• Rosso di Montalcino DOC 2014

      Rosso di Montalcino DOC 2014

      Vincenzo Abbruzzese did not vinify a Brunello or a Brunello Riserva in 2014, therefore all grapes of this vintage from his top vineyards were grown in this delicious Rosso! Rich, dark colour, intense fragrance with notes of dark cherries and dark chocolate. On the palate round and supple, open and with grippy tannin, velvety in the long finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "The 2014 Rosso di Montalcino represents the majority of the harvest in a year that was extremely challenging and plagued with rain in the days leading up to the harvest. A pleasant, fruit-driven Rosso, the 2014 is an attractive wine to drink now and over the next 2-3 years, while the fruit retains its brightness. Sweet spice and floral notes add an attractive upper register through to the supple finish. There is a limit to what Abbruzzese and his long-time winemaker Attilio Pagli could do in 2014, and this is it." Antonio Galloni

      • Vinous:88-90 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: Wooden Barrel/barrique
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09652114 ·  0,75 l · 26,53 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      19,90 €
    • Rosso di Montalcino DOC 2016

      Rosso di Montalcino DOC 2016

      Valdicavas 2016er Rosso di Montalcino from very harmonious vintage is extremely successful. It convinces with its broad bouquet of sour cherries, dark forest fruits and spicy notes. Well structured and a lot of juicy tannin in the taste, very remarkable the finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "The 2016 Rosso di Montalcino is a very attractive wine from Valdicava and proprietor Vincenzo Abbruzzese. Although a bit lighter than most Valdicava wines, the 2016 still has a good bit of substance underpinning the red cherry and red plum flavors. Sage, tobacco, cedar and dried herbs add pretty shades of nuance as 2016 develops in the glass. Vinous

      • Vinous:90 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: Wooden Barrel/barrique
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09652116 · 0,75 l · 30,53 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      22,90 €
    • Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2012

      Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2012

      Great Brunello opening with dark, concentrated and mature aromas of plum and blackberry. Dense and complex on the palate the spicy taste with notes of cardamom and clove. Structured and with soft tannins, it sounds long and with a fine, cherryy sweetness. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Inviting raspberry aromas, cherry blossoms; robust structure, acidity accentuated, the tannins tightly meshed and well integrated, in the finish notes of red berries and pepper. "Pleases with its finesse and yet fullness. Vinum

      "The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino reveals a dark and inky appearance with bright ruby highlights that break through the background darkness with brilliance. The nose is generous and robust with dark cherry fruit, plum, Indian spice, mocha and espresso bean. These elements are stitched together with seamless transitions. Despite that grand approach, Sangiovese's prickly and often nervous personality shines through nonetheless. The variety adds delicate berry nuances and bright acidity that give this wine profound depth. This is a very well-made wine that promises a long aging future." Robert Parker

      "A rich, dense and muscular version, this reveals plum, black cherry, leather and tobacco notes, with a hint of chocolate on the finish. The assertive tannins need time, but already, with air, this is pulling together." Wine Spectator

      "I like the ripe-fruit and smoked-meat aromas to this. Subtle and complex. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a long and chewy finish. Needs time to soften. Very structured for the vintage." James Suckling

      • Doctor Wine:94 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Robert Parker:94 points
      • Wine Spectator :93 points
      • James Suckling:96 points
      • Vinum:17,5 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 24 months wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2040
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09652212 · 0,75 l · 93,20 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      69,90 €
    • Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2010

      Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2010

      Complex scent of blackberries and spice notes, with hints of vegetabile. Dense taste with highly elegant tannins and a never-ending reverberation. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Bright color for Valdicava. Sweet, delicate and fine in fragrance, very restrained fruit, harmonious and delicate, not as opulent as expected. Soft, ripe fruit in the mouth with a nutty note of fine wood aging, good, firm type. Completely rounded and full-bodied with a fine body and a well-fanned tannin presence."Weinwisser

      "The gamy 2010 Brunello di Montalcino does a great job of presenting intensity and elegance all in the same delicious package. That's not easy to do and the excellent 2010 fruit plays a big role in achieving this goal. The wine offers a long succession of aromas that span from ripe fruit, to smoked meat, to grilled herb and soft spice. Delicate tones of licorice, cola and anise seed add life and energy. The list goes on. The wine's mouthfeel is best characterized by softness and structure, a two-fold approach that gives high hopes for the long aging potential of this wine. Valdicava's Brunello will appeal to those who love earthy and leathery notes in their Brunello."Robert Parker

      "The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is one of the very best wines I have tasted here in recent years. Dark red cherries, mint, game, smoke, tobacco and licorice are all deeply expressive in a mid-weight, very classic feeling Brunello long on class and personality. Big yet silky tannins frame the dramatic, intense finish."Antonio Galloni

      "Effusive aromas of incense, green olive, sweet strawberry and cherry, licorice and leather mark this structured version. The tannins are on the beefy side, but this finishes long, with enough fruit and spice for balance."Wine Spectator

      "Absolutely stunning aromas of nectarine, orange peel, sweet black cherry, plums and flowers. Licorice and mushroom It's full body, with layers of ultra-fine tannins and hints of tangy acidity. Such beautiful length and beauty to this wine. It's powerful and structured yet shows a gorgeous finesse and length. Truly wondrous. So long and refined. The texture is phenomenal."James Suckling

      • Robert Parker:93 points
      • Vinous:94 points
      • Wine Spectator :96 points
      • James Suckling:99 points
      • Weinwisser:18 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 24 months wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2038
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09652210 · 0,75 l · 98,53 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      73,90 €
    • Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2013

      Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2013

      Radiant dark ruby with violet reflections. Very concentrated, dense aroma of dark red fruits, small berries, accompanied by a harmonious acidity with fine herbal spice. The harmonious and rather cool climate in 2013 has brought us a Brunello into the glass, which is fresh, elegant and yet very powerful and above all strong and robust in personality. Corners and edges are quite wanted here. Power and pressure are a matter of course at Valdicava. And the maturity that is still necessary must be patiently eaten out, but is guaranteed to be rewarded. Vincenzo Abbruzzese has once again shown (to all) that Valdicava is one of the absolute top producers of DOCG Montalcino. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Deep red. Ample aromas of blackberry, red cherry, and violet, plus a whiff of violet. Dense, creamy and concentrated, offering savory flavors of ripe red cherry, licorice and cocoa lifted by nicely integrated acidity. Finishes quite fleshy, with youthfully chewy tannins and outstanding length. This Brunello may not be the last word in refinement, but it is hard to argue with its early appeal and deliciousness." Ian d’Agata (vinous.com)

      "Valdicava's 2013 Brunello di Montalcino is a beautifully saturated expression that opens to a dark garnet appearance and a soothing, velvety texture. The bouquet is packed tight with dark berry nuances, starting with ripe cherry and extending to black fruit tones of fresh prune and plum. The wine's strongest cards are its texture, structure and its power. This is a cool vintage that produced very fine and accessible wines. This expression, however, shows a very different personality with ample volume and long staying power." Robert Parker

      "A juicy, young Brunello with berry, dried mushroom and flower character. Orange peel, too. Full body, firm and velvety tannins and a flavorful finish. So complex and beautiful. It goes on for minutes. I love the balance that makes it so enjoyable to try now but it will age for decades ahead. Try to leave it until 2021." James Suckling

      • Doctor Wine:92 points
      • Robert Parker:94 points
      • Wine Spectator :92 points
      • James Suckling:98 points
      • Vinous:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 24 months wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2042+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09652213 · 0,75 l · 105,33 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      79,00 €
    • Brunello di Montalcino "Madonna del Piano" Riserva DOCG 2009

      Brunello di Montalcino “Madonna del Piano” Riserva DOCG 2009

      Madonna del Piano - the top location of Valdicava, which takes its name from its small church. A great Riserva with sweet tobacco notes and hints of sour cherries, the taste reveals a wonderful consistency and wonderfully dissolved tannins. SUPERIORE.DE

      "This is the wine of the vintage with dark berry, chocolate, spice and mushroom character. Full body, silky and beautiful tannins and a long, long finish. A beautiful wine." James Suckling

      "The 2009 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Madonna del Piano is an expressive and articulate wine that speaks highly of Sangiovese and the Montalcino territory. The wine offers a pristine narrative of both grape and place with crystalline aromas of cherry, blackberry, spice, leather, smoke and Mediterranean herb. The bouquet peels back one delicious layer at a time. The mouthfeel is similarly successful with deep concentration and complexity. It imparts soft layers of dried fruit and velvety tannins. Endnotes of espresso bean and toasted almond add length and momentum." Robert Parker

      • Doctor Wine:95 points
      • Robert Parker:95 points
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 42 months Wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2036
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09652309 · 0,75 l · 117,20 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping< 24 units available

      87,90 €
    • Brunello di Montalcino "Madonna del Piano" Riserva DOCG 2007

      Brunello di Montalcino “Madonna del Piano” Riserva DOCG 2007

      Dense, concentrated ruby red and a generous, intense bouquet. Besides a fresh fruit, tobacco and leather nuances, an aromatic cinnamon and cloves spice. Sophisticated the taste, to which the fresh acidity and the remarkable fullness lend hold and elegance. Restrained, perfectly integrated tannin that also crackles like silk in the finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "An impressively structured wine. Aromas of blueberries and blackberries with hints of violets. Full body, with velvety and rich tannins. Very tannic and powerful yet the tannins are polished and pretty. Layers of everything here. Give this another three to four years before opening." James Suckling

      "Here's an unforgettable wine that absolutely makes the case for 2007 being one of the best vintages of late in Montalcino. The wine is broad and polished with masculine tones of dark fruit, leather and tobacco. These aromas evolve so quickly and with such pulsing intensity, the wine comes alive suddenly. There are dusty mineral shadings at the back with tightly textured tannins. Hold 10 more years." Wine Enthusiast (cellar selection 2013)

      "The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Madonna del Piano is anothersuper-finessed wine. Subtle floral notes meld into expressive redberries in a sumptuous Brunello that captures the essence of thevintage. The style is rich and deeply textured, but the 2007, asoutstanding as it is, needs at least a few more years in bottle. Onceagain, finesse rules the day." Robert Parker

      • Robert Parker:96 points
      • Vinous:95 points
      • Wine Spectator :95 points
      • James Suckling:98 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:98 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 42 months Wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2033+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09652307 · 0,75 l · 185,33 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping8 units available

      139,00 €
    • Brunello di Montalcino "Madonna del Piano" Riserva DOCG 2012

      Brunello di Montalcino “Madonna del Piano” Riserva DOCG 2012

      Sparkling, deep ruby red. In the bouquet a cornucopia of small red berries and red fruits. Complex and intense on the palate, with a refinement unparalleled in the 2012 vintage. We discover dark cherries, plums, camphor and a complexity that reveals more and more structure and personality with increasing air supply. In the finale, finely underlaid wood seasoning and a surprising freshness, which already today hints at a wonderful ripening cycle. Big and monumental! SUPERIORE.DE

      "The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Madonna del Piano is a dark and thickly extracted expression. It is one of the blackest Brunellos you will find in this report. This rich red wine takes a little longer to open because those primary aromas are buried deep under all that bulk and power. Indeed, this wine is almost too much of a good thing. It moves with slow-motion laziness, and the bouquet is in absolutely no rush to show what it has in store. At its leisure, it will deliver dried blackberry, cassis, bitter chocolate, spice, campfire ash and sticky tar. There is some tannic astringency that will (hopefully) integrate with time. This is a hearty and satisfying wine to drink in the heart of winter with gentle snowflakes fluttering outside your window. It is a romantic wine in heart and soul." Robert Parker

      "Deep ruby-red. Toasty oak and vanilla complicate red cherry and underbrush aromas and flavors. Then rich, dense and concentrated, but lovely violet lift provides clarity and cut to the suave flavors of red cherry, red currant, flint and vanilla. Much deeper and richer than the 2013 Brunello from Valdicava, this beautiful wine finishes very long and ultra-smooth. It is the best wine I have ever had from this estate." Ian d’Agata (vinous.com)

      "A complex red with rose petals, violets, crushed stones and cherries follows through to a full body and chewy tannins that are poised and polished. Extremely long and intense. A top wine for the vintage. This needs three or four years, maybe more, to come together." James Suckling

      • Doctor Wine:97 points
      • Robert Parker:93 points
      • Wine Spectator :96 points
      • James Suckling:98 points
      • Vinous:95 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 42 months Wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2044
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09652312 · 0,75 l · 212,00 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      159,00 €
    • Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2013 <br>MAGNUM in OWC

      Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2013 · MAGNUM in OWC

      Radiant dark ruby with violet reflections. Very concentrated, dense aroma of dark red fruits, small berries, accompanied by a harmonious acidity with fine herbal spice. The harmonious and rather cool climate in 2013 has brought us a Brunello into the glass, which is fresh, elegant and yet very powerful and above all strong and robust in personality. Corners and edges are quite wanted here. Power and pressure are a matter of course at Valdicava. And the maturity that is still necessary must be patiently eaten out, but is guaranteed to be rewarded. Vincenzo Abbruzzese has once again shown (to all) that Valdicava is one of the absolute top producers of DOCG Montalcino. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Deep red. Ample aromas of blackberry, red cherry, and violet, plus a whiff of violet. Dense, creamy and concentrated, offering savory flavors of ripe red cherry, licorice and cocoa lifted by nicely integrated acidity. Finishes quite fleshy, with youthfully chewy tannins and outstanding length. This Brunello may not be the last word in refinement, but it is hard to argue with its early appeal and deliciousness." Ian d’Agata (vinous.com)

      "Valdicava's 2013 Brunello di Montalcino is a beautifully saturated expression that opens to a dark garnet appearance and a soothing, velvety texture. The bouquet is packed tight with dark berry nuances, starting with ripe cherry and extending to black fruit tones of fresh prune and plum. The wine's strongest cards are its texture, structure and its power. This is a cool vintage that produced very fine and accessible wines. This expression, however, shows a very different personality with ample volume and long staying power." Robert Parker

      "A juicy, young Brunello with berry, dried mushroom and flower character. Orange peel, too. Full body, firm and velvety tannins and a flavorful finish. So complex and beautiful. It goes on for minutes. I love the balance that makes it so enjoyable to try now but it will age for decades ahead. Try to leave it until 2021." James Suckling

      • Doctor Wine:92 points
      • Robert Parker:94 points
      • Wine Spectator :92 points
      • James Suckling:98 points
      • Vinous:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 24 months wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2044+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09652513 · 1,5 l · 118,00 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping5 units available

      177,00 €
    • Brunello di Montalcino "Madonna del Piano" Riserva DOCG 2010

      Brunello di Montalcino “Madonna del Piano” Riserva DOCG 2010

      Madonna del Piano - the top location of Valdicava, which takes its name from its small church. A great Riserva with sweet tobacco notes and hints of sour cherries, the taste reveals a wonderful consistency and wonderfully dissolved tannins. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Here is a big wine with lofty ambitions and an impactful presentation. The Valdicava 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Madonna del Piano hits all the right buttons. The wine shows a profound sense of elegance and poise with subtle berry notes that blend into spice, licorice and tar. Those bright and lively aromatic components fold gracefully within the wine's tight texture, its sheer power and the silky nature of the tannins. This wine promises a long and steady aging future ahead." Robert Parker

      "A pure, focused style, with a beam of black cherry anchoring the leather, mineral, hibiscus tea and earth flavors. Well-structured, young and fresh, with a lingering aftertaste of fruit, mineral and woodsy details." Wine Spectator

      "A wine with superb finesse and depth. So subtle and understated yet powerful and long. The tannin intensity is amazing. It just builds like a massive wave. Superb. Give this time in the bottle. The length is endless." James Suckling

      • Robert Parker:95 points
      • Wine Spectator :96 points
      • James Suckling:100 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 42 months Wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2040+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09652310 · 0,75 l · 238,67 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping< 24 units available

      179,00 €
    • Brunello di Montalcino "Madonna del Piano" Riserva DOCG 2006 <br>MAGNUM in OWC

      Brunello di Montalcino “Madonna del Piano” Riserva DOCG 2006 · MAGNUM in OWC

      Dense, concentrated ruby red and a generous, intense bouquet. In addition to a fresh fruit, tobacco and leather nuances, an aromatic cinnamon and cloves spice. sophisticated taste, to which the fresh acidity and the considerable fullness give hold and elegance. Restrained, perfectly integrated tannin that also crackles like silk in the finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "This beautiful riserva shows enormous thickness and blackness, like midnight of a new moon. The wine delivers impenetrable density, extraction, black fruit, spice, berry preserves, licorice, asphalt, ground black pepper, cherry liqueur and crème de cassis. There are seemingly no limits to the intensity and complexity here. The mouthfeel is dense, plush, firmly structured and very long. Keep this Brunello safely in your cellar 20 years or more." Wine Enthusiast

      "I tasted this about a year ago at the winery and I was blown away. This time I tasted it in a blind tasting in Tuscany and it stood above the rest. Amazing aromas of blueberries and flowers, with black truffles and pie. Foie gras, mushrooms and white truffles too. Powerful, with great depth of gorgeous fruit and ultra-fine tannins. It fills your mouth with fruit and ripe tannins. Complex and long. A breathtaking wine. Truly glorious." James Suckling

      • Robert Parker:96 points
      • Vinous:96 points
      • Wine Spectator :92 points
      • James Suckling:100 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:98 points
      • Falstaff:91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 42 months Wooden barrel/barrique
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2030
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09652706 · 1,5 l · 186,00 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping3 units available

      279,00 €
    • Brunello di Montalcino "Madonna del Piano" Riserva DOCG 2009 <br>6 Bottles in OWC

      Brunello di Montalcino “Madonna del Piano” Riserva DOCG 2009 · 6 Bottles in OWC

      Madonna del Piano - the top location of Valdicava, which takes its name from its small church. A great Riserva with sweet tobacco notes and hints of sour cherries, the taste reveals a wonderful consistency and wonderfully dissolved tannins. SUPERIORE.DE

      "This is the wine of the vintage with dark berry, chocolate, spiceand mushroom character. Full body, silky and beautiful tannins and along, long finish. A beautiful wine." James Suckling

      "The 2009 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Madonna del Piano is anexpressive and articulate wine that speaks highly of Sangiovese and theMontalcino territory. The wine offers a pristine narrative of both grape and place with crystalline aromas of cherry, blackberry, spice,leather, smoke and Mediterranean herb. The bouquet peels back onedelicious layer at a time. The mouthfeel is similarly successful withdeep concentration and complexity. It imparts soft layers of dried fruit and velvety tannins. Endnotes of espresso bean and toasted almond addlength and momentum." Robert Parker

      • Doctor Wine:95 points
      • Robert Parker:95 points
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 42 months Wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2036
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09652409 · 4,5 l · 119,42 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping2 units available

      537,40 €
    About the winemakers
    Valdicava
    Tuscany | Montalcino
    Valdicava

    Since 1987 Vincenzo Abbruzzese has been directing the Valdicava winery in the north of the Montalcino area. Martini Bramante, his maternal grandfather, had acquired the estate in 1953 and started Brunello production in 1968. However, wines under their own label were only put on the market from 1977. Before that, a label of the Brunello Consortium with the family name was stuck on the bottles. The first vines were planted more than 50 years ago. Since 1987 Vincenzo, a great horse lover, has been taking care of the winery with great dedication and care. Since about this time, the experienced oenologist Attilio Pagli has also been a consultant for the company's wine philosophy. The vineyards were subsequently overhauled and the cellars renovated. The investments have paid off: almost every year in the Tenuta Valdicava a very full-bodied and full-bodied Brunello is created, which convinces by its firm structure and a long finish.

    The 19 hectares of vineyards form an almost closed area on the slopes of the Montosoli hill at an altitude of 300 metres. They are exclusively and not too densely stocked with Sangiovese grosso according to classical specifications and were almost completely designated for Brunello. Mass selection is practised during planting, the grape yields are kept very small. Vincenzo, a true quality fanatic, says he spends every day in his vineyards. The agronomist Andrea Paoletti watches over the natural work in the vineyard.

    The underground wine cellar, which has been extended in the meantime, is kept in the classic style. It is functionally furnished and does without any fashionable bells and whistles. Equipment, plants and barrels of various sizes and origins are available. The largest barrels are destined for Brunello. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel or concrete tanks and partly in wooden vats. The passion for wine lived in the Tenuta Valdicava and the constant pursuit of plants with an individual character are regularly rewarded by high ratings in the international trade press. SUPERIORE.DE

    "Valdicava has been somewhat of a controversial property over the last few years. The Brunellos are typically very concentrated and dense when young, which can make them hard to assess. Make no mistake about it though; these are very serious wines whose only difficulty lies in giving them a few more years in bottle than the vast majority of Brunellos. A vertical tasting last year going back to 1988 published on www.erobertparker.com showed that the Valdicava Brunellos age exquisitely."Robert Parker

    Facts

    • Year of foundation: 1953
    • Owner: Vincenzo Abbruzzese
    • Oenologist: Attilio Pagli
    • Annual production: approx. 50,000 bottles
    • Vineyard: approx. 19 hectares
    • Conventional cultivation