The vines for this cru or single-vineyard Brunello are more than 45 years old. Low yields and strict viticultural practices allow the Sangiovese Grosso grape to reach perfect ripeness, and Tenute Silvio Nardi carefully selects the finest grapes during a manual harvest in the first half of October. After a complete destemming, the must undergoes fermentation and maceration at a controlled temperature. The wine then matures in French Allier oak barriques, followed by large Slavonian oak barrels, with subsequent aging in bottles.
Wine Review Online2012 vintage
The World of Fine Wine2012 vintage
Shows intense, complex aromas and flavors of ripe fruit and a delicate spicy component. A full-bodied wine whose typically brisk acidity and supple, sweet tannins lead to a long finish.
Pair with roasted lamb and aged cheeses.
points of distinction
- Brunello is one of the legendary, collectible wines of Tuscany.
- A single-vineyard wine from a legendary plot
- Matured for 30 months, first in French oak and then in Slavonian, plus a year in bottle for complex, integrated flavor and texture
- An ageworthy wine of great depth and complexity
about the grape +
Sangiovese has aromas of black cherries with alluring wood, smoke, tar and herbal notes. The best wines made from this grape have incredible complexity, depth, finesse and power.
Silvio Nardi’s youngest daughter, Emilia Nardi, has focused on vineyard development and produced wines of depth that are profound expressions of the land they come from.