Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino 2015


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With its cold weather followed by a hot summer and its extraordinarily long hang-time for grapes, 2015 saw a five-star Brunello vintage, and Valdicava’s superb Brunello gleams with the vintage’s beauty and thrills with its depth. Deeply perfumed, this wine leaps from the glass with a profusion of notes--super-ripe red and blue fruits, violet petals, fresh espresso, warm loam, truffles and new leather, to name a few. Wedding its luscious fruits, chewy tannins, and vivid acidity with impeccable balance, this Brunello shows tremendous finesse and aging potential. You’ll want to drink this wine right away, but a few years in the cellar will reveal the potential of this superstar bottling. Vincenzo Abbruzzese, owner and operator of Valdicava, works passionately, growing his grapes without pesticides, coaxing very high quality, very low yielding berries from his vines, which he then vinifies very traditionally with minimal use of barriques and almost entirely in large neutral oak botti.