Denomination: Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Production area: Montalcino (Siena)
Average altitude: 300 m a.s.l.
Grapes: Sangiovese, particular clones selected by Col d’Orcia.
Weather conditions: optimal weather conditions. Good spring raininess, not excessive temperatures in July and August with a few beneficial rainfalls. The vines have led grapes to perfect maturation. After some very early vintages, in 2004 there is a return to a “normal” harvest time, beginning on September 20th for Sangiovese.
Vinification: fermentation on the skins for about 18-20 days, at a controlled temperature below 30° C. in 150 hl wide and shallow stainless steel tanks, designed and built in order to extract tannins and color efficiently but delicately.
Aging: 4 years, 3 of which in 25-50 and 75 hl oak casks from Slavonia and Allier followed by at least 12 months of refinement in bottles placed in storage at a controlled temperature.
Alcoholic strength: 14% vol
Serving temperature: 18 °
Colour: deep ruby red.
Bouquet: ample and inviting. The spices of the oak enhance the varietal fruit of plum and violet.
Taste: excellent structure, powerful but delicate tannins. Rich in complex and inviting nuances typical of a great vintage. Very pleasant aftertaste.
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