Description: The estate is located in the valley of Montosoli, north of Montalcino of Tuscany. Generally, they produce 2 wines each year, which are the Rosso di Montalcino and a Brunello di Montalcino. While the single-vineyard Madonna Del Piano is produced only in the very best year. The grapes for this flagship wine come from some of the oldest vines on the property, which were planted in 1970. The vineyards cover approximately 28 hectares of the Valdicava estate. They are splited into 9 different vineyards scattered around the site, which is one of the coldest in the Brunello zone. The grapes from the vineyards Poggio, Pievecchina, Pratea and Sferracavallo are reserved for the Brunello di Montalcino. The history of the Valdicava has started since 1953, when Bramante Abbruzzese started the family vision to cultivate Sangiovese Grosso and eventually bottle the wines under his family name. Today, the winemaker and owner is Vincenzo Abbruzzese, who is well known for improving the quality of Valdicava's wines.
"Attractive aromas of balsamic, tea, dark berry, walnut and coffee bean. Full-bodied, yet tight and very intense with ripe tannins that are fine and reserved. Racy and polished. Beautiful length to this wine. (JS)" - 98 points James Suckling.
"The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino is one of those young wines that, from the moment you put your nose to the glass, you know you’re in for a treat. A sweetly alluring and remarkably fresh bouquet of crushed cherries, strawberries and plums is further complicated by hints of clove, spiced orange peels and mint. It’s velvety-smooth and radiant with a display of dark red fruits, all tightly wound up in a web of minerals, with an air of savory herbs and inner floral that develop toward the close. (EG)" -96 points Vinous.
"The Valdicava 2016 Brunello di Montalcino shows a subtle bouquet that needs extra time to open. In fact, I suggest you open your bottle about four hours before serving. This Brunello takes its time, but it inches over the senses with carefully increasing intensity. Wild cherry, toasted almond and even a touch of sweet apple or orange peel distinguish the bouquet. The tannins are firm and young, but all they need is extra time to evolve. This wine is like being introduced to a stranger who takes his time to reveal his personality, but who then turns into a true friend and confidant. Patience is required when approaching this 40,000-bottle release. (ML)" - 95 points Wine Advocate.