Canalicchio di Sopra Rosso di Montalcino 2019
Excellent smooth medium bold red. Long semi dry smooth finish. Excellent with steak or full flavoured foods.
Nose : Cherries, cedar , earthy and vanilla
Palate : Ripe cherries, oak, vanilla and earthy. Good acidity and ripe tannins.
The 2019 “Canalicchio di Sopra” Rosso di Montalcino DOC celebrates the intensity of a generous vintage in a more immediate and enjoyable version. 2019 was a year of great maturation where the balance of the grapes was guaranteed by steady and balanced weather conditions thus creating the requirements for a great maturation. The purity of the fruit expresses itself in a pronounced and bold way with a surprising youthfulness reminiscent of the vinosity and concentration of the vintage. The youngest vineyards used for this Rosso di Montalcino along with a small selection from the oldest vineyards guaranteed all the exuberance of this vintage, which, together with the freshness and well-balanced acidity, make for a greatly pleasant union.
Founded by Primo Pacenti in 1962, in 1987 Primo was joined by son-in-law Pier Luigi Ripaccioli, and since 2001, Canalicchio di Sopra has been in the highly capable hands of Pier Luigi’s children: Francesco, Simonetta and Marco.
The Rosso di Montalcino and the Brunello di Montalcino are based on the parcels of Canalicchio and Montosoli, on the northern side of Montalcino, and which combined total 19 hectares planted. All wines are aged in medium-sized Slavonian oak botti. The soils of the Canalicchio parcels are largely clay with pebbles and a strong mineral content, resulting in wines of aromatic intensity, opulence and minerality. It is the extraordinary elegance, latent power, balance and silky tannins of the Casaccia parcel which sees it bottled separately.
The Montosoli soils are marl with very high mineral components, clay loam texture with higher levels of lime, with the pebbly texture increasing the pH. The resultant wines show great structure, minerality and sapidity.