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A Brunello of great personality, where the nose plays on the tones of small ...

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A Brunello of great personality, where the nose plays on the tones of small red fruits of undergrowth, with floral touches of carnation and officinal hints of thyme. Closing on dried spices, cinnamon above all. Salty mouth, iodized tannins. On the finish, scents of undergrowth are returning

Luca Gardini

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Brunello di Montalcino Sheet vintage 2016

Controlled designation of origin

Description

Sheet vintage 2016

CLIMATE : The vintage developed clear, net and fragrant scents, a strong acidic structure which guarantees long ageing, and an intense and bright colour. After a rainy spring, the autumn was very hot during the day and cool at night, an excursion that made the grapes particularly rich in acidity, color and perfumes. The harvest was perfect, one of the most beautiful in recent years. In May and June the weather was cool, with good rainfall, while in summer the heat was balanced, not excessive
CONSORZIO DEL BRUNELLO RATING: 5 stars

HARVEST TIME: : first and second week of October

GRAPE: 100% sangiovese grosso

VINIFICATION: 5000 plants per hectare, cordon-trained and spur-pruned; fermentation in stainless steel at a controlled temperature with racking and delestage, maceration 21-25 days;

AGEING: 24 months in wood, French and Slavonian oak barrels from 30 to 60 hl
PRODUCTION: 170.000 bottles
ANALYSIS: ANALISI CHIMICHE: Alcool svolto(%): 14,067 Acidità totale (g/lt.): 5,6, Acidità volatile (g/lt.):0,52, SO2 Totale (mg/lt.): 70 SO2 libera (mg/lt.) 218 pH: 3,60, Estratto secco netto (g/lt.) 31,4

DESCRIPTION: A wealth of fruit yet remains fresh and vivid with blueberry and black cherry character. Some bark and dried earth. Full body, integrated tannins and a flavorful finish. J. S.

GASTRONOMIC ACCOMPANIMENTS: : the elegance and harmonic body of the wine permit its combination with many complex and complicated dishes such as red meat, feathered and furry game also accompanied by mushrooms or truffles.
Brunello, in addition, is excellent with cheeses: aged tomes, parmesan, Tuscan pecorino. It also makes an excellent combination with meat dishes of international cuisine or with complicated sauces. Because of its characteristics, Brunello is also a pleasant meditation wine