2012 Abbadia Ardenga "Piaggia" Brunello di Montalcino SKU #1311160


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  • John Downing
    By: John Downing
    K&L Staff Member
    Ardenga may not be well known here in the States but they produce terrific Brunello. Their 2012 captures the best characteristics of the vintage; lush fruit combined with excellent freshness and structure. Ardenga boasts irresistible, concentrated cherry and plum fruit that packs a mid-palate punch and a lengthy finish. Pleasant grippy tannins add another dimension to the overall appeal of this wonderful red from the hills of Montalcino.
  • Greg St. Clair
    By: Greg St. Clair
    K&L Staff Member
    The nose of this wine is savory, dried wild cherries, salty plums and hints of leather. On the palate the wine expands, it has a lush, supple feel that caresses the fine grain tannin as it rolls across your tongue. The flavors are true to the nose, showing the savory ripeness, oyster shell, and the word the Italians use macchia, what they call the flavor of the wild scrub; it shows up frequently in Brunello. The wine is supple, broad and mouth-filling in a gentle way; it shows great length and acidic structure while the tannic structure is exceptionally well integrated, while the dried cherries and dried flowers show up in the final moment of the finish. Abbadia Ardenga may not be the Brunello producer on the tip of your tongue yet, but as their wines slowly become available in the US you’ll be glad they have finally arrived.
    Drink from 2017 to 2027


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