2008 Enzo Tiezzi Vigna Soccorso Brunello di Montalcino

September 16, 2014

Name:Vigna Soccorso Brunello di Montalcino
Vintage:2008
Type:Red Wine
Varietal:Sangiovese
Producer:Enzo Tiezzi
Region:Italy / Toscana / Montalcino
Alcohol:n/a

Classy, yet somewhat puzzling top wine from a very traditional-style Tiezzi family.  Vigna Soccorso vines are only 12 years old (vs. 35 for their only other Brunello – Poggio Cerrino). Long fermentation in large Slavonian oak and further 44 months aging in 1/4 hl barrels. At this age it is light, with a superb acidity backbone, yet quite austere and tight. This is a long-life wine and meddling with it at this age is silly.