Fanti Brunello di Montalcino “Vallocchio” 2013 (750ml/6)
The area of vineyards has been developed in the amphitheatre of the south facing hills of Castelnuovo dell’Abate, at 350-430m above sea level, a part of which are to be found quite near the wonderful Roman Basilica of Sant’Antimo, and the rest in the hill side slopes from Castelnuovo dell’Abate toward Orcia. The soil is limy with stratified formation of “galestro” (marls).
The climate is extremely particular and at one and the same time favours robust and elegant wines because ...New York, New Jersey, California, Massanois Imports
Shows very ripe fruit character but remains fresh and flavorful. Flamboyant, with plum, cherry, chocolate and walnut aromas and flavors. Opulent and delicious.
Wine SpectatorThe bright cherry and strawberry flavors are shaded by coconut and vanilla notes in this powerful red. Leather, tobacco and iron accents add depth as this builds to a long, muscular finish. Best from 2020 through 2036.
Wine Enthusiast"Aromas of espresso, exotic spice, plum and dried herb lead the nose. The aromas follow over to the austere palate along with raspberry jam, licorice and French oak. Taut close-grained tannins provide the framework and grip the finish" - Kerin O'Keefe, May 2018