Montalcino SI, Italy (Tuscany)
Brunello di Montalcino "Sassocheto"
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2015
Aged for 5 years before release, this promising 2015 vintage is already a star. Full of precise fruit character and depth with aromas of black cherry, cassis, underbrush, and dried flowers. A structured, savory palate with star anise, tobacco, and black olive exists alongside fine tannins and fresh acidity that offers up a wine built to last. This is the type of classic Brunello we fell in love with.
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The top wine from Il Grappolo, "Sassocheto" is the local name for the Piano Nero vineyard at 1000 feet overlooking Sant'Angelo in Colle, the southwestern area of the DOCG. Aldo Giovannelli bought this small estate and established Il Grappolo in 1974. For nearly 50 years Il Grappolo as been making traditional Brunello the way it use to be made. With extended aging before release in traditional barrels and native yeast fermentation, this wine captures the terroir of Tuscany.