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Brunello di Montalcino, Canalicchio di Sopra 2017
A Wine Champions victory for Francesco Ripaccioli’s elegant Brunello is no surprise. Poised and polished, with notes of tobacco and mocha, its ‘huge finish’ marked its card in a super showing for Tuscany this year.
Price: £49.00 Bottle
Price: £294.00 Case of 6
- Red Wine
- Now to 2032
- 14.5% Alcohol
- oak used but not v. noticeable
- Cork, natural
Canalicchio Di Sopra
Located in Montalcino in Tuscany, this fine estate is run by the gifted Francesco Ripaccioli, whose parents first decided to leave the local co-operative and bottle on their own wine in 1966. As well as vineyards, the family estate also contains two hectares of olive groves.
The heart of the estate is 16 hectares of Brunello vines. Importantly, these are in two different locations, which combine to add extra complexity to the family’s wine. 10 hectares are on clay soils at Canalicchio, to the north of the town, while six hectares are at Gode di Montosoli on rocky, galestro (schist) soil, giving added structure. Only vines which are over 20 years old are used for the family’s Brunello.