2016 - Brunello di Montalcino Sorgente Salicutti
Colour
Red
Producer
Salicutti
Region
Montalcino
Grape
Sangiovese
Drinking
2023 - 2035
Case size
6x75cl
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2016 BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO SORGENTE SALICUTTI - 6x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Salicutti
Region
Montalcino
Grape
Sangiovese
Drinking
2023 - 2035
Case size
6x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £358.07 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, February 2021

    The more delicate nature of the Sorgente absolutely corresponds with the characteristics of the 2016 vintage. This is a beauty, hints of Morello cherry and loganberry this is full of luscious dark fruits. A wine so very much on harmony and finesse, the fruit has a noticeable purity and gives a warming sensation in the palate with its refined silky tannins. A very ethereal Brunello which is showing all its charm in youth but has all the necessary balance to allow for a long life ahead. Quite lovely.

  • WA

    Wine Advocate, November 2020,
    Score: 92

    Sorgente is enjoying its post-graduation phase that took it from Rosso status to Brunello under the estate's new owners Felix and Sabine Eichbauer. It remains the lowest-priced Brunello of the three and is the wine with the most open and accessible fruit. The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Sorgente (with a mere 2,456 bottles made) is dark and fruit-driven, but it also shows a high degree of oak that is very apparent, especially during this early tasting. Boasting a new gravity winery, the grapes are fermented in steel and later aged in large botti. Sorgente is a two-hectare parcel located at a breezy 450 meters above sea level. Drink 2023-2035

  • VIN

    Vinous, November 2020,
    Score: 89

    The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Sorgente shows floral-laced sweet cherries with hints of sage, autumnal spices and cedar box. It’s soft in texture, almost fleshy at times, with balsamic-tinged strawberries and juicy acids which maintain energy throughout. A light coating of rounded tannins lingers, making for a slightly chewy finale with echoes of licorice, brown butter and rosy inner florals. The Sorgente comes across as much richer and more wood-influenced in 2016. Drink 2022-2030

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Producer

Salicutti

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.

Region

Montalcino

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.