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Franco Pacenti is located in the village of Canalicchio, just northwest of the historic town of Montalcino. The patriarch of the Pacenti family Rosildo established the winery in the 1970s; since the late 1980s it has been in the hands of his son Franco & his 3 children Lisa, Serena & Lorenzo. The estate is 36 hectares in total, with 10 hectares planted to Sangiovese Grosso. The vineyards, planted between 1980-2002, are divided into 6 parcels. They have a northeast exposure, are at an average altitude of 300 meters, and have soils rich in clay. The Brunello here is vinified in temperature-controlled, stainless steel tanks with extended maceration on the skins, then aged in medium-to-large Slovenian oak casks as well as French oak barrels.*
94 points, Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
“Truffle, carob and scorched soil aromas meld with scents of baked plum and mint. Concentrated and full bodied, the chewy palate doles out ripe black cherry, blackberry and baking spice alongside taut, velvety tannins that lead to a firm finish. Drink 2023–2030.” (5/1/20)
93 points, James Suckling:
“Beautiful ripe cherries and raspberries with some dust and spice. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a flavorful finish. Tangy acidity. Drink or hold.” (9/20/20)
92 points, Vinous:
”Bright red-ruby. Slightly reticent on the nose and palate, with noteworthy minerality to the raspberry and licorice flavors. Tightly wound but still very sweet, though less austere than usual for this wine at this stage. The long suave finish hints at herbs and chocolate.” (4/20)
Producer Name: Franco Pacenti Canalicchio
Old/New World: Old World
Country of Origin: Italy
Appellation: Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Village/Vineyard/Climat: Canalicchio di Sopra
Quality Designation: DOCG
Grape Varietals: Sangiovese
Product Type: Wine
Wine Style: Full bodied Red
Winemaker: Franco Pacenti
Pack/Size: 12/750 ml
Container Type: Dark Green Glass Bordeaux-style Bottle
Closure Style: Natural Cork
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