(From 2009 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 2011 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. Ideal with cheese, meat and game.
(From 2009 Vintage) Color: deep brownish red Bouquet: fruity, with typical varietal notes of cherry and blackberry, enriched by complex hints of pepper, vanilla and licorice. Taste: surprising combination of power and softness, well structured with elegant and gentle tannins.
Wine Advocate(From 1999 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 158 on Apr-05