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Val Di Suga - Vigna Del Lago Brunello Di Montalcino 2013


Price: $112.99

Producer Val Di Suga
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Subregion Montalcino
Varietal Sangiovese
Vintage 2013
Sku 210000012534
Size 750ml

Light garnet with very bright orange-ruby highlights. An elegant, subtle, soft wine with great volume but unmistakable lightness. The tannins are velvety. On the nose, notes of fresh cherries, violets and candied fruit are dominant.

Wine Enthusiast: 91 Points

"Aromas of fragrant blue flower, mature plum, leather and tobacco emerge from the glass. The full-bodied palate offers crushed black raspberry, ripe Marasca cherry, orange zest and baking spice set against a tannic backbone. You'll also feel the warmth of alcohol on the midpalate, but the fruit richness supports it. Drink 2021–2030."

Wine Spectator: 90 Points

"Macerated cherry, plum, licorice, tar and tobacco flavors are the highlights. Taut and linear in profile, with a dense finish. Stays vibrant, revealing echoes of tar and tobacco. Best from 2022 through 2038."

Vintage, Vinification & Technical Information

Vintage Report: Summer weather conditions during the first ten days of September, with constant sunshine and temperatures even above average, especially in daytime. During the day, temperatures reached 30°C (86°F) and above. Rather cool temperatures at night around 18°C (64°F). Ripening progressed well, registering a weekly increase of 1-1.5 alcoholic degrees. The second ten days were like the first, although temperatures were slightly lower; grape ripening progressed well.

Harvest Date(s): End of October

Fermentation: Fermentation is traditional, like it used to be done in Montalcino (with temperatures reaching 30°C for several days, towards the end). 100% Malolactic fermentation.

Aging: 36 months in Slavonian oak, followed by 24 months in bottle

Grape(s): 100% Sangiovese

Alcohol: 14.5%

Winery Profile

About the Winery: Val di Suga is one of Tenimenti Angelini’s family-owned triad of estates in Tuscany. Located near the ancient hill-town of Montalcino, Val di Suga is the only winery in the region with three vineyards in each of the microclimates surrounding the hill. The property encompasses 250 acres, of which 140 are planted in high-density vineyards (7,600 vines/hectare). Each vineyard has its own unique exposure and soil composition, combining to make a wonderfully balanced and complex Rosso di Montalcino.

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