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Brunello di Montalcino 'Vigna Soccorso', Enzo Tiezzi

Brunello di Montalcino 'Vigna Soccorso', Enzo Tiezzi
  • Entirely from the storied Soccorso vineyard next to eponymous medieval church La Madonna del Soccorso
  • Enzo Tiezzi, eminence gris of Montalcino completely restored and renovated this vineyard starting in 1999
  • Know to be the location of production for the very first wines from Montalcino labeled Brunello
  • The label is a throwback to the original wines produced from this parcel in the 1800s which won awards in Marseilles and Bordeaux at the turn of the 20th century
  • 530 meters above sea level, among the highest vineyards in the appellation
  • Sandstone, Volcanic soils with silt, sand and clay
  • The vines are “alberello” or bush-trained
  •  Spontaneous fermentation and maceration on the skins without temperature control for four weeks in upright, open-top oak fermenters
  • The wine is aged just under four years in the traditional Slavonian-oak casks form 10-40 hectoliters
  • First release 2003 vintage
  • 625 cases produced on average each year

 

Producer:
Vintage:
2016
Country:
Italy
Region:
Tuscany
Appellation:
Brunello di Montalcino
Variety:
Sangiovese
Color:
Red

Press & Reviews

Wine Enthusiast

Score:
90
Date:
2021-05-01
Review:
Leather, leafy underbrush and violet aromas merge from the glass. The racy palate offers sour cherry, clove and orange zest alongside dusty tannins and firm acidity. Drink 2023–2030.

Vinous Media

Score:
93
Date:
2020-11-24
Review:
The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna Soccorso from Tiezzi boasts an extroverted display of ripe blackberry complemented by notes of dried orange, minty herbs, tobacco and finally hints of mocha. It’s texturally deep and layered, ushering in wave after wave of ripe black cherries and plums contrasted by zesty acids and hints of sour citrus. Its tannins steadily build throughout the experience, sneaking up on you while drying out the 2016’s fruits and creating a clenching feel on the palate under an air of violet florals and hints of tobacco. It’s a dark, large-scaled and beastly expression of Brunello, but it is sure to have its fans.