Brunello di Montalcino 2017

Tasting Notes

Intense ruby red with beautiful garnet reflections. Balsamic and floral notes accompanied by aromas of black pepper, currants and small berries. Delicate and well balanced with soft, velvety tannins and savory, mineral notes.

Food Pairing

Try paired with braised meats, wild boar, duck 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). Harvest: The grapes are picked by hand during the end of September. Weather: Seasonal weather. Winer is characterized by average rainfall and some snow. When the buds opened in April the rainfall was sporadic and minimum temperatures were around 41°F, increasing suddenly in the middle of the month. Frequent and abundant rainfall in May, accompanied by high temperatures, allowed optimal vegetative development. Dry & stony soils mostly composed of "galestro" pure marl, small areas of limestone and sand with layers of skeleton and rocks. Vinification in steel vats of 35/45hl without adding yeasts, maceration lasts approximately 22-24 days at a controlled temperature of 86°F. 10/20/25 hl Slavonian oak casks. Aged for 36-40 months in large Slavonian oak casks. Aged an additional 6-8 months in bottle before release.
Varietal Composition:
100% Sangiovese
Avg Elevation:
980-1150 feet
Avg Age of Vines:
30 years
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