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Decanter, February 2018,
Salicutti's Francesco Leanza says that 2013 is the latest harvest he can remember, having started on 2nd October, and the result is superb. He deemed the vintage good enough to bottle his 'Piaggione SV' Riserva, which will be released next year. Delineated aromas of redcurrant, cherry and raspberry are joined by evocative rose and lavender. The palate brings in fennel and earth nuances, and wonderously crunchy acidity with ample yet finely textured tannins. This is the essence of grace. 96/100 DRINK 2020 - 2035
Felix and Sabine Eichbauer bought Salicutti from the original owner Francesco Leanza in 2016. Leanza wanted to retire but with no children of his own, he sold the estate to this charming German couple who, as owners of Michelin starred restaurant Tantris in Munich, had bought the Salicutti wines for their restaurant for many years. With the original wine making team still very much in place, nothing has changed in terms of the philosophy at Salicutti. The processes are as non-interventionalist as it comes, the estate is 100% organic (the first to be certified in Montalcino) and biodynamic winemaking practices are the guiding principles.
Arguably the most celebrated of all Italian regions for its sun, delicious food and rich wines. Chianti lies at the heart of this centrally located, picturesque and expansive area. Tuscany is also home to Chianti's more powerful cousin, Brunello di Montalcino, illustrious Super Tuscanblends and spicy, exuberant whites.