An approachable and young wine that expresses the typicity of Sangiovese from Montalcino. A brilliant red for an easy Italian way of life. Fresh, pure and clean on the palate with a pleasant fruitiness. This wine is produced with grapes from various vineyards located in Montalcino with North-West and South-East exposure at approximately 984 feet and composed of marl and marly-sandy formations. Vines are planted using training system of spurred cordon with 2166 plants per acre. Harvest is conducted manually into cases in last week of September. The juice is fermented for at least 15 days at a controlled temperature of 82.4°F. After maceration the wine is matured in new and used casks of various size for 6 months followed by bottle aging.

92 Points
Wine Advocate
2018 vintage
93 Points
Wine Enthusiast
2018 vintage
Harvest Note
Winter was characterized by average rainfall and some snow, which made up for the considerable lack of water. The year began with temperatures above the seasonal average, which lasted until the end of February, when there was a sharp drop in temperatures with snowfall that affected the whole area, and minimum temperatures reaching almost 14°F. There was some light snowfall and rain during March with minimum temperatures below 32°F and maximum temperatures above 59°F at the end of the month. In April, the month in which the buds opened, rainfall was sporadic and minimum temperatures were around 41°F, increasing suddenly from the middle of the month. Frequent and abundant rainfall in May, accompanied by high temperatures, allowed optimal vegetative development. Flowering began at the end of the month. Thanks to the significant humidity accumulated in the soil, the vineyards were able to withstand the high temperatures of June and July. Fruit setting was completed throughout the whole area by mid-June. There was a slight delay in veraison, which began in the second half of July. August was characterized by weak, intermittent rainfall in the first three weeks and average temperatures of 77°F. Temperatures fell significantly in the last few days of the month, with minimum temperatures occasionally falling below 53.6°F. This led to uneven ripening, commencing from the end of August.
Tasting Note
Intense, deep ruby red color with garnet highlights. Powerful and ample aromas characterized by fruity and balsamic, toasted and spiced notes. On the palate it is full-bodied and concentrated, with present and dense tannins, great persistence and texture.
Food Pairing
Pairs well with meat, seasoned cheese, and game.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Sangiovese
APPELLATION: Brunello di Montalcino Cru Manachiara DOCG
PH: 3.63
ACIDITY: 5.2 g/l
ABV: 15.5%
AGING: Maturation for 18 months in French oaktonneaux (Allier), followed by 16 months in large oak barrels from Slavonia.
Unique Selling Points
  • Brunello is one of the legendary, collectible wines of Tuscany.
  • A single-vineyard wine from a legendary plot
  • Matured for over 30 months, plus a year in bottle for complex, integrated flavor and texture
  • An age-worthy 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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