2014 Rosso di Montalcino Canalicchio di Sopra

When we visited Brunello in early 2016, we returned with a shortlist of show-stopping wines, and this 2014 Rosso di Montalcino from the incredible Canalicchio di Sopra right at the top.


While 2010 is a reference point vintage, this 2014 Rosso actually outscores its 2010 counterpart according to Galloni. The reason is quite simple - the selection process at the estate is draconian and winemaker Francesco Ripaciolli decided to declassify all but four barrels initially destined to become Brunello, to the Rosso. That is not to say the fruit was poor, far from it; it just didn't match the impeccable standards of this masterful estate.


Monica Larner, the Wine Advocate’s Italian expert, comments “Canalicchio di Sopra is today among the most articulate narrators of the Sangiovese story.” and she is not alone in her praise. Antonio Galloni says of the estate “readers who have not tasted these wines owe it to themselves to do so. Canalicchio di Sopra is without question one of the most exciting estates in Montalcino today.”


At less than half the price of Sopra’s Brunello, this is a standout buy. We really cannot recommend it highly enough. 

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