Val di Suga’s Single Vineyard Brunello Sites:
VIGNA DEL LAGO in the north side of Montalcino expresses the essence of the lighter and more feminine style of Brunello di Montalcino from continental weather and predominantly clay soils.
POGGIO AL GRANCHIO is in the South East side of Montalcino and expresses the nature of galestro shales soils. Due to the soil the wine shows lower pH and higher acidity with high level of thick and firm tannins. It is the muscular expression of Brunello di Montalcino with the most age worthy character. On the nose it shows a combination of red and black fruits complexed by lifted leafy note and gamy character. The palate is bloody and full of energy.
VIGNA SPUNTALI is one of the oldest Brunello vineyard sites made with the concept of the single vineyard. Spuntali expresses the nature of the sandy soils and Mediterranean climate. Here Sangiovese ripens very well and reaches outstanding levels of generosity. On the nose it shows combination of candied orange note with spices and Mediterranean herbs (thyme mint rosemary). The palate shows supple fruit wrapped tannins with creamy long savory texture.
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95 Points, Vinous
Dusty rose, cocoa and sweet herbs offset by dried citrus and a hint of shaved cedar lift up from the darkly alluring 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Poggio al Granchio. There are depths of velvety texture here, offset by tart woodland berries, salty minerals and zesty acids, and grippy tannins that come forward toward the close. Youthfully structured and cheek-puckering, the 2013 is still in need of a number of years to come fully into focus, but it is also packed full of tension and character. I’ll be very happy to taste this again in another five years
94 Points, Vinous
The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna Spuntali captivates with its dark florals and earthy bouquet. Here I’m finding freshly tilled soil and sous-bois giving way to musky black cherry and Indian spices. It’s a wine of power and elegance, casting velvety textures across the palate along with mineral-and-citrus-tinged red and black fruits. There’s a lot of pleasure to be found here already, even as this tapers off lightly structured and with a buzz of residual tension. Another two to three years should put the 2013 Vigna Spuntali in a very special place.
93+ Points, Parker’s Wine Advocate
The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna del Lago (with only 5,000 bottles made) sees fruit sourced from a vineyard site located in the northern part of the appellation. Unlike the Poggio al Granchio expression that is aged in new 300-liter French barrique, this wine is instead aged in large 30- and 50-hectoliter Slavonian oak casks. In theory, this wine sees less oak-exposed surface area and follows a classic or traditional approach to Tuscan winemaking. Stylistically speaking, this Brunello is sharper and glossier with fragrant tones of wild berry and rose hip. The acidity is more pronounced, giving this wine beautifully contoured edges.