Brunello di Montalcino

DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA E GARANTITA

Vineyards: North-East side of Montalcino hill in the Canalicchio area, 300 mt altitude above sea level.

Soil: strong clay composition soil, rich of nutritive elements, as Magnesium, Potassium, Boron and Manganese.

Grape variety: Sangiovese.

Training system: spurred cordon with 4.000 vines/ha.

Sustainability: green manure to improve soil structure, compost with pruned shoots to keep soil fertility, mating disruption to prevent the spreading of the vine moth.

Vinification: stainless steel tank with temperature controlled with pumping over and délestage, followed by long maceration on the skins.

Ageing: over 30 months in big Slavonian and French oak barrel, followed by a bottle ageing longer than 4 months.

View: intense ruby red color turning to garnet.

Bouquet: fruity and toasted, with balsamic notes; intense, nice complexity and fine.

Taste: great structure, elegant, harmonious and persistent.

Service temperature: 18-20 °C

Food pairing: flavorful dishes like red roasted meat and game, seasoned cheeses.

First vintage: 1966

Sizes: 0,375 l – 0,75 l – 1,5 l

Vintages

2016
vintage notesA mild winter and a hot April, anticipated of 15 days the vegetative development of the vines. May and June were characterized of cooler temperatures and rain, that moisturize the soil and restored the right times. Summer was hot but with balanced temperatures. In the first 15 days of September, the temperature range was perfect between day and night, this leaded to the ripening with a good sugar level of the grapes, rich in acidity, color and perfumes, and the harvest started in the late September. A great vintage, with a particular charm.

DISCOVER THE REVIEWS
DOWNLOAD TECHNICAL SHEET
2015
vintage notesThe perfect climate, an excellent vintage in terms of quality and quantity. A rainy spring gives the vines the perfect amount of water to face the summer and its high temperatures without being in stress. Some rainfalls arrived, just in time the end of July and August. In September a good temperature range between day and night, that reached extremely elegant scents. A great vintage to remember.

DISCOVER THE REVIEWS
DOWNLOAD TECHNICAL SHEET
2014
vintage notesRainy winter with temperatures over the average, followed by a fresh and rich in rainfalls spring, that lasted until July. Due to late blooming and veraison, the ripening came only at the end of September. An unusual season with difficult weather conditions, but a good harvest, thanks to specific agricultural practices.

DISCOVER THE REVIEWS
DOWNLOAD TECHNICAL SHEET
2013
vintage notesRegular rainfalls and stable winter temperatures brought to a suitable vegetative development. Fresh summer and a good temperature range, helped a slow ripening of grapes and created the perfect conditions for a traditional harvest in the first 10 days of October. One of the last vintages to have a constant climate, remembering harvests of the’80s.

DISCOVER THE REVIEWS
DOWNLOAD TECHNICAL SHEET
2012
vintage notesAn unusual vintage for Brunello, a very warm winter compared to local average and lot of snow at the end of the winter season, that risked to freeze the buds. The spring was constant with good trends, but the vines suffered in summer, too hot and dry, and no rain until August. This was less dramatic than expected thanks to the snow of February, which permitted water reserves. Late August registered drop in temperature and good temperature range, the harvest was in time at late September in ideal conditions.

DISCOVER THE REVIEWS
DOWNLOAD TECHNICAL SHEET
2011
vintage notesA lot of rainfalls in springtime and high temperatures caused an early vegetative phase of 15 days in advance with an anticipated veraison in the mid July. The second half of August was characterized by a pronounced raising of the temperatures that brought a rebalancing. High temperatures even in September contributed the raising of sugar level in the grapes. The clayey soil releasing the last stored water and allowed us to harvest healthy and highly concentrated grapes.

DISCOVER THE REVIEWS
DOWNLOAD TECHNICAL SHEET
2010
vintage notesA perfect climate with snowy and rainy winter and spring lead to water the ground deeper. Thanks to that the vines did not suffer a lot during the really hot July. After a great temperature range in September, we do assist to a rarity, because grapes reached ripening while the vines were still in vegetation. This allowed us to harvest in the beginning of October and high quality grapes with a perfect phenolic and technological ripening - values not easy to find in Sangiovese varietal, an unforgettable vintage.

DISCOVER THE REVIEWS
DOWNLOAD TECHNICAL SHEET