(2010 Vintage) We made this Brunello di Montalcino from our vineyards located in the southwest of Montalcino at an altitude of 300-350 meters above sea level facing the sea and the Maremma. This is Montalcino’s hottest area. Here the soil consists of sandstone and rocky marl, which allows the production of well-structured, mineral wines. Brunello di Montalcino is intense and elegant. Traditionally vinified. After two weeks of natural, spontaneous fermentation, the wine is transferred into 54Hl natural French oak casks, where it ages for 40 months. Minimum bottle ageing 8 months. Rich, intense, ripe blackcurrant aromas. Well balanced in the mouth with superb acidity that yields vibrancy and freshness to a really elegant and complex wine. Aftertaste: a hint of spices like black pepper. Soft tannins characterize the perfect body.
Wine AdvocateRating: 90/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 158 on Apr-05