The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna del Lago is a very linear and tight red wine with a great sense of focus and direct intensity. The wine is not labeled Riserva, but it is aged for one additional year compared to a Brunello annata. Bright berry and dried fruit aromas are followed by very etched mineral notes with dusty graphite and dried spice. I tasted this wine after the bottle had been opened for a day and those distinctive aromas of crushed granite appeared even more evident. This is a lovely wine that underlines the austere and powerful side of this classic vintage.
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Val di Suga
Brunello Vigna Del Lago DOCG
Grape Varieties100% Sangiovese Grosso.
DescriptionLocated in the prestigious wine production area of Montalcino in Tuscany, Val di Suga has the unique advantage of being the only producer with vineyards in all three of Montalcinos viticultural regions - each with its own individual terroir. Val di Suga employs the Burgundy method, crafting wines that follow appellation regulations but with an additional focus on individual territories; the result is high quality Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino renowned for its aging potential but also approachable when young. Montalcino is a small Tuscan town about 25 miles from Siena; its hills took shape during different geological eras accounting for their highly differing soil characteristics. Montalcino enjoys a typical dry Mediterranean climate with a 5 influence due to its location between the sea and the Central Apennines.Val di Sugas estate is located on 300 acres of which 1,25 are under vine. Poggio al Granchio, located in the southeast, Vigna Spuntali, located in the southwest and Vigna del Lago, located in the north represent its three diverse production areas.
ColorLight garnet with ruby/orange reflections.
NoseNotes of cherry, violets and candied fruit.
PalateFull-bodied yet elegant and soft with velvety tannins, it is an authentic example of Brunello.
AnalysisAlcohol: 14.7 %pH: 3.55RS: 0.5TA: 5.5 g/l
Serving SuggestionsPerfect pairing for soups, foul and young cheeses.