Montalcino’s vineyards are sheltered by Mount Amiata and kept dry by sea breezes from across the hills to the west. Densely planted vineyards produce low average yields, allowing wines with concentration, complexity and considerable aging potential. Fermentation took place in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature. Maceration lasted about 15 days in steel vats before malolactic fermentation in oak barrels. The wine was aged in large Slovenian oak casks for three years and then one year in bottle before release.

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2017 vintage
Harvest Note
Spring of 2014 started with heavy rains in March. April instead was sunny and warm while the month of May showed a greater than average amount of rain that has allowed the plant to accumulate water reserves important to meet the summer. The months of June, July and August were warm without peaks and sultry interspersed with some rain that allowed the plant to not go to water stress. Finally in September cool but sunny weather brought the grapes to reach optimum ripeness and concentration of aromas.
Tasting Note
Complex aromas with persistent and rounded flavors of spices and mushroom. Great structure persistent with noble tannins.
Food Pairing
Pairs well with beef and lamb, and hard aged cheeses.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Sangiovese
APPELLATION: Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
PH: 3.45
ACIDITY: 5.4 g/l
ABV: 14%
AGING: 4 years in Slavonian oak barrel and 6 months in bottle
RESIDUAL SUGAR: < 0.5 g/l
Unique Selling Points
  • A Brunello of considerable aging potential
  • Matured for a total of 4 years in cask and bottle before release

About the Grape

Sangiovese
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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