IL VINO DEI POETI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO DOCG
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG - cl 75
Brunello di Montalcino is one of the most prestigious Italian wines, well-known all over the world. It is regarded as one of
the red wines that best guarantees longevity. Montalcino is located about 40 km south of the city of Siena, in a beautiful
hilly area. An uncontaminated agricultural landscape of great history and beauty that, since 2004, is registered on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
Production Area: Montalcino (Tuscany), Italy
Vine: Sangiovese Grosso
Plants per Hectare: 4000-4500
Training System: Spurred cordon
Harvest Period: At the beginning of October
Yield per Hectare: 40-50 q/Ha
> The Montalcino land is characterized by mild climate during the entire vegetative phase of the vine and a high number of sunny
days, ensuring the grapes reach a gradual and complete ripening.
> The Sangiovese grapes used to produce this wine grow in two different areas of Montalcino, both rich in galestro: a schistous,
draining and flaky soil.
> The Southeastern area is characterized by the presence of older vines (from 5 to 25 years old) and by the prevalence of sandstones and
volcanic tuff. The soil is deeper and more fertile with less skeleton.
> In the Western area there are younger vines (up to 6 years old) and the soil is less deep, less fertile with prevailing skeleton and
> In these draining soils, the plants will not suffer from water stagnation in the rainy years. Additionally, in the dry years, the
roots are encouraged to penetrate deeply into the soil finding water and nutrients.
> The grapes are hand-picked, pressed and destemmed.
> Fermentation takes place in steel tanks vats at a controlled
temperature with maceration that lasts 25 days and daily pump-overs.Using an ancient technique, some bunches are left whole in the
fermenting must and not destemmed. This allows a fuller and more
rounded body due to the increase of the total extract and an enhanced aromatic potential.
> The wine is left in steel tanks for 3 months and the malolactic
fermentation is performed. The wine thus becomes smoother and
develops more complex aromas.
> The wine is then naturally cold stabilized and aged in Slavonian oak
casks for about 3 years. A part of the mass is aged in 5-hectoliter
tonneaux, while another part ages in bigger barrels with a capacity of
15-25 hectoliters. Both the contact with the wood and the oxygenation of
the wine are more intense in tonneaux of a smaller size. In the bigger
barrels, the wine undergoes a more delicate aging process,
characterized by a lower transfer of substances from the wood. All of
these variables (different sites, soils and microclimates, different ages
of the vines, different capacity of the barrels) lead to a complex,
structured, elegant wine of great longevity.
> According to the current regulations, Brunello can put on the market
after the fifth year following the harvest.
Color and Appearance: Intense ruby red with garnet tinges.
Bouquet: Clear, characteristic, intense and persistent: hints of berries and violet, of musk, spices and aromatic wood, notes of vanilla and jam,
Taste: Dry, warm, well-structured, robust, complex and soft, with elegant tannins perfectly balanced with the alcohol content, pleasant
and persistent aftertaste.
Sugar, g/l: <2
Total Acidity, g/l: 5,00-6,50
Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
Serving Suggestions: Brunello di Montalcino is a meditation wine. It is
perfect with game (boar and pheasant in particular), red meat, entrecôte, mushrooms, white truffle and mature cheeses.
Enjoy it within: 5 years.
Recommended Glass: Balloon.