A serious Rosso that is very close in style to its wonderful big brother, the classic Brunello di Montalcino. From the younger wines of the estate, this Rosso style is about ripe and silky red fruit with nuanced complexity, backed by an assertive but "sweet" tannin and acid structure. Truly a great Rosso, the Canalicchio is superb value.
91/100 Monica Larner, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2017 Vintage)
"Canalicchio di Sopra pays special attention to its lower-end wines. I always like to point this out to readers in the search for great value from Tuscany. The 2017 Rosso di Montalcino is an immediate and enticing expression with soft layers of ripe cherry and black fruit. The wine is soft and velvety in texture with easy endnotes of cherry confit and crème de cassis. This is a great food wine. Drink 2019 – 2024."
17+/20 Walter Speller, JancisRobinson.com (2017 Vintage)
"Mid ruby with the beginning of orange. Fine concentrated nose with minerally hints. Concentrated, almost plush fruit on the palate with muscular tannins and completely integrated acidity that peeks up on the finish. Very impressive and ideally should get an additional year in bottle. Drink 2020 – 2026."