ripe cherry and plum flavors are accented by notes of spice and tobacco in this open-knit red, balanced by soft tannins that make the wine approachable now. Drink now through 2023. 830 cases made." - BS (Jul 31, 2015)
"Aromas of spirit-soaked plum, menthol and a balsamic note come together in the glass. The warm, monolithic palate pulls together dense black cherry, vanilla, coffee and licorice alongside raspy tannins and the heat of alcohol." - Kerin Oâ€™Keefe (5/1/2015)