Canalicchio di Sopra, Brunello di Montalcino 2015

€72.99

This was the Brunello that really broke our hearts.

While you wonder about the price to value ratios of other Brunellos, this one just came in and swept that argument out of all consideration. It is so good and such a stunning, complex and rewarding wine that we realised that there was no use: give in to it, or go home. And that's the heart-breaker - it's not exactly cheap...

However, it is very good value if you can get your head around what it is that Value really signifies. This is a tiny estate in one of the most expensive regions in Europe for growing village-level red grapes. The demand is sky-high and the quality is pretty much peerless in its greater region. That's the allure of really good Brunello. Founded in 1960, they were one of the 12 founding members of the original consorzio and have been at the heart of the appellation ever since. The 70-hectare site is based on the northern slopes of the town, where they produce powerful dark and brooding wines, even in the more challenging vintages.

Aged for 5 years, by law, this shows intense aromas of black and red cherries, sweet licorice and notes of tarred leather. Filling in the mouth with juicy tannins, this is a wine that will develop and age beautifully. The finish leaves notes of coffee, plum and herbal tea-leaf character so much a part of the Sangiovese story.

Region: Tuscany

Country: Italy

Grape(s): Sangiovese

Style: Vegan Friendly, Svelte, Smooth, Silky, Profound, Perfumed, Medium Full, Meditation, Iconic, Full, Elegant, Dark, Complex, Broad, Balanced

Best food matches: Venison, Steak, Roasts, Red Meats, Mature Cheeses, Lamb, Hard Cheeses, Game, Fine Dining, Duck, Christmas Dinner

Alcohol: 14.5%

Why buy from us?

When you buy wine from The Allotment Wine Co. you're helping a small Irish company that in turn supports small, sustainable wine producers who grow the grapes and make amazing wines. We only work with partners who share a deep respect and connection with the land and its traditions, witnessed in a firm commitment to quality and sustainability. All of which makes for better wines.

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Patrick H.
Hi, I'm Chris Gifford.

And you're very welcome to The Allotment Wine Co.

When you wine from me, you're supporting a small Irish business which in turn supports small, sustainable wine producers, as well as other small, dedicated Irish wine importers.

When selecting wines, I look for partners who share a deep respect and connection with the land and its traditions, witnessed in a firm commitment to quality and sustainability. All of which makes for better wines.