*6R* 2016 Franco Pacenti "Canalicchio" Brunello di Montalcino (Tuscany, IT)

Weight: 6R

Varietal: Sangiovese Grosso

Region: Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy

The Franco Pacenti estate represents three generations of winemaking in Montalcino; the first vintage of Brunello was produced in 1966, but the family traces its lineage in Tuscany back to the 1300s. Their 2016 Brunello is brooding and concentrated, with layers of black cherry and violet aromas and earth, tobacco, and licorice notes balancing out the dark fruit on the palate. For the price point, this is a remarkable value in Brunello from a vintage that is being hailed as one of the best of the century.