Grapes: 100% Sangiovese
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; only the top 70% of the grapes is used to make the wine. The fruit is carefully handpicked and sorted. Fermentation and maceration takes at least 24 days (varies with parcel) at controlled temperature of less than 86°F. Aged for 12 months in new and used French oak barriques (Allier) before 18 months in large Slavonian oak barrels. Bottle aged at least 12 months before release.
Tasting Panel2013 vintage
2013 looks like a very good to excellent harvest for Sangiovese. Tuscany’s wet spring led to pressure from fungal diseases, particularly during flowering. Cool weather in August further slowed the already-delayed growth of the vines. But long, slow ripening kept acidity levels fresh and promoted tannin maturation without excessive sugar levels. The wines generally show lower-than-average alcohol levels, with crop sizes varying significantly depending on the region—some saw above-average gains, while others reported reductions of up to 30 percent. All grapes were in perfect shape and great balance. Although it’s still early for a precise judgment, this year looks like one of the best years since 2001.
Intense, ruby red colour with garnet highlights. Clean, elegant, intense and complex aromas on the nose, rich in etherela notes, with vivid ripe and black berries together with spicy hints. Smooth and round at the palate, with velvety tannins and great body, good persistence and excellent ageing capacity
Pair with thick porterhouse steak or rich fish such as sturgeon or grouper.
GRAPES: 100% Sangiovese
APPELLATION: Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
ACIDITY: 5.30 g/L
AGING: 30 months in the wood and 12 months in the bottle
points of distinction
- Brunello is one of the legendary, collectible wines of Tuscany.
- Produced from two fine estate vineyards.
- 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.