Brunello di Montalcino is certainly one of the world’s best known and best loved wines. It is a red wine with a lengthy aging period, extraordinarily sophisticated and full bodied.
Appellation: Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Grape Variety: Sangiovese Grosso
Altitude: 300m above sea level
Harvest period: from September 20th to October 15th
Vinification: The grapes were cut and pressed, then the fermentation process takes place. The grape skins and the must fermentation lasts about 20 days. Racked off the wine is stored in containers in tempered rooms, in order to help the malolactic fermentation.
Refinement: up to 36 months, a part in Slavonian oak barrels and a part in French oak barrique.
Bottle ageing: up to 6 months before selling the wine on the market.
Bright ruby red, tending to garnet with aging. Bouquets of cherry, plum and spices. Full bodied, lively acidity with flavors of red fruits. Fresh and long aftertaste. Long aging potential wine.
Ideal match with grilled or stewed red meat, game, seasoned cheeses.
18°C. It requires being decanted.