BRUNELL0 DI MONTALCINO

  • Denomination: Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
  • Main vines: Brunello di Montalcino

  • Minimum proof: 12.5 degrees

CHARACTERISTICS

  • Color:Ruby red, acquires orange highlights with time

  • Bouquet: Full, elegant, very harmonious, with traces which remind one of vanilla or of small fruits

  • Flavour: Dry, full-bodied, with perfect balance of the components; slightly tannic, but never awkward

SERVICE

  •  Temperature: 18° C

  • Serve with Important dishes based on red meat like: braised, stewed, pot roasts, as well as with salmi and "civet"

The Brunello from Montalcino is a grand red wine, noble and seductive, which is born in the heart of the hills around Siena.
The Brunello di Montalcino is a unique case. It is one of the most important in the world with an exact date and place of birth and, even more rare, a royal author and inventor. It is true that the wines of Montalcino were noted in the English court in the seventeenth century, but these wines were white. In fact, they came from the Moscadello grape and were not comparable to today's Brunello, a noble wine with a great personality.
The creation of the famous vineyards in Montalcino and the consequent Brunello was the work of one man, Ferruccio Biondi-Santi, whose patient efforts, first in the vineyard and then in the wine cellar, first brought this wine to light in 1888.
It was the first Italian wine to obtain the DOC guarantee. The most highly valued bottles are compared to the French "gran cru".
Brunello is a sub-variation of the "sangiovese" vine, the vine from which the most important Tuscan red wines are made.
How can we explain the sublime quality of the wines found here? It is, simply put, the perfect maturation which the "sangiovese" achieves in this area. The combination  of   warmth  and  light  which  gives  the Brunello
  fullness,  richness  and   intensity  with

which few other sangiovese wines can compete. The Brunello is the only Tuscan wine whose "sangiovese" was always historically bottled alone. The Brunello is a particularly strong wine for its high grade of alcohol and for its long ageing time, which regardless of the prescriptions of the head of production is, in many cases, more than ten years.