With that ethos in mind, I present:
Canalicchio Di Sopra 2010 Brunello
Among the top producers in Montalcino, Canalicchio Di Sopra did not disappoint in 2010. The 2010 Brunello is full bodied with well-integrated medium+ tannin and crisp acidity. The result is a complex, well-balanced wine that while youthful, is also polished, ripe, and elegant. It has excellent varietal character and depth. The intense red fruit aromas, especially red and black cherry, evolve in the glass with perfume-floral quality, along with touches of spice, leather and sandalwood.
Not for sipping alone, this is a wine made to drink with food (and to share with lucky friends). It was a perfect compliment to whole grain rigatoni with pork ragu and fresh ricotta.
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