Val di Suga - Brunello di Montalcino Poggio Al Granchio 2015 (750ml)


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Producer Val di Suga
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Subregion Brunello di Montalcino
Varietal Sangiovese
Vintage 2015
Sku 5330
Size 750ml

The Val di Suga, a winery situated to the north of Montalcino, began making wine in the early 1980s. A wine called Vigna del Lago was first made in 1983 from a northeast-facing vineyard beside the lake opposite the winery. In 1988 the winery purchased a particularly well-situated site called Spuntali southwest of town and this was followed in 1999 with the acquisition of the Poggio al Granchio vineyard, which is in the southeast. The varied exposition of these three sites around the town gives Val di Suga vineyards with three different aspects, allowing for a blended Brunello which is made up of fruit from the three distinct localities. In addition to the blended Brunello and the three individual crus, a Rosso is made and also a Riserva.  The estate totals 55 hectares under vine.

Fermentations are long – with about 20 days post fermentation maceration on the skins. Aging of the Brunellos is in large French oak barrels for 24 months, followed by six months in concrete vats.

Wine Advocate: 94+ Points

Val di Suga makes three single-vineyard expressions of Sangiovese and this is one of them. The 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Poggio al Granchio comes from a sun-kissed 18-hectare plot located at the southeastern side of the appellation that also sees very cool nights thanks to the soft breezes and diurnal shifts that come off the nearby Monte Amiata. You can see a sketch of this vineyard in the little drawing on the front label. Compared to the other wines in this series this wine is distinguished by a thickly textured mouthfeel and warm aromas of dark plum and blackberry. That acidity comes in at the end to give the wine linearity and length. Some 10000 bottles were released.