Morrell & Co. Wine Catalog

FALL 2016

Issue link: http://digital.morrellwine.com/i/740229

Contents of this Issue

Navigation

Page 99 of 175

MORRELL FINE WINE AND SPIRITS Call 800.96.WINES (800.969.4637) • Visit us at morrellwine.com • Complimentary delivery on all orders over $150 in NY and CT 100 i t A l Y : b r U nello Hailed as one of the greatest Brunello vintages in memory, 2010 showed the world that Montalcino could produce wines to please not only the devoted Italophile, but the globetrotting collector as well. W e all waited with bated breath as critics tasted and toured the region. i n the end, the praise was unanimous. t hese are cool-toned, yet powerful b runellos of radiant fruit, soaring, sweet floral perfumes and classic structure—wines that are sure to age effortlessly for decades to come. ✦ Rising To The Occasion i t wasn't that long ago that the wines of s alicutti were uneven, and sometimes considered rustic. t hat's not the case any longer, as f rancesco l eanza has elevated s alicutti to the top of the traditional-style b runello pyramid. m ost of the changes took place in the vineyard, where the majority of attention is now focused. t he fact is that f rancesco follows the school of thought that wine is made in the vineyard and that s angiovese purity should always show through in the finished bottles. i n 2010, his work paid off, as the p iaggione was named one of the wines of the vintage. s alicutti is the producer to watch in m ontalcino. Salicutti Brunello di Montalcino Piaggione 2010 AG 96 » $74 "...lifts from the glass with the most exquisite aromatics imaginable...sublime and haunting in its beauty." (1554141) o ne F or T he h is T ory b ooks: 2010 b runello di Mon T alcino

Articles in this issue

Links on this page

Archives of this issue

view archives of Morrell & Co. Wine Catalog - FALL 2016