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Brunello di Montalcino 2008

Pietroso

Brunello di Montalcino is the company's top wine and is produced with 100% Sangiovese grapes. Since 1978, cultivated with extreme care and agronomic attention. After prolonged fermentation of the grapes on the skins, the wine matures for three years in Slavonian oak barrels of 30 hl. Afterwards, the wine ages at least for another six months in bottles before being released to the market. The wine is clear, with a ruby red color tending to a rather strong garnet. It has an intense perfume, persistent, characteristic and elegant, with hints of red fruit and light vanilla. The Brunello di Montalcino has a good structure taste with great tannins, an elegant and harmonic wine with a long aromatic persistence.

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Accompagnement
Roast red meat, game or mature cheese.

Availability: In stock

€35.90 *
0.75 Litres (47.87€/L)
PRICE INCL. VAT, EXCL. SHIPPING

Delivery time: 3-7 days

Complexity
Terroir and backbone

Vine
100% Sangiovese

Serving Temperature
18°C

Appellation
DOCG

Alcohol Percentage
14% vol.

The comment of our oenologist

Brunello di Montalcino is a blend of three vineyards, all growing above 400 m of altitude. Vigna Fornello provides the fruit volume and the fleshiness. Castelnuovo, a vineyard located above Sant'Antimo Abbey, adds the tannic and classic components due to the particularly dry and Mediterranean area. Growing on terracings with a south-west exposure at an altitude of 500 m, Pietroso contributes the thin perfumes and the acid strength. The blend of these three vineyards is a complete wine, with such a balance that it seems to supersede the limits of the Brunello. Classic in its cut, however not overblown, nor oxydative like many other wines of the same denomination.

Details

Winery
Pietroso

Region
Toscana

Terroir
Vineyard in three different areas of the municipality Montalcino, a balanced product even in vintages with particular climatic conditions. Very suitable terroirs, rich in cancass, high quality grapes due to the constant and careful manual work, the green pruning and the thinning-out of the clusters. The altitude varies from 350 to 450 m over sea level; this allows a gradual maturation of the grapes, in order to in the nowadays ever warmer and dryer summers prolong the beginning of the harvest to the first week of October. Soil rich in clay and marl. Windy and dry weather, excellent sun exposure, and an extremely favorable microclimate.
Grape variety
100% Sangiovese

Cultivation Method
Double spur cordon. 4000/5000 stems per hectare. Production of 80 q grapes/hectare.
Vinification & Aging
Manual harvest in the first week of October. Spontaneous fermentation with indigenous yeasts. Maceration at a temperature of 30/33°C for approximately 20 days, with frequent pumping over and pressing. Aging: 36 months in oak barrels with a capacity of 30 hl plus 6 months in the bottle.
Analytical Data
Vintage 2008: 17.000 bottles. Alcohol: 14% vol.
Longevity
Great longevity.

To Decant
Please decant in a thin stream.

Allergenic Information
Contains Sulfites
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