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 is carefully handpicked and sorted. The wine is aged for a total of 30 months in French Allier barriques and large Slavonian oak botte, and at least 12 months in bottle before release.
International Wine Cellar2006 vintage
2007 was a great vintage. The dry winter, notable for a lack of rain and snow, was unseasonably warm, which brought advanced vegetative growth by the end of April. At the end of May, blooming was complete and June brought rain, storms and some hail. The uneven climate conditions caused lighter production in some parcels, and in mid-July the vineyards were stressed by extreme heat. Bunch thinning eliminated damaged fruit and left the right amount of grapes for optimal maturation. From Sept. 10-Oct. 9, each parcel was harvested methodically, dictated by location and ripeness, and the grapes showed outstanding phenolic and aromatic maturity. Scant rain at the end of September didn’t hurt the grapes, which were excellent, healthy and balanced. The wines showed a good color index and good dry extract, which speaks to their consistency and body. The acidity levels are normal and the tannins are not excessively aggressive. 2007 will be remembered as one of the best vintages of the past several years.
The wine has a deep, ruby-red color and intense, complex aromas of red fruits and spices, with toasty oak notes. On the palate, the wine has a silky texture, great finesse and profound flavors framed by noble, velvety tannins. Though impressive now, this wine will benefit from aging.
Pair with thick porterhouse steak or rich fish such as sturgeon or grouper.
GRAPES: 100% Sangiovese Grosso
APPELLATION: Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
AGING: 30 months in French and Slavonian oak (30% new), 12 months in bottle
points of distinction
- Brunello is one of the legendary, collectible wines of Tuscany.
- Produced from two fine estate vineyards
- Matured for 30 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.
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.