Le Sommelier presents the 2013 Canalicchio di Sopra Brunello at LCBO Classics…

In 1962, Primo Pacenti founded Azienda Agricola Canalicchio di Sopra, in Toscana’s stunning Siena countryside. Situated in the Northeast side of the Montalcino hill, the farm extends for nearly 60 hectares, 20 hectares of which are cultivated with vines and 2 hectares with olive groves.

From the very beginning, Primo believed in the land, and its suitability for high quality, elegant, and age worthy wines. The first bottle of Canalicchio di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino was produced in 1966, and in 1967, Canalicchio di Sopra was one of the twelve founders of the Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino.

Today, three generations live and work on the estate, inherently connected to the lands, and united by Primo’s aim: to produce the highest quality Montalcino possible. Primo’s son-in-law, Pier Luigi Ripaccioli, began working alongside his father in 1987, and Primo’s grandchildren, Simonetta, Marco and Francesco, joined the management team in 2001. Each generation has brought fresh, new inspiration to the family, while always respecting the region’s proud history.

You can order this wine by the bottle on the LCBO website, or you can order it by the case directly by emailing us at Vinfo@LeSommelier.com.

Canalicchio di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2013

“Plump and bursting with cherry, strawberry and mineral aromas and flavors, this racy red evokes harmony and freshness, with hints of spice, chocolate and tobacco as it plays out gracefully on the long aftertaste. There’s structure here, with all the components integrated. Best from 2020 through 2035.” – 97/100 points, Bruce Sanderson, WineSpectator.com, June 2018

*Ranked #15 in the 2018 Wine Spectator Top 100.

Appellation : Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Region: Toscana, Italy
Grape(s) : Sangiovese
Price : $102.00 for 750mL
LCBO : 630863

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Bernard Stramwasser

Le Sommelier

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