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La Fornace Rosso di Montalcino 2017 750ml
La Fornace Rosso di Montalcino 2017 750ml
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Collemattoni Rosso di Montalcino 2017 750ml
Collemattoni Rosso di Montalcino 2017 750ml
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Succulent red and blue fruits play with olive tapenade, cedar, cigar wrapper, sweet baking spices and coffee in this nimble, satisfying wine. Wrapping its sweet fruit around a savory core, this Rosso holds you in delightful tension, and its sprightly, sophisticated mouth-feel completes the experience.  Collemattoni was certified organic in 2012, ensuring transparent terroir while maintaining a commitment to the earth. more info
Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello di Montalcino 2016 375ml
Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello di Montalcino 2016 375ml
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Fattoria Le Pupille Poggio Valente 2016 750ml
Fattoria Le Pupille Poggio Valente 2016 750ml
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You have heard us scream about it before, 2016 was not only the year of Tuscany, but Sangiovese. The year simply did not end with the perfect Sassicaia or the cult-like Matarocchio over in the tiny hamlet of Bolgheri. Sure, there was Tignanello, Percarlo, Le Pergole Torte, Flaccianello, and now it is 2016 Brunello di Montalcino that is rewriting all the books. However, before all this noise began, there was the little overachieving, single vineyard Poggio Valente from Scansano. It is here in the hills inland from the Tyrrhenian Sea between Bolgheri and the border of Lazio, that Tuscany’s native Sangiovese, known as Morellino in these parts, excelled with unrivalled value. Monica Larner stated, “the 2016 Poggio Valente is precise and direct, the result of a lot of enological brain power and Coastal Tuscany's answer to Brunello Montalcino.” And for those keeping score, it is the highest reviewed Poggio Valente in twenty years of keeping Tuscan enthusiasts satisfied.\

Well, the IWM team revisited the 2016 Poggio Valente once again, and we emphatically agree. We would add the extra bottle age has done its job and this wine is rocking today with a quick decant! Super expressive right from the pull of the cork, and the wine becomes even more intoxicating with just a little airtime. This is 100% unadulterated, premiere cru-like Sangiovese under forty dollars that will transport you to the Maremma with a more Mediterranean take on Tuscany’s noble native varietal.

Christopher Deas, Italian Wine Merchants: “There is a whole lot of bottled awesomeness here. We had this after some grand cru classé Bordeaux and it held its own quite well. And from the classic vintage of 2016, it’s a whole lot of wine under $38 a bottle. The wine begins with earthy nuances and unfolds too much of the flavor spectrum, you can expect cherry galore, dried strawberries, tomato leaf, coffee bean, saddle leather, baked earth, cinnamon stick, nutmeg and wild herbs. The wine is structured with firm tannins that loosen with aeration. In fact, we recommend a one hour decant if drinking this age-worthy wine today. I just think this is the perfect food wine, and for me that begins with a sausage pizza, or since we are in the Maremma, some pasta with wild boar ragu.”
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Canalicchio di Sopra Rosso di Montalcino 2017 750ml
Canalicchio di Sopra Rosso di Montalcino 2017 750ml
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2017 saw a challenging vintage in Montalcino, but you’d never know it from Canalicchio di Sopra’s radiant, layered ’17 Rosso di Montalcino. Super-ripe berries and tart cherries dance with underbrush, smoky minerals, new leather, crushed wildflowers, and touches of herbs, dusty spices and blood orange zest in this captivating wine. Silky tannins meld with the wine’s brisk acidity and both linger on the wine’s food-friendly finish. This ’17 Rosso offers an open-knit, silky invitation to early drinking, yet you’ll be able to drink it over the medium term. Deriving primarily from fruit grown on the estate’s youngest vines, the grapes ferment in temperature-controlled stainless steel for about two weeks; the wine ages for a year in a combination of oak vats and barriques. more info
Collemattoni Brunello di Montalcino 2011 375ml
Collemattoni Brunello di Montalcino 2011 375ml
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Opulent, energetic, and finessed, this concentrated wine from Collemattoni might be the standout Brunello of the 2011 vintage. Reflecting its warm growing year, this is a brooding Brunello that bursts from the glass with a delicious perfume: sweet red and black fruits, toasted cigar wrapper, sun-warmed earth, licorice, potpourri and baking spices mingle seductively. Vibrant acidity keeps this rich wine nimble as it wraps the palate with a textured mouth-feel full of chewy tannins and builds to a very satisfying finish. Collemattoni handpicks its grapes and they undergo fermentation and maceration in stainless steel tanks for 30 days; the wine then ages in Slovenian oak casks for at least thirty months and in bottle for four months before release. A wine for enthusiasts who appreciate ripe, juicy Brunello, this ’11 Collemattoni bottling can be approachable now with decanting, but it’ll be even better a few years down the road. more info
Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello di Montalcino 2016 750ml
Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello di Montalcino 2016 750ml
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Canalicchio di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino 2015 375ml
Canalicchio di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino 2015 375ml
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2015 saw a remarkable, ripe vintage that ended in lush, rich wines with both keen, fresh acidity and high alcohol--Canalicchio di Sopra’s ’15 Brunello embodies its banner vintage with verve, intensity, and depth. Juicy black cherries and sumptuous blackberries dance against a savory backdrop of warm earth, cedar, smoky minerals, and wild herbs, all offset by subtle wildflowers and sweet baking spices. This entrancing Brunello unspools with a creamy, rich mouthfeel as it reveals layer after layer of flavors that are supported on a framework of fine-grained tannins, vibrant acidity, and elegant minerality. The spicy finish lingers in the mouth for minutes! A blend deriving from the estate’s high altitude vineyards, grapes ferment in temperature-controlled vats, and the wine ages for 36 months in barrels, followed by a year in bottle before release. Canalicchio Brunello consistently offers a tremendous price-to-quality ratio, and the 2015 bottling is an outstanding evocation of its banner vintage! more info
Canalicchio di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino 2016 375ml
Canalicchio di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino 2016 375ml
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Christopher Deas, Italian Wine Merchants: “This is one of those wines where the color alone is worth the price of admission, you can stare into it and quite literally see Sangiovese Grosso purity at its finest. More importantly, it is the most complete expression we have tasted from the 2016 vintage. Yes, it is showing the upright and classic nature of vintage, but with a little air-time the ripe fruit gains weight and fills the glass. There is a richness to accompany the firmness of the house and vintage for what is a deep, sophisticated Brunello. You can expect nuances of bright cherry, black cherry, plum, citrus peel, cinnamon, cedar, a touch of underbrush and minerality. I was simply awesome to taste these side-by-side with the sibling single vineyard expression. The Normale is more finessed than the La Casaccia, that is more robust and chewy. This is another top recommendation from the must-by vintage.” more info
Le Ragnaie Brunello di Montalcino 2016 750ml
Le Ragnaie Brunello di Montalcino 2016 750ml
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