Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2016

Tasting Notes

Vivid ruby red with an ample and complex nose. Aromas of balsamic, sage and rosemary with hints of small red fruits. Full-bodied, well-structured and balanced with a very seductive tannic finish.

Food Pairing

An exceptional wine that is perfect for special occasions. Try with hearty meals, red meats or aged cheeses.

Tech Details

The vineyards are located on the South-East facing side of Montalcino, overlooking Val d'Orcia. Protected from the sea breezes coming in from the west. This well-ventilated area guarantees an optimal microclimate, without humidity stagnation and wetness during the growing season and natural protection from the main vine diseases (botrytis and downy mildew). The grapes are hand harvested during the last days of September and first days of October. Seasonal weather. March was characterized by average rainfall and temperatures. Rainy April during the opening of the buds. Flowering in May had average weather and the rainfall was concentrated in the middle of the month. The plants revealed excellent vegetative health. Dry & stony soils mostly composed of "galestro" pure marl, small areas of limestone and sand with layers of skeleton and rocks. Fermentation in 10 hl cement tanks, spontaneous fermentation without adding yeasts, maceration for about 20-24 days at a constantly controlled temperature of 82-86°F. 10hl Slavonian oak casts + 500 lt French oak tonneaux. Aged for 36 months in 10/20 hl oak casks and another 12 months in 5 hl French tonneaux of medium roasting. Aged an additional 8-10 months in bottle before release. Only produced during the best years with very selected grapes.
Varietal Composition:
100% Sangiovese
Avg Elevation:
980-1150 feet
Avg Age of Vines:
35 years
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