Brunello Di Montalcino 2010
Brunello di Montalcino is the “King” of the italian wines. It is obtained in a very small hilly area of southern Tuscany, highly suitable for obtaining wines of the highest level, present in all the most important restaurants in the world.
Montalcino is one of the most beautiful places in Tuscany; It is located 40 km south of Siena, in a spectacular position that receives the warmth of the Tyrrhenian Sea and is sheltered from the cold winds by both Monte Amiata, an ancient volcano and Monte Cetona where ancient human settlements of the Palaeolithic are found.
By the end of World War II, Brunello di Montalcino had developed a reputation as one of Italy’s rarest wines.
Montalcino has one of the warmest and driest climates in Tuscany with the grapes in the area ripening up to a week earlier than in nearby Montepulciano. It is the most arid Tuscan DOCG, receiving an average annual rainfall of around 700 mm, in contrast to the Chianti region which receives an average of 900 mm. As with all of the Northern Hemisphere, the north-facing slopes receive fewer hours of sunlight and are generally cooler than the south-facing slopes. Thus, vineyards planted on the north-facing slopes ripen more slowly and tend to produce wines that are racier and more aromatic. Vineyards on the southern and western slopes receive more intense exposure to sunlight and more maritime winds which produces wines with more power and complexity. The top producers in the area have vineyards on both slopes, and make use of a blend of both styles.
Brunello 2010 has a full and harmonius aroma, with plum and blackberry notes. Very fine wood presence. It presents as supple and balanced on the palate with a persistent and strong wood fruit back-taste. Suggested food pairings include grilled meats, noble game, pastas with gravy and tomato sauce, and aged cheeses. It is better if drunk after 5 years from the harvest. It matures until 15th years. During this period, we suggest to keep the bottle in a dark ambience with temperature of 13-15 °C. It is absolutely necessary to lay down the bottle. If you love the Brunello di Montalcino, we suggest to try also our Campolese 2011
Blend: Sangiovese 100% – Certified
Aged: 4 years – a minimum of 2 years in french oak barrel with size 3000 litres
Refinement: 4 months in bottle
Alcohol by Volume: 13,50%
Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C / 64-68 °F
Average annual production: 2.000 bottles lt 0,750