From: Tuscany, Italy
Taste: The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino is a revelation. James Suckling awards it 98 points, celebrating its juicy allure of berries, dried mushroom, and enchanting floral notes. The Wine Advocate and Vinous have bestowed upon it 94 and 93 points, respectively, echoing its rich structure, ample volume, and an enduring taste that lingers in memory.
Critical Acclaim: "Valdicava's 2013 Brunello di Montalcino is a beautifully saturated expression that opens to a dark garnet appearance and a soothing, velvety texture. The bouquet is packed tight with dark berry nuances, starting with ripe cherry and extending to black fruit tones of fresh prune and plum. The wine's strongest cards are its texture, structure and its power. This is a cool vintage that produced very fine and accessible wines. This expression, however, shows a very different personality with ample volume and long staying power." 94 points Wine Advocate
Pairing: Such a wine demands an equally charismatic companion. Foods rich in umami, like a princely Chianina rib steak or creamy risottos with liver and sausage ragout, will make for an unforgettable gastronomic experience. Dive into the world of game meats, exploring pairings like wild boar or venison with blueberry preserve or a turkey stuffed with prunes and truffle. Each sip will dance harmoniously with these rich, savory flavors, showcasing the wine's layered structure and impeccable balance.
Venison and Lentil Ragout
By Florence Fabricant
About. Founded in the picturesque valley of Montosoli in Montalcino, Tuscany, Valdicava is not just another wine estate. It's a chronicle of passion, dedication, and a love affair with the Sangiovese grape. From its inception, Valdicava has focused solely on Sangiovese, creating captivating expressions through their Rosso di Montalcino and the esteemed Brunello di Montalcino.
The legacy of Valdicava began with Martini Bramante in 1953 and saw its first bottling in 1968. Today, the work is continued by the meticulous Vincenzo Abbruzzese. With his roots firmly planted in the rich history of Valdicava, Vincenzo's journey from the vibrant world of engineering to winemaking is an inspiring tale of destiny and dedication. Under his vision, Valdicava has preserved its age-old traditions and incorporated innovative practices to elevate its wines to an unparalleled status.
Montalcino's northern territory, with its unique terroir, serves as the stage for this Sangiovese spectacle. With the balmy embrace of the Tirrean Sea, the protective shield of the Monte Amiata, and the gentle whispers of the surrounding forests, the Valdicava estate nurtures unparalleled grapes.
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