OENOFOROS Product Details 0505 Oenoforos Val Di Suga Vigna del Lago Brunello Di Montalcino 2018
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Country: Italy, Tuscany, Brunello Di Montalcino
Grape Varieties: 100% Sangiovese
The Wine Advocate 93 Points
jamessuckling.com 94 
"This shows focus and balance, compared to some of the other Brunellos here in this year. Full body, creamy and ripe tannins with roundness and beauty Lovely already Drink or hold"
Decanter 92
Jancis Robinson 17.5/20
"Single vineyard. Tasted blind. Lustrous ruby Minerally, dark fruit that is still a little closed. A great definition of sour and dark cherry on the palate. Great balance between concentrated fruit, lively acidity and polished, long tannins. Drink 2022 2032"

About the Grape: Sangiovese Grosso from the “Vigna del Lago”, near the winery, at 270 m above sea level, on the northern slope of Montalcino. The grape selection during the harvest is extremely strict in order to obtain grapes that have reached full polyphenolic ripening.

Winemaking and Ageing: Fermentation is traditional like it used to be done in Montalcino (with temperatures reaching 30°C for several days, towards the end). Once fermentation has been completed the pomace is left to macerate on the wine for a period of 15-30 days in order to obtain a natural softening and lightness of the tannins. The wine ages only in 50-hl oval Slavonian oak barrels for 24 months. 6 months in concrete tanks and 18 months in the bottle.

Tasting Notes: Light garnet with very bright orange-ruby highlights. It is a Brunello of old. An elegant, subtle, soft wine with great volume but unmistakable lightness. The tannins are velvety. On the nose, notes of fresh cherries, violets and candied fruit are dominant.

The history of Val di Suga began in 1969 when a company owned by Aldo Moro bought farmland to the north of Montalcino and built a production and sales unit. That land, used for producing fodder at the time, was gradually converted to vineyards and underwent several changes in ownership. In 1982 Val di Suga started to produce wine and created a winemaking cellar. The first vintage to be sold was the “Val di Suga Brunello Riserva 1977”.

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The Grape
A black grape widely grown in Central Italy and the main component of Chianti and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano as well as being the sole permitted grape for the famed Brunello di Montalcino.

It is a high yielding, late ripening grape that performs best on well-drained calcareous soils on south-facing hillsides. For years it was blighted by poor clonal selection and massive overcropping - however since the 1980s the quality of Sangiovese-based wines has rocketed upwards and they are now some of the most sought after in the world.
It produces wines with pronounced tannins and acidity, though not always with great depth of colour, and its character can vary from farmyard/leather nuances through to essence of red cherries and plums. In the 1960s the advent of Super Tuscans saw bottlings of 100% Sangiovese wines, as well as the introduction of Sangiovese/Cabernet Sauvignon blends, the most famous being Tignanello.