Tenuta Fanti - Vallocchio Brunello di Montalcino 2010
Tenuta Fanti - Vallocchio Brunello di Montalcino 2010 (91 TSW)
The Fanti family came to Montalcino in the early 19th century, almost two centuries before the birth of Brunello. The vineyards of Tenuta Fanti are located in the immediate vicinity of the parcels of Sassetti and Poggio di Sotto. The approximately 300 hectare property has been restructured and expanded over the past 15 years. Since then the estate has experienced a tremendous upswing.
Filippo Fanti, the very popular, enthusiastic and hospitable owner has been supported by his daughter Elisa since 2007 very competently, especially in the vineyard, but also in other matters.
The cellar was completed in 2004 and is completely underground, opposite the Abbazzia di Sant convent church.'Antimo is built into a hill so that only the entrance can be seen from the outside.
After the completion of the winery, Philippo Fanti concentrated on the new vineyards, which were planted after careful selection of the best clones. All the south facing parcels of Tenuta Fanti have now grown to 50 hectares and are located in the area of Castelnuovo dell'Abate, where the soils show quite high Galestro contents.
About the wine:
The 2010 vintage is a very good vintage for Montalcino with a warm and hot summer with occasional rainfalls. Harvesting during the first half of October. Vinification for 25-30 days in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature. After that ageing for 30 months half in tonneaux of 500 lt and half in big oak barrels of 30hl Bottle ageing: 12 months.
In the glass a deep ruby color with brown edges.
On the medium+ nose aromas of blackberries, dried cherries and smoke with hints of wet earth, mushrooms, leather and laurel.
On the palate dry, medium++ bodied with medium acidity and ripe and unctuous tannins. Flavours are a recall of the nose with a beautiful balance and a medium+ length finish. For me at the right spot with a good balance between primary and tertiary flavours.