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Monday, 3 September 2012

Wine of the month: Campogiovanni Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2006

This wine has been voted as nr 4 best wine in the world by Wine Spectator and absolutely amazing when it comes to quality, scent, taste and food combination.

Licorice, sweet spices, toast, smoke and sanguine aromas and flavors envelop a kernel of raspberry in this intense, extroverted red, which is complex, focused and structured, with an expansive finish. There's fine potential, but needs time.

The 50-acre Campogiovanni estate in Montalcino was acquired in the early 1980s by Chianti producer Agricola San Felice. About 30 acres of vines, the oldest of them planted in the mid-1960s, are used for its Brunello. Winemaker Leonardo Bellaccini replanted other parcels in 1982, 1988 and 1997, using both selection and clones. This red, aged three years in large, Slavonian oak barrels and one year in bottle, benefited from the excellent 2006 vintage.

Nr Systembolaget: 73516
Cost in Sweden: 299 SEK
Cost in China: Unknown
Cost in US: 50 USD

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