Vigna Paganelli is considered one of the best wines produced in Italy in 2010.
A denser and more powerful version of Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2010 (you can also see it in our wine list). Concentrated, rich Brunello packed with ripe fruit flavours, cherry, plum, followed by earth, herbs and tobacco to the end.
This riserva wine is made only in the best years from the oldest vines and only 3.330 cases have been made in 2010. A classic Brunello from a perfect vintage which will age for decades, should not be missed.
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Brunello di Montalcino, located in Tuscany, is one of Italy's most famous and prestigious wines.
The first recordings of red wines from Montalcino date back to the early 14th century and gained a reputation as one of Italy’s finest by the end of World War II.
Traditional Brunello di Montalcino winemaking methods involve aging the wine for a long time in large oak vats, which results in particularly complex wines, although some consider this style too tannic and dry. Modernists set the ball rolling for a 'fruitier' style in the 1980s when they began to shorten the barrel-maturation time and use smaller barriques (225 litres French oak barrels).
In keeping with the regulations of Brunello's DOCG classification, the vineyards must be planted on hills with good exposures at altitudes not surpassing 600m above sea level. This limit is intended to ensure the grapes reach optimal ripeness and flavour before being harvested despite the climate in Montalcino is one of the warmest and driest in Tuscany.
Brunello must be made from 100% Sangiovese and aged for at least four years (five for riserva wines). Two of these years must be spent in oak, and the wine must be bottled at least four months prior to commercial release. The elegant, age-worthy wine which results from these strict laws is known for its brilliant garnet hue and its bouquet of berries with underlying vanilla and spice. A hint of earthiness brings balance to the finest examples.