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2016 Belpoggio Brunello di Montalcino

  • 99 Point Brunello di Montalcino
  • Great Now, & Expected to Improve with Age
  • 99 Point Vintage, Wine Spectator
  • One of the Best Vintages in Montalcino
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About the Wine

The Belpoggio estate of about 10 hectares, half of which are dedicated to Sangiovese and the other part to olive groves. It is located in Castelnuovo Abbot, in the town of Montalcino just 500 meters from the famous Abbey of St Antimo. The vineyard's location is considered one of the best for Sangiovese and allows the natural elements to produce wines of unparalleled quality.  Established in 2005, Belpoggio is quickly becoming one of the best Brunello producers in all of Italy!

The vineyard has a southwest exposure. After harvest, the wine undergoes temperature-controlled fermentation for 15 to 18 days, is aged in 60-gallon oak casks for 24 to 36 months, and finally, the flavors are allowed to marry in bottle for 6 to 9 months before leaving the winery.

Tasting Notes: 100% Sangiovese. In the glass, the wine is deep ruby red with garnet reflections. On the nose, the wine opens up with a bright bouquet of fresh black cherry,  red currant, roasted tomato, dried flowers, tomato leaf, clay, and a hint of balsamic. On the palate, the wine is full of pure red fruits with a hint of earthy compliments.

Reviews

Another superb interpretation for this Brunello by the Martellozzo family. Intense nose, with a pronounced balsamic trace, “duroni” cherries, blackberries. Perfect officinal tone of marjoram. Iodized tannins perceived in the mouth with a final balsamic taste. ~99 Luca Gardini, The Wine Notes

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