APPELATION : BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO DOCG
AREA : TUSCANY - ITALY
PRODUCTION AREA : Over 170 hectares of estate vineyards in the southern hill area of Montalcino.
GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Sangiovese.
METHOD OF PRODUCTION The meticulous grape selection is followed by vinification in temperature-controlled Horizon hybrid stainless steel & wood tanks, with skin contact for 10-12 days. The wine ages for 2 years in various sizes oak barrels, 350-liter barriques, and 60- and 120 hl barrels; the wine is subsequently aged in bottle for an additional 8-12 months before release. This Brunello di Montalcino is obtained with clones of Sangiovese selected after 20 years of research on this unique grape and is aged in French oak barrels of 350 lt as well as in 60-120 hl Slavonian barrels. The most aristocratic combination of Montalcino tradition with winemaking modernity.
DESCRIPTION : The colour is intense ruby red with garnet reflections. Bouquet: ethereal, wide, light vanilla. Taste: full, soft, velvety and intense, with sensations of liquorice, spices and light goudron note. FOOD PAIRINGS This wine is particularly suited to accompany red meat, game and aged cheeses. Long aging potential.