In Montalcino it is said that Vagaggini knows Sangiovese like no one else!!
The producer of some of the
most notorious Brunellos of Tuscany, Paolo Vagaggini prides himself on
his natural approach to wine making. "I try to bring out the maximum
potential of the terroir, the grape, our wine making philosophy and the
distinct character of the owner" says Vagaggini. He works with over a
third of vineyards in Montalcino and produces highly-respected and
awarded Brunello. Lucky for us, he began his own label, Amantis.
professionally crafted wine for a fraction of the price of his more well
The 2009 Montecucco Sangiovese explodes from the glass with a multitude of dark cherries, sweet herbs and spices. This is a rich, powerful wine loaded with personality and character. In fact, it may very well be the most ambitious wine being made in the Montecucco appellation today. Additional bottle age should allow the full range of aromas and flavors to emerge; even if the wine is pretty delicious at this stage. Their Montecucco Sangiovese is 90% Sangiovese with a small percentage of Colorino and Canaiolo.
91 Points Wine Enthusiast
James Suckling 90 Points