Val di Suga - Brunello di Montalcino 2007
Val di Suga - Brunello di Montalcino 2007 (88 TSW)
The 2007 vintage was a very good year for Brunello. It had a very dry summer, without much rain, and temperatures that were warm but not exceedingly so. Before a Brunello can be sold it has to age for at least 5 years with a minimum of 2 years on wood and a minimum of 4 months in the bottle. The Riserva variant has to age for 6 years before it can be sold with a minimum of 2 years on wood and a minimum of 6 months in the bottle.
This one aged 36 months on barrique.
Already 12 years old so time to taste how it evolved.
I openend the bottle and after half an hour in the glass it started to open nicely.
In the glass a brick red color, light transparent.
On the medium+ nose aromas of dried cherries, leather, chocolat and forest floor.
On the palate medium+ bodied with well integrated tannins and medium acidity. Smooth, round and I think it’s over it’s peak but still very nice. Drink now.
The area around Montalcino is characterised by its contrasts. Northwest of this beautiful city you will find a particularly fertile soil that stretches over gently cultivated hills. South of Montalcino the landscape is sparser, almost wild, the cultivated fields have been taken from the large forests, habitat of wild boars and goats. This naturally influences the quality of the vineyards and the resulting products. The wines from the north are softer and "smother" The ones from the south, on the other hand, are more pronounced and alcoholic.
The combination of Brunello from the north and Brunello from the south produces a perfect wine. Val di Suga is the one of the wineries in the small world of Montalcino that owns vineyards south and north of this charming city. The estate covers 70 hectares, 55 of which are covered with vineyards. The winery is equipped with the latest technology, but without losing sight of tradition. Oenologist Mario Calzolari is convinced that only the combination of both factors can lead to lasting success.