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
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Press & Reviews
Aromas of violet, leather and forest floor take shape in the glass. The youthfully austere palate offers red cherry, orange zest and star anise alongside polished tannins and fresh acidity. Drink 2023–2032.
The 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna Soccorso Riserva perfectly marries the ripeness of the year to the dark and rich stylings of the estate. Notes of spice-cherries, sage, dried orange and mocha form an exotic and deeply alluring display. It’s soft, silky and pliant, boasting ripe dark red fruits supported by juicy acids, which give way to inner florals and hints of tobacco. Subtle tannins come forward on the finish, providing grip yet not overwhelming the expression, leaving a hint of licorice to linger. The 2015 is structured and balanced enough to cellar for a decade or more, but is also worth checking in on today.
The éminence grise of Montalcino with many vintages under his belt, Enzo Tiezzi, now over 70 years old, quietly stuck to traditional winemaking methods while tending his old bush-vine trained wines right underneath the town's medieval walls at 500m asl. Archaic in style and highly original, it shows a deep nose of tobacco leaf, cherry and damson. The mouthfilling ripe fruit is perfectly offset by tangy acidity and velvety tannins.