From the Vine

SPOTLIGHT 2015 Canalicchio di Sopra Rosso di Montalcino (Tuscany, Italy) *5R*

What a great opportunity to try a rare 5-star vintage! This wine is a great effort from the Italian producer Canalicchio di Sopra, and is drinking beautifully right now. Bright red fruits are intertwined with anise, wildflowers, and moist potting soil, fading into a backdrop of darker spice and herbs. The warm sun from the vintage is carried through on the palate with an explosive juiciness from the ripe fruit, but the taut acidity and gritty tannins that you find on the finish are indicative of the cooler nights in 2015.

Canalicchio di Sopra has owned 60 hectares of land on the Northeastern hillside of Montalcino in Tuscany since 1968. This particular bottling first made its debut in 1975, and has been one of their signature offerings ever since. Vinified from entirely estate-owned fruit, these Sangiovese grapes undergo a two-week fermentation process in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats. After this they are transferred into oak to spend a year aging.

This bottle has certainly found a harmonious balance, and is an incredible value for the price! It is truly a beauty to behold when you find a wine that exemplifies grape, terroir, and vintage seamlessly. This Rosso di Montalcino is just that – make sure to enjoy it while you can!The best news of all – we’ve fine-tuned our e-commerce site and can now offer the double discount online! Single bottles are 15% off and can be ordered through the site, as can the 6-bottle 25% discount.

Regular Price: $38
15% off per bottle: $32.30
25% off Six Bottles: $171 ($57 savings at $28.50/bottle) 

To order, email