This Sukasa Style Wine Wednesday is dedicated to those that love a serious wine. As austere goes there's little to compete with a Brunello. And for those that like Brunello there you would be hard pressed to find a better recent vintages than the 2010 so consider the 2010 vintage of Banfi Poggio Alle Mura Brunello Di Montalcino (VINTAGES 372250 | $69.95 per 750 mL bottle) as one to lay down in the cellar for four years.
The wine (100% Sangiovese) has the following specifications from the producer:
METHOD OF PRODUCTION
Method: In our custom hybrid fermenters of stainless-steel and French oak.
Temperature: 27-29 degrees centigrade
Length: 10-12 days
Malolactic: Yes, in barriques
Length of Barrel Aging: 24 months
Origin of Barrel: 10% Slavonian Oak Casks (60hl & 120hl), 90% in French Oak barriques (350 l.)
EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 31.6
RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 1.1
COLOR INTENSITY 0.78
TOTAL ACIDITY 5.1
MALIC ACIDITY 0.01
VOLATILE ACIDITY 0.53
SO2 (MG/LT.) TOTAL 121 | FREE 38
The color is a beautiful deep red. The complexity of the aromas reveals notes of blackberry jam, tobacco and vanilla. In the mouth we immediately feel the great, soft and well balanced structure. The final is soft and persistent; this wine is certainly endowed with enormous potential of aging.
We recommend these notes from the producer as well.
Sukasa Style Notes
Red meat: lamb, venison, beef, veal.
Cheese: Parmigiano-Reggiano; Pecorino Romano; Pecorino Toscano.
If you just must drink now then decant and enjoy this beauty with a loved one, and true friends. Contemplate, and savour this muscular full-bodied and firm entry that gives way to a captivating mouth feel and a long and lingering finish.
★★★★☆ (4.5 Sukasa stars out of 5)
QPR (Quality Price Ratio): Good