Brunello Manachiara is the wine of sunrise, the wine from the East. Manachiara's vineyard is located in the East side of Montalcino with a South-East exposure at approximately 300 m a.s.l. and composed of sands rich in quartz and pliocene clays. Vines are planted using training system of spurred cordon with 4,500 plants per hectar. Harvest is conducted manuallly into cases in last week of September. The juice is fermented for at least 25 days at a controlled temperature of 82°F. After maceration the wine is matured for 18 months in French oak Tonneaux (Allier); followed by 12 months in large oak barrels from Slavonia. Finally the wine is bottle aged for at least 12 months.

95 Points
Wine Review Online
2012 vintage
93 Points
Wine Spectator Insider
2012 vintage
Harvest Note
2012 was, beyond doubt, a vintage with excellent maturing and aging potential. After a rather cold winter, spring was relatively warm, in keeping with normal trends. The vegetative period started during the second half of April, as expected. Summer was very hot, with scarce rainfalls. The rainfalls in late summer and early September restored the balance and created the best conditions for the most important ripening phase of the Sangiovese grapes. The grapes achieved optimal characteristics, both in terms of health and analytical parameters. The month of September was very good from a meteorological standpoint. Acidity was optimal, and extractable polyphenols were in high quantity and well balanced.
Tasting Note
Intense ruby red color. Very intense and rich of aromas with hints of fruit and flowers typical of South East area of Montalcino. On the palate it offers a smooth impact balanced on a great texture.
Food Pairing
Pair with roasted lamb and aged cheeses.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Sangiovese
APPELLATION: Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
PH: 3.53
ACIDITY: 5 g/l
ABV: 14.5%
AGING: Matured for 18 months in French oak
Unique Selling Points
  • Brunello is one of the legendary, collectible wines of Tuscany.
  • A single-vineyard wine from a legendary plot
  • Matured for 30 months, first in French oak and then in Slavonian, plus a year in bottle for complex, integrated flavor and texture
  • An ageworthy wine of great depth and complexity

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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