Brunello di Montalcino Riserva D.O.C.G.
Production Area: Montalcino
Mixed Grapes: 100% Sangiovese Grosso
Terrain: the soil formed through several geological eras and now has got a wide variety of minerals; there are areas rich in limestone mixed up with sand made by schist of limestone and clay. mostly clayey areas and less sandy. areas formed thanks to sediment tran- sport (alluvium)
Growing system: spurred cordon with dug soil.
Density: 3500 vines/hectare
Altitude: 500 metres
Microclimate: The climate is typically mediterrane- an, with showers concentrated in autumn and spring. The middle hill area is frequently windy, which is ide- al to keep the vines healthy. The climate is generally mild, with a high rate of sunny days during the whole vegetative phase: these conditions guarantee a gra- dual and complete ripening of the grapes
Production Process: Manual harvest when the grapes are perfectly ripe. alcoholic fermentation with controlled temperature (26°C) for about 15 days on the skins. malolactic fermentation in steel vats. Re- fining in 2500lt Slavonian oak barrels for 48 months and in 225 lt French oak barrels for 20 months. Fur- ther refining in bottles for 6 months before the sale
Organoleptic properties: Colour – intense ruby red with reflections verging to garnet-red; Bouquet – elegant, lingering, with hints of cherry fruit and spices; Taste – lingering, well-balanced, with a long finish.
Alcoholic Gradation: 14,0% VOL
Serving temperature: 22°C
Pairings: seasoned cheeses, red meat, game.