Tiezzi Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Vigna Soccorso 2010

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The Tiezzi estate is has four major holdings located in diverse zones of the Montalcino territory, of which 5.5 are cultivated to Sangiovese (Brunello) and 3 to olives. The heart and jewel of the estate is the historic vineyard Soccorso which is also where the headquarters and cellar are located. Situated a few steps from the historic centre of Montalcino, adjacent to the wall of the 1300’s and the Sanctuary of the Madonna del Soccorso church, the Soccorso vineyard is approximately 500 metres above sea level and directionly south-west.

Only 1700 cases total of Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino combined are produced each year at this tiny estate. After working with some of Montalcino and Montepulciano’s most renowned estates for decades as the director of agronomy and winemaking, Enzo Tiezzi decided to take on the challenge of his own estate. He managed to buy 4 separate and small properties, all immediately outside the ancient walls of the actual village of Montalcino, finally bottling at this tiny estate for the first time in 1989. Since then, extensive renovations and improvements have taken place, and the size of the estate has increased to a total of 10 hectares with 5.5 hectares of vines. Dedicated to preserving the tradition of Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino, Tiezzi strives to make his wines in the most traditional way, with long macerations in the upright, large casks known locally as “tini” and ageing only in the giant Slavonian-oak casks known as “botte,” resulting in a style with ripe and silky Sangiovese that displays pure fruit and rich, rustic, earthy qualities. He has just added a new single-vineyard bottling from the Madonna del Soccorso vineyard, a plot of high-altitude old-vines located just beneath the historic village of Montalcino. This bottling bears the original label associated with this vineyard, which some believe to be the first label to ever bear the term “Brunello.” The vineyard, located just below the town of Montalcino, sits at a height of 500 meters above sea level, an exceptional altitude for Montalcino, resulting in gorgeous aromatics.

Category Red Wine
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Appellation Brunello di Montalcino
Brand Tiezzi
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Wine AdvocateThe 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Vigna Soccorso opens to a sophisticated appearance with a dark garnet color and amber highlights. The bouquet feels tonic and energetic with a sharp and defined quality of fruit. The nose offers cassis, dried blackberry, cola, resin and licorice. The wine's intensity and its aromatic purity are its best quality. In fact, this Riserva is by far one of the best wines made by this producer. It shows abundant clarity and precision. Sour fruit and tangy spice appear on the long finish with drying mineral notes that add more persistence.

Monica Larner, March 2016