Val di Suga

Tuscany, Italy

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Vigna Spuntali – 2013

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • Grape Source: 100% Sangiovese Grosso "Vigna Spuntalli" vineyard
    • Appellation: Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
    • Size: 14 ha (35 acres)
    • Vine Age: 23 years
    • Soil: Of marine origin containing sand and a mixture of fossil debris and lapilli
    • Elevation: 300 meters (984 feet) above sea level
    • Orientation: On the southwestern slope, the warmest in Montalcino
    • Density: 5,050 vines/acre (7,143 vines/hectare)
    • Training: Spurred cordon
  • Vinification

    • Fermentation and maceration take place at a controlled temperature of 25˚–30˚C (77˚-80˚F) in concrete for 20 days. 100% malolactic fermentation.

    • Aging: 24 months in French oak and an additional 36 months aging in bottle
  • Tasting Notes

    • Strong garnet color with ruby highlights Unfolds warm, intense and refined on the nose. Great explosion of ripe fruit with notes of sour cherry, dried figs, candied fruit and especially orange. On the palate, the sweet and soft tannins accompany the long finish, rich in notes of plums and blackberries

  • Technical Information

    • Alcohol: 14.5%
    • TA: 5.31 g/L
    • p H: 3.4

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Reviews

  • Val di Suga Brunello di Montalcino “Vigna Spuntali” – 2013 – The Wine Advocate – 92 Points

    Made with easy-ripening fruit from the sunny southwest quadrant of the appellation, the 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna Spuntali is a charming and fruit-forward expression. This wine is softer and more accessible than the other two single-vineyard expressions I tasted from Val di Suga. The fruit is dark and saturated with summer cherry, plum, spice and tobacco...

  • Val di Suga Brunello di Montalcino Vigna Spuntali – 2013 – Jamessuckling.com – 94 Points

    Plenty of spices and fresh herbs on the nose, such as dried rosemary and nutmeg, to match the underlying dried redcurrants and cranberries. Full-bodied with plenty of concentration, but still shows a very sturdy, tannin backbone and punchy acidity, to drive this through to a long finish. Drink in 2021.

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