2010 Valdicava Madonna del Piano: A Superb Brunello di Montalcino Wine
The 2010 Valdicava Madonna del Piano is a premium wine from the Brunello di Montalcino region of Tuscany, Italy. It is produced by the renowned winery Valdicava, which is known for its exceptional Brunello di Montalcino wines that are highly sought after by wine collectors and enthusiasts around the world.
The grapes for 2010 Valdicava Madonna del Piano are handpicked and sorted before being de-stemmed and lightly crushed. The juice is then fermented in stainless steel tanks with natural yeasts before undergoing malolactic fermentation. The wine is aged in new French oak barrels for 41 months and then for an additional 12 months in bottle before being released to the market.
The 2010 Valdicava Madonna del Piano has an intense ruby-red color with garnet hues. On the nose, it has rich aromas of black cherry, blackberry, and plum, with notes of leather, tobacco, and spice. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied and well-structured, with flavors of dark cherry, blackcurrant, and espresso, with a long, lingering finish.
Food Pairing Recommendations
The 2010 Valdicava Madonna del Piano pairs well with a wide range of dishes, particularly meat-based dishes such as grilled steak, lamb chops, or game meats. It also complements aged cheeses, such as Parmigiano Reggiano, or hearty risotto with mushrooms and truffle.
Awards and Recognition
The 2010 Valdicava Madonna del Piano has received numerous accolades and awards, including a 100-point rating from wine critic James Suckling and a 97-point rating from Wine Advocate. It also received the highest rating of 3 glasses from the prestigious Gambero Rosso guide.