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Marchesi Antinori La Braccesca Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG
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Wine Details

Varietal

Sangiovese

Style

Red

Region

TuscanyItaly

Wine Description

(From 2012 Vintage) The rise in temperatures in August of 2011 and their return to normal levels in the final phases of the ripening of the Sangiovese grapes led to structured wines with fresh and expressive aromas. The fermentation, accordingly, aimed to conserving the pleasurable fruity notes of the musts without excessively pushing extraction, given the “generous” character and personality of the grapes. The period of skin contact lasted approximately fifteen days and was followed by an month aging period in large casks, where it had also take the malolactic fermentation for twelve months. The wine was bottled in the spring of 2013 and was then given an additional twelve month period of bottle aging before commercial release.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2009 Vintage) A brilliant ruby red in color, the wine shows aromas of red currants and blackberries accompanied by light notes of violets and tobacco. Full and supple on the palate, the flavors once again show red fruit together with delicate notes of vanilla and tobacco. The wine is soft on the finish with balanced tannins and acidity, which add to its savor and persistence.

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    good nose a bit over the hill. Barry Cole 1/11

    almost 2 years
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