Salvioni Brunello di Montalcino 2015

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Tasting Notes

Salvioni’s tiny 4 hectare organic vineyard is located high up in the hills south of Montalcino (in the original Montalcino zone before expansion to lesser areas) and is planted to 5 different clones of Sangiovese. The yields are very low and the fruit is hand-picked and delivered to Giulio’s tiny Montalcino cellar where the wine undergoes long maceration and ageing in traditional Slavonian botte. There are no tricks with the winemaking and the result is a classic style of Brunello with the emphasis on structure, finesse and freshness. Like Soldera, Salvioni is an absolute perfectionist in the vineyards and winery, and has only the highest standards for the wines produced under his label.

"An earthy display of mineral-encased red fruits and wild herbs lifts from the glass, as the bouquet of the 2015 Salvioni Brunello di Montalcino evolves into a dark mix of ripe black cherry and dusty spices with overarching floral notes. On the palate, soft, enveloping ripe red fruits open up in an unexpectedly approachable and alluring display, with hints of sweet spice and inner florals. With more time, the flavours turn more to the savory spectrum, adding hints of dried herbs, with cascading minerals, all pushed forward by brisk acidity. The finish is long, as its staining red fruits are offset by zesty spices and acids, revealing just a hint of fine tannin beneath it all. This is an especially forward and easy-to-like expression of Salvioni, which I’m tempted to start drinking early, yet there’s enough primary fruit and acids to carry it over the medium term in the cellar." - 96 points, Eric Guido, Vinous Media, April 2020.

"Delightfully pure, primary aromas of raspberry, violet, licorice, flint and minerals. At once super concentrated, sappy and dense with a steely profile to the outstandingly intense raspberry, blackberry and violet flavors. Polished tannins and a firm mineral spine on the long finish." - 96 points, Ian d'Agata, Vinous Media, April 2020.

"Earthy aromas of truffle, underbrush, rose and new leather shape the nose along with scents of dark-skinned berry and eucalyptus. Full bodied and youthfully tense, the savory palate delivers crushed black cherry, crushed raspberry, licorice and tobacco set against tightly knit, refined tannins and fresh acidity. Drink 2023–2035." - 97 points, Kerin O’Keefe, Wine Enthusiast.

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