2013 Salicutti Piaggione Brunello di Montalcino


This is an incredible wine with precision and focus. On the nose it has hints of strawberry compote, black cherry, and tobacco. On the palate the wine develops even more with a little orange zest, cassis, and a long smokey finish. This wine continues to develop for hours on end. Drink now through 2036.

    Pairs with
  • WS 94
  • WE 96
  • 2SPBdM

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Sangiovese is Italy’s most planted grape varietal and can taste quite different throughout, depending on the region it is grown in. It is the key grape variety of Tuscany’s distinguished Chianti and Montalcino regions. Sangiovese is generally higher in acidity with hints of local earth and herbs including roasted tomato, balsamic and oregano making this wine a great match for you guessed it: tomato sauce. It is sure to stand up beautifully with your home-cooked Italian meal.  AKA “Prugnolo Gentile” in the Montepulciano region within Italy.

Tuscany, Italy

Tuscany, within Central Italy, lies on the western side of the country. Tuscany is famous for its rolling hills, the popular region of Chianti and the black grape variety, Sangiovese. Sangiovese wines here usually produce high levels of acidity and tannin with aromas of red cherry, plum, and died herbs. Sangiovese does so well throughout Tuscany as it needs a warm climate to ripen fully. Designated regions to keep an eye out for are Chianti DOCG, Chianti Classico DOCG, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG. Additionally, Bolgheri DOC, for bold reds from the coast of Central Italy.

Salicutti was founded by Francesco Leanza, recently retired, who sold the winery to Felix and Sabine Eichbauer – longtime customers of his who own a Michelin – starred restaurant in Munich. Podere Salicutti was the first certified organic winery in the Montalcino appellation and the winery is currently in conversion to biodynamic farming. They produce small production Brunello sourced from just the vineyards surrounding the estate (uncommon in an appellation where producers tend to have vineyards scattered throughout the appellation). These are some of the most elegant, traditionally made wines in the appellation.

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