Grapes: 100% Sangiovese Grosso
Tenute Silvio Nardi’s classic Brunello is a blend of the finest grapes from the Manachiara and Casale del Bosco estates. Silvio Nardi follows the strict DOCG laws required of a classified Brunello di Montalcino. Yield is limited and only the top 70% of the hand harvested grapes is used to make the wine. The fruit was carefully handpicked and sorted. The wine was aged for 12 months in French Allier barriques, 12 months in large Slavonian oak botte and at least 6 months in the bottle before release.
International Wine Cellar2006 vintage
This was a fairly even vintage. High daytime temperatures gave the grapes concentration while low nighttime temperatures allowed aromas to develop. After beneficial mid-September rains, harvest began with the Casale del Bosco grapes, followed by the older Manachiara vines in early October. Average yields were lower than required and fruit quality was excellent.
Deep ruby-purple in color, this full-bodied wine offers intense aromas and flavors of red berries offset by notes of leather and incense, supported by firm, elegant tannins. It will develop for 10 or more years in the bottle.
Pair with thick porterhouse steak or rich fish such as sturgeon or grouper.
GRAPES: 100% Sangiovese Grosso
APPELLATION: Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
ACIDITY: 5.0 g/l
AGING: 2 years in French and Slavonian oak, 6 months in bottle
points of distinction
- Brunello is one of the legendary, collectible wines of Tuscany.
- Produced from two fine estate vineyards
- Matured for 24 months, first in French oak and then in Slavonian
- 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.
– Emilia Nardi, Winemaker
“I want our wines to express the essence of every vineyard in that unique area of Tuscany known as Montalcino.”