Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Il Brunello di Montalcino is the most important wine produced by the winery. It is made using 100% Sangiovese grapes which are cultivated with great care and attention.
After a long fermentation on the skins, the wine is matured for three years in Siavonic oak barrels of about 30 hl., then it is kept for at least a further 6 months in bottles before being sold. The wine is clear, of a ruby to granate colour, it has an intense but characteristic nose of red fruits and a hint of vanilla. The tannin levels are good and the wine has a fine structure.
If it is kept correctly the wine should age well.
Grape variety: 100% Sangiovese hand picked
Harvest: first week of October
Climate: dry, breezy
Vines per hectare: 4000 / 5000
Yield: 70 quintals grape / hectare
Growing system: branched cordon
Vinification: spontaneous fermentation with naturally ocurring yeasts, maceration at a temperature of 30° for about 20 days, frequent repressing.
Ageing: 36 months in oak barrels of 30 hl., then 6 months in the bottle.
Colour: ruby red tending towards garnet red.
Perfume: intense, persistent, ample, ethereal with the scent of the forest floor, aromatic wood, small red fruits, a touch of vanilla and jam.
Taste: dry, warm, tannic, elegant and harmonious with long aromatic aftertaste.
How to serve: in large crystal glasses at a temperature of about 18°, it is advisable to decant the wine into a caraffe for improved oxygenation.
Serve with: roast red meat, game, mature cheese.