Canalicchio di SopraEstate winery in Montalcino in Tuscany, Italy. Its main wines are Rosso di Montalcino DOC and Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

Owner | Ripaccioli family. Simonetta Ripaccioli and her brothers Marco Ripaccioli who does the vines and Francesco Ripaccioli who does the winemaking.

Vineyards | 14 hectares in total, just north of the town in prime sites. There are 13 hectares in the Località Casaccia in Canalicchio, and 1 hectare on Montosoli.

Red wines

Rosso di Montalcino DOC | 2011 At the consorzio with Ian d’Agata Tuesday 28th May 2013: Medium crimson core. Limpid rim. Open knit nose, plenty on the mid-palate, satisfying. | 2012 35,000 bottles. Very nice fruit, elegant, crisp middle, red up style, balanced, clear and clean (Benvenuto Brunello 2014). | 2013 35,000 bottles. 10 months in Botti (French) both large and small. Bright primary floral nose (Benvenuto Brunello 2015). | 2014 Lovely fruit, simple and fluid, strawberry red with Susan Hulme MW at Osticcio in Montalcino mid-afternoon Friday 19th February 2016.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG | Enzo Tiezzi told me on 09th April 2015 said that he liked the wines from the main Canalicchio estate but noted that here they make greater use of tonneaux [hence there is an oak-driven feel]. | 2000 Neutral nose, clear old style, crisp and evolved, decent weight but perhaps the tannins are a little dry (Benvenuto Brunello 2005). | 2009 25,000 bottles. Very ripe, intense and fresh for the vintage, a very good traditional style )Benvenuto Brunello 2014). | 2009 14.5%. Nice bright nose with ripe red fruit, warmth rather than exoticism, integrated wood and presence. Classic style with plenty to get to grips with now but will age at the Consorzio Tues 27th May 2014 with Ian d’Agata and others. | 2010 40,000 bottles. Lovely fruit and weight, really sexy wine (Benvenuto Brunello 2015). | 2012 Dried sweet fruit, structured, old viney at Benvenuto Brunello 17th Feb 2017. | 2014  Very nice fruit expression, with wildness and focus, precise internal shape and plenty of fruit texture and with integrated tannins with the potential to develop further (Benvenuto Brunello 2019).

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Riserva | 2006 Bottled.


Canalicchio di Sopra

Loc. Casaccia, 73

I-53024 Montalcino (SI = Siena), Italy

Tel+39 0577.848316 |