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Abbadia Ardenga Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2017

Traditional taste of Tuscany
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Primary Notes: Cherry, Prune Liquorice, Violet

Secondary Notes: Vanilla

Tertiary Notes: Scorched earth, leather

Body: Full

Dryness: Very Dry

Acidity: Medium +

Tannin: Medium

Alcohol (%): 15%

Origin: Tuscany, Italy

Maker: https://boundbywine.com/blogs/vineyard-spotlight/abbadia-ardenga?_pos=1&_psq=abbad&_ss=e&_v=1.0

Grape: Sangiovese

Fermentation: Heavy Wood

Awards: > 85 Pts

Decanting: 2 hours

Serving Temperature: Best enjoyed at 16-18 Degrees

Asian Food Pairing: Wagyu beef steak, lechon, stir fry beef with onions

Western Food Pairing: Rack of lamb, game stew, ripe Pecorino cheese

Description

Abbadia Ardenga Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2017 

Abbadia Ardenga Brunello di Montalcino DOCG has a very traditional Tuscany taste. Ruby red colour that verges on garnet. Opens with ample aromas of wild berries, violets and leather. Rich cherry and marinated prune flavours meet layers of liquorice, scorched earth and vanilla. The full-bodied palate is at once approachable and intense, harmoniously balancing complex flavours and velvety tannins. 

100% Sangiovese Grosso. The fruit comes from South-west facing vineyards on the Abbadia Ardenga estate, which is situated on the Sienese slope of the Montalcino hill.

Handpicking of the grapes in early October. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks for 18 days. The wine ages for 36 months in 36 months in Slavonian oak barrels, 12 months in stainless steel tanks and finally 12 months in the bottle.


 

AWARDS & ACCOLADES


- 90 POINTS

Scorched earth, leather, underbrush and camphor aromas form the nose. On the robust, already approachable palate, enveloping, close-grained tannins accompany fruitcake, licorice and marinated prune. You'll also notice the warmth of alcohol on the close, but the fruit keeps it in check. Drink through 2027.

- 88 POINTS
 Smoked in the main profile it alternates notes of delicate flowers, warm rubber and resin. Medium body, soft tannins with little extraction and a simple finish that lacks a bit of pulp and tension. Drink now.