The Salicutti 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Piaggione SV represents a tremendous winemaking effort that pits the extreme purity of Sangiovese against a very special single vineyard located on the upper rim of the small Salicutti property. This wine has only been produced four times. It was made in 2004, 2008, 2011 and 2013. This vintage consists of only 2,339 bottles made. This is a mid-weight Brunello in terms of overall texture, but you should not underestimate the power or the length of this beautiful creation. That balance between elegance and power is precisely where this wine shows its pedigree. Dark fruit nuances are folded into spice, tobacco and tangy balsam herb. 97/100 RP
Producer Information: Podere Salicutti
It's been in the works for a few years now, but the ownership switch at Salicutti is now complete. Previous proprietor and founder Francesco Leanza has left his beautiful farmhouse in
Montalcino and has now taken up residence in the nearby city of Siena. The new German owners, Felix and Sabine Eichbauer, have taken over and their names are now listed on the back labels of the bottles. In terms of winemaking, nothing has changed. His style represents purity and a noninterventionist's approach. His simple, hands-off winemaking always works best in the great
vintages, and the 2015 and 2016 are absolutely terrific creations. In fact, the new releases are some of the best wines we have ever tasted from Salicutti, one of our favourite estates in the appellation. A new gravity flow winery was built and completed in June 2019 and, as no 2014 Brunello di Montalcino was produced, the 2015 vintage was the first Brunello to be released on
to the market since their stellar 2013.