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.

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Wine Spectator Insider
2017 vintage
Gold Medal
2017 vintage
Harvest Note
The year began with very little rain and moderate temperatures. Precipitation continued to be scarce through the spring. May consisted of cooler temperatures, which rose steadily throughout the month. The vines showed excellent vegetative conditions. Precipitation continued to be scarce in June. The maximum temperatures were above 86°F, but then fell sharply in the last five days of the month, when the only significant rainfall of the month occurred. The rather cool nights of July partly offset the water shortage. In August little rain was concentrated around the 13th, with a total of about 0.4 inches. Temperatures were high, especially in the first part of the month. The temperature range allowed adequate ripening, with good pigmentation of the skins, concentrating the aromas and dry extract, which are ideal characteristics for the production of high-quality grapes. Moderate temperatures and rainfall in day/night temperature differences remained significant. These conditions, combined with good ventilation, allowed the harvesting of healthy grapes with important organoleptic characteristics.
Tasting Note
Intense ruby red color with garnet highlights. Clean, sophisticated, intense and complex aromas, rich in evolved overtomes, with hints of anise, ripe wild berries, and a light touch of vanilla. Warm with supple tannins, great structure, good length and considerable aging capacity.
Food Pairing
Pairs well with meat, seasoned cheese, and game.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Sangiovesse Grosso
APPELLATION: Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
PH: 3.6
ACIDITY: 5.5 g/l
ABV: 15.5%
AGING: Maturation for 12 months in new and used french oak barriques (allier) followed by 12 months in large slavonian oak barrels, then bottle aged for at least six months.
Unique Selling Points
  • 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.
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