Canalicchio Brunello di Montalcino 2011
In the concept of terroir, which we have always strongly cultivated, in addition to climate and soil, the human factor also plays an important role with its ability to interpret and adapt to the challenges that viticulture faces every year.
We immediately decided to operate with a drastic selection as far as quantity was concerned, producing our Brunello di Montalcino only from vineyards that are more than 20 years old, those which were able to maintain high acidity and benefited from the heat during the limiting conditions of mid-August, in terms of volume, thickness, and elegance of the tannins, without undergoing any imbalances that would have affected their ageing in wood.
We used the entire Vigna Vecchia Mercatale vineyard (deciding not to produce Riserva for this vintage) in addition to Vigna Casaccia and Vigna Vecchia Montosoli vineyards to produce Canalicchio di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2011, a wine based on the opulence of a vintage that was essentially hot where our choices in addition to being content without forcing the quantity gave that freshness and that acidity which is to be expected from a classic and elegant Brunello even in a torrid growing year.
This decision, which saw a 30% decrease in our production of Brunello di Montalcino, also had a positive effect on the production of our Rosso di Montalcino with the 2011 vintage, one of the best ever, reaffirming the concept we believe in that each wine must be valorized based on its characteristics and strong points.