Canalicchio di Sopra

Brunello di Montalcino

2016
Montalcino
Tuscany
Italy
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Ca-na-LEEK-yo dee SO-pruh Broo-NEL-lo dee Mon-tal-CHEE-no
Varietal
Sangiovese
$199
Flavors
Red Cherry Red Cherry
Forest Floor Forest Floor
Sage Sage
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COLOR
Medium Red/Ruby
BODY
TANNIN
ACIDITY
SWEET
ALCOH.
14.5%
GRAPE(S)
Sangiovese
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Why this wine made the cut…
A beautiful expression of Sangiovese and Brunello's uinique terroir.
Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
GRAPE VARIETAL(S)
Sangiovese
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Sangiovese is grown throughout Central Italy, but is most famous for Brunello Di Montalcino and Chianti Classico in Tuscany. While historically the quality of Sangiovese wines was variable, the best wines are influenced by terroir and low yields. At its best, it makes some of some of Italy’s best wines. It performs particularly well on limestone soils at higher altitudes yielding elegant age-worthy Tone & Backbone wines with a complex combination of red fruit, earth, and minerals.
Country / State
Italy
Region
Tuscany
Sub Region
Montalcino
Producer
Canalicchio di Sopra
Vintage
2016
Canalicchio di Sopra's estateCanalicchio di Sopra's estate

Canalicchio di Sopra

Montalcino, tuscany

Canalicchio Di Sopra is a 3rd generation 60 hectare estate on the northeast side of the Montalcino designated as a world heritage site by UNESCO.  The first bottle of Canalicchio di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino was produced in 1966. In 1967, Canalicchio di Sopra was one of the twelve founders of the Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino.

Canalicchio di Sopra's vineyardsCanalicchio di Sopra's vineyards
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Canalicchio Di Sopra focuses on only one grape, Sangiovese, which is the sole grape allowed in Brunello di Montalcino. Their focus is expressing the individuality and nuances of their different crus, Calalicchio and Montosoli, and the terroir of their estate. 

Each cru has different terrain, exposure, and microclimate, making each vineyard unique.  The hallmark of Canalicchio wines are their intensity, elegance, structure, and minerality, continuing a legacy of quality that has been passed down for generations.