2011 Baccinetti "La Saporoia" Brunello di Montalcino (Previously $40) SKU #1285221


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The Baccinetti family has worked their family farm south of Montalcino since 1935, but 2004 was their first vintage of estate-grown wine. Planted with 100% Sangiovese, the vineyard contributes to the Rosso, a K&L staff and customer favorite nicknamed "Catzilla," as well as its big brother, the Brunello.

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  • Joe Manekin
    By: Joe Manekin
    K&L Staff Member
    Wow, $25?! For a Brunello with as much classical style, leathery, dusty tangy cherry fruit, and wonderful poise, I would certainly grab a few bottles, if not a few cases, to enjoy near term as well as mid-term in your cellar. Given the combination of vintage (having to follow the much hyped 2010 vintage) and our direct import, I cannot recall a Brunello offer as compelling as this one. Act quickly. $25 Brunello at any level - let alone something of this quality - is not long for this world!
  • Rachel Vogel
    By: Rachel Vogel
    K&L Staff Member
    The 2011 Saporoia is filled with classic Baccinetti character. The nose exudes bold spice and fresh herbs with just a hint of ripe cherries and plums. The palate begins with the ripe dark fruit and that herbaceous quality. Woody tannins from time in barrel and the young acidity extend to the savory, plum skin finish. Complex and dynamic- especially for the price!
  • John Downing
    By: John Downing
    K&L Staff Member
    Due to the warmth of 2011, this wine is ready-to-go now (although it has enough structure to carry on for a couple more years). It's immediately inviting with loads of savory and spiced red fruit and just the right amount of acidity and ripe grippy tannins. After the first sip, I couldn't put it down! This is a terrific Brunello buy at $40 for those looking for one to open and enjoy. Classic.
  • Mike Parres
    By: Mike Parres
    K&L Staff Member
    This Brunelli has the same cat ( Sidney) on the label and coming from the user friendly vintage of 2011 this puppy is good to go or I should say drink. This is full-bodied wine with silky and soft caressing tannins and intense fruit (black cherries and plum) with hint of mineral flavors and was very well-crafted. I would give this a couple hours of decanting and serve with a something hot off the grill.
  • Greg St. Clair
    By: Greg St. Clair
    K&L Staff Member
    Baccinetti is a tiny producer on Montlacino’s south face, their winery located kitty corner between Sesta di Sopra and Tenuta di Sesta. Giovanni and Mieke's wines come from their vineyard a mile or so west and next to one of Montalcino’s “famous names” Lisini. Their wines are pure, unadulterated and natural, the initial textural smoothness belies its complexity, and the nose is racy, deep red fruit, gamey, filled with sauvage overtones full of rich strawberry fruit with layers of spice. Earth and leathery components back up the fruit and spice elements and finish the richly textured body with a subtle grip. The 2011 vintage is ripe, full and lush, that makes it easier to drink now. Try it with your favorite meat off the grill or an American style lasagna!
    Drink from 2017 to 2022


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