This is the third vintage that we have produced a single-vineyard wine from La Casaccia, which has been incredibly well-received and experiences increasing demand each year. This Brunello was born from a very ambitious, estate-wide mapping project we did several years ago that identified the fantastic potential of this site for the production of a single-vineyard bottling. The vineyard’s soil is more clay-based, allowing for a more intense, powerful example of Sangiovese.
As of now, the DOCG of Brunello di Montalcino does not recognize or signify “Grand Cru” sites. However, we are quite confident that our La Casaccia vineyard would certainly be in the discussion to be designated as such a level of quality. Only 309 cases of 750ml bottles were produced and 210 magnums.
Press Notes :
95+ points, Vinous Media – “The 2017 Brunello di Montalcino La Casaccia is aromatically stunning, blasting up mineral in style, with a dark floral and balsam lift, giving way to licorice, black cherry and hints of camphor. It gains further depth and volume the longer it sits in the glass. The textures are silken, fleshy and pliant at first, as contrasting tart red fruits and minty herbal tones come through, saturating the palate with primary concentration. This is even savory at times and displays smoother contours than past vintages, yet it’s supremely balanced and pure. Repeating minerality comes through in spades and this turns youthfully dry and perfumed, yet still juicy and classic in feel. La Casaccia is a huge success for the vintage.” - Eric Guido