In a year, which was extreme in some respects, La Casaccia vineyard confirms our concept of the single vineyard, that is choosing a vineyard which can express all of its uniqueness and personality even over different years, a vineyard which is less susceptible to the climactic conditions of the vintage and able to bring out its nuances and features yet remains faithful to its land. The result is a Casaccia in line with the characteristics of this vineyard where opulence and elegance as well as minerality and sweetness meld together in a wine of great structure with a thick and silky tannic line, enveloping but at the same time deep, lingering, and full-flavoured, with a good vibration.
Founded in the sixties by Primo Pacenti, Canalicchio di Sopra remains family-owned. Its establishment represented a substantive risk, as Pacenti, a peasant farmer up until the abolition of the sharecropping system, possessed little in the way of security. The Brunellos of the estate largely reflect the wine's historical paradigm, a character derived, in part, through 36 months of cask aging, and 1 year in bottle. Although Brunellos are generally regarded as more pronounced in character than the wines of Chianti, such a generic and broad description is more convenient than it is accurate. Distinctions in climate and soil between the northern and southern parts of the Montalcino zone account for important differences. The northern zone, the area relative to Canalicchio, evidences a cooler climate than that of its southern counterpart; this northern terrain receives limited exposure to both the Mediterranean influence of Montalcino and the cooling breezes that the latter's high altitude a
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