2003 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Madonna del Piano
Sangiovese Grosso - 750ML
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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2009
The 2003 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Madonna del Piano is a super-ripe, opulent wine that resembles the 1997 in its generous, full-bodied personality. The tannins are surprisingly well-balanced within the context of... The 2003 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Madonna del Piano is a super-ripe, opulent wine that resembles the 1997 in its generous, full-bodied personality. The tannins are surprisingly well-balanced within the context of this challenging vintage. The 2003 should drink well relatively early for this Riserva. All things considered, this is a superb effort. Production was down sharply in 2003. The estate bottled just 13,000 bottles of this wine compared to the typical 23,000 bottles. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2023. - Antonio Galloni
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JJ Buckley, October 2016
A dark crimson color protrudes form the core almost to the rim. Despite over a decade of age, this opens with an opulent bouquet of ripe cherries, cola, mocha, leather and a floral touch – a display of the warmth of the... A dark crimson color protrudes form the core almost to the rim. Despite over a decade of age, this opens with an opulent bouquet of ripe cherries, cola, mocha, leather and a floral touch – a display of the warmth of the vintage but also the strength of Valdicava wines to excel under all conditions and hold strong for many years. The predominant cherry notes follow through to the palate, with a welcome addition of saddle leather, dust, tobacco and earthy tones. The fully integrated tannins earmark the wines maturity, but the wine still has plenty in reserve. Refined and extremely well crafted, this fantastic wine is a pleasure to contemplate in its current state, and will be a joy to follow in the years ahead. Drink now – 2025.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese Grosso
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Brunello di Montalcino
Vintage 2003

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Riserva Madonna del Piano, hails from one of the first and best single-vineyard sites in Montalcino, with production dating back to 1977. Made only in the best vintages and from the oldest vines on the property, in 1994 Valdicava was granted the right to list the Madonna del Piano vineyard designation on the label. The 19.5 hectare single vineyard is divided into four parts: old vines, Pievecchina, Pratea and Sferracavallo. Owner Vincenzo Abbruzzese harvests the vines from each part of the vineyard at different times and makes the wines separately before blending them together. The wine is then aged about two years in large old casks and another two years in bottle.

Winery

Valdicava

One of the oldest estates producing Brunello di Montalcino, Valdicava is located in the Montosoli area, famous in Montalcino for wines with great balance of body and aroma. Vincenzo Abbruzzese, owner and winemaker, has been making wine at Valdicava for more than 30 years. He and his family have long-crafted Sangiovese masterpieces, and their Brunellos are considered a benchmark - among the finest in the region. Vincenzo is known to be one of the masters of Brunello due to his passion and intense dedication to the vineyard, and clinical attention to detail at each step of the wine-making process.

Nearly 67 of the 333 acres of the property are dedicated to vines, all strictly Sangiovese. Martini Bramante, Vincenzo Abbruzzese’s grandfather, bought the property in 1953 and began bottling “Brunello Valdicava” in 1968. Today, with the help of Valdicava’s agronomist, Andrea Paoletti, and oenologist Attillio Paglio, Vincenzo has succeeded in bringing his wines to the next level and in establishing a stellar reputation.