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Goedhuis, February 2021
Dark elderberry colour. Hugely aromatic with dark spiced fruits and a touch of kirsch, eucalyptus and freshly picked mint. This has a full and intense structure, with noticeable breadth coating the palate. The characteristic intense precision of fruit gives harmony to the wine and the tight cherry stone feel is a reflection of the fineness of tannic quality. This is a wine of true depth and the flavours evolve even further on the finish, highlighting the overall quality of this excellent wine.
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.
Located southwest of Chianti, Montalcino came into its own in the late 1880s when local producer,Biondi-Santi, discovered a Sangiovese clone in his vineyard that was darker in colour than the rest. Its colour, however, was not its only attribute. It produced a wine with notable body, structure and length. He named it ‘brunello' meaning little dark one. This grape's genetic properties along with Montalcino's relatively temperate climate combine to create a wine stylistically different to that of more northerly Chianti. They are usually released approximately 5 years after the vintage following 2 to 4 years ageing in wood. The denomination of Riserva indicates a wine usually produced with more concentrated grapes than the traditional cuvéeand requires a minimum of one additional year of ageing.Today, Montalcino has become one of the most sought after appellations in the Tuscan region.