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2016 Amantis Birbanera Montecucco Rosso DOC
Amantis Birbanera, Montecucco Rosso, wine from Tuscany, Tuscany wine, wine, red wine, sangiovese


 
93 Points Wine Enthusiast
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Amantis winery is situated on the south side of the Orcia River, which separates Brunello di Montalcino from Montecucco. Amantis’ "Birbanera" Montecucco Rosso packs a lot of ripe fruits, seductive spice aromas and flavors into a delicious bottle. Primarily Sangiovese, the blend is enhanced with a little Merlot, Canaiolo from Le Bribe vineyard, and Petit Verdot, which bring body and lush fruit to complement Sangiovese's energy and high tone. The wine is fermented in stainless steel, then aged a few months in 2nd and 3rd passage French barriques. The result is a wine full of rich fruit, soft and supple on the palate, with excellent acidity to balance it out. A full bodied wine that is balanced and silky, Birbanera offers plenty of blueberry aromas, with hints of vanilla, featuring fine tannins and a lightly jammy finish. In Montalcino, it is said that Paolo Vagaggini, Bernadetta’s husband, knows Sangiovese like no one else! The producer of some of the most notorious Brunellos of Tuscany, Vagaggini prides himself on his natural approach to wine making. "I try to bring out the maximum potential of the terroir and the grape with our wine making philosophy, as well as the distinct character of the owner" says Vagaggini.

93 points James Suckling

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4 of 5 Great find ! December 26, 2019
Reviewer: Joe fariis from Los Angeles, CA United States  
this wine is full of rich fruit, soft and supple on the palate but still with excellent acidity to balance it out.

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