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Valdicava Brunello Di Montalcino Madonna del Piano 2013 750m (750ml)

Price: $229.99

6+ Price: $189.99 / btl

Producer Valdicava
Country Italy
Region Toscana
Varietal Sangiovese (Grosso)
Vintage 2013
Sku RD10605
Size 750ml

Ripe, rich red and blue fruits swirl with savory notes of fresh loam, white truffles, baking spices, cigar wrapper and touches of dried rose petals in the entrancing '13 Brunello Riserva Madonna del Piano. This wine gracefully walks a tightrope between opulence and restraint, intensity and finesse, and New World plushness and Old World age-worthiness, balancing its copious dry extract with electric acidity and matching its chewy tannins with a sweet inner lift. One of the very first single-vineyard Brunellos, the Valdicava Madonna del Piano very much set the standard for cru Brunello. Biodynamically grown and produced, Valdicava Brunello derives from very high quality, very low yields of berries, vinified with mostly traditional protocol, minimal use of barriques and almost entirely in large neutral oak botti. You'll want to drink Valdicava's '13 Brunello Riserva as soon as it hits your table, but patience will serve you better; cellar this wine for a few years and then enjoy it for de

Valdicava Description

In his youth Vincenzo Abbruzzese spent summers working at Valdicava, his grandparents' winery in northern Montalcino. His grandmother bought these gentle slopes in 1953 and with her husband planted the first vines here. However, her son left home for Siena, where Vincenzo was born and raised. Abbruzzese cultivated an avid interest in science and chose an engineering track when he began his university studies in Florence. Graduation was finally approaching in 1987 when his grandfather announced the intention to sell Valdicava; Vincenzo's eyes opened to a new future, and when he left Florence for Montalcino he did not look back. Abbruzzese was well aware of the challenges that faced him. The property was pleading for drastic improvements and the young man had hardly any capital of his own; but he was a dedicated worker and promptly began a series of improvements that would shape Valdicava into the top quality winery he envisioned. Vincenzo's systematic changes have earned Valdicava a pla

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