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Castelvecchio Il Brecciolino 2007

Castelvecchio Il Brecciolino 750ml 2007          
Sku: 1821021*

Tasting notes
Colour: Deep ruby red tending towards granite/burgundy with age. Bouquet: Intense nose, suggestion of cherry and plum, aroma of sweet spices, pepper, red rose, tobacco, vanilla and cocoa. Taste: Harmoniously blended, full-bodied, long and persistent, some tannin, with a pleasant level of acidity.

Rating
 Wine Spectator 91 points (Oct 31 2010)
Offers rich, decadent character, with flavors of dried dark fruits, toasty oak and spicy coffee. Full and slightly chewy. Needs some bottle age. Sangiovese, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Best after 2011. 665 cases made.-JS
 Vinous 91 points (Oct 2010)
The 2007 Brecciolino represents a departure from previous vintages. Beginning with 2007, Brecciolino is predominantly Merlot (60%), with 30% Sangiovese and 15% Petit Verdot, with much of that change directly tied to the estate’s new pure Sangiovese bottling. This sleek, harmonious red shows lovely spiciness in dark red fruit that flows effortlessly through to the round, opulent finish. The estate changed its barrels beginning in 2007, and the move to Francois Freres barriques seems to have had a positive impact on this bottling. If this is the direction the estate is headed, the future appears very bright.
 Wine Advocate 91 points (Oct 2010)
The 2007 Brecciolino represents a departure from previous vintages. Beginning with 2007, Brecciolino is predominantly Merlot (60%), with 30% Sangiovese and 15% Petit Verdot, with much of that change directly tied to the estate’s new pure Sangiovese bottling. This sleek, harmonious red shows lovely spiciness in dark red fruit that flows effortlessly through to the round, opulent finish. The estate changed its barrels beginning in 2007, and the move to Francois Freres barriques seems to have had a positive impact on this bottling. If this is the direction the estate is headed, the future appears very bright. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2022.

Wine maker notes
This wine is made from a particular blend.The producer aspires to find the perfect harmony among the 3 grapes,respecting the nuances of every vintage. Hand picked selection of the grapes and the result of an accurate vinification process. Ageing of 12 months in new French barriques (oak) and further refinement in bottle.

Food pairing
Serve this top Tuscan wine with strong red meats, roasts and game, flavoured pasta dishes, aged cheeses. Wine for long aging. Serving temperature 18-20.

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Regional Varietals:
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Regional Wineries:
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Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Sub-Region: Toscano
Grape Varietal: Merlot,Petit Verdot,Sangiovese
Type: Still wine
 
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