Flavio Fanti La Palazzetta 2016 Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Tuscany Italy ORGANIC

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92 Points James Suckling - A mix of deep-set aromas of dried cherries and fresh plums with hints of earth, dried herbs and a touch of balsamic. Full-to-medium body with fine-grained tannins and a flash of fresh plum in the aftertaste. Yet, the savory impression dominates for now. Vegan-friendly. Try after 2021.

La Palazzetta is an Italian wine producer located in the village of Castelnuovo dell'Abate on the southeastern edge of Montalcino. The estate almost exclusively focuses on Brunello di Montalcino wines produced with Tuscany's most ubiquitous grape variety – Sangiovese. It is managed by Flavio Fanti.

The estate covers 18 hectares (44 acres) of vineyard, which are cultivated organically. The soils here are composed primarily of galestro, and are planted to Sangiovese with a small amount of Colorino for the estate's Sant'Antimo wine.

Grapes: 100% Sangiovese

Age of vineyards: Between 35-40 years older.

Vinification:  After a careful selection and harvesting of the grapes, start the alcoholic fermentation at a controlled temperature and maceration of about 20 days with indigenous yeasts, followed by malolactic fermentation.

Aging: 3,5 years in French oak cask

Bottle-aging 6 months

Color: Intense garnet red color

Bouquet Intense and powerful, rich in aromas, with fruity notes, blackberry and blueberry combined with hints of chocolate

Taste Soft tannins, good acidity, harmonious and elegant

Pair with Red meat, game and cheese

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