BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO RISERVA DOCG 2012

BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO RISERVA DOCG 2012

$120.00 Regular Price
$96.00Sale Price

RISERVA DI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO D.O.C.G.

 

EXTREMELY LIMITED AVAILABILITY AGED 5 YEARS IN FRENCH OAK CASKS

 

This 2012 Brunello Riserva is still very young and will need few more years to mature in bottle. It will reach its peak in several years from now ( probably not before 2025) If you plan to drink it now please use a decanter and leave the wine in there for at least 2 hours before start drinking it.  3 or 4  hours would be better.

If you enjoy Sangiovese Grosso and  Brunello di Montalcino and are willing to wait to drink this or accept the difficulties of a young RISERVA this is a wine for you.

It is not a wine that shows right away, it needs time. if you are in a rush, don't buy it.  STERZA Amarone and GLORIA primitivo will serve yo better and save some $$.

 

It is a complex wine, with a sophisticated structure that shows up more after few hours that the bottle is open. That is the beauty and the issues with wines from Montalcino. They will give you an extremely complex structure that experts love but it will require some time and skills.

This is a wine with a ruby ​​red color tending to garnet and with an enthralling aroma, with a prevalence of tertiary notes declined on chocolate and tobacco, with balsamic tones and ethereal hints. Full and robust body, with tannins of great importance.

 

For patient lovers of Sangiovese Grosso.

 

Production area: Castelnuovo dell’Abate – 365 m above the sea level.Soil charateristic: Limestone rich in stone marlGrapes: 100% SangiovesePlanting density: 5.500 plants/HaVineyard b. sistem: Spur prunedAverage yeld: about 40 years older.Alcohol: 14,50%Vinification: Only in the best vintages, after a careful selection and hand harvesting of the grapes, start the fermentation at a controlled temperature and maceration of about 20 days with indigenous yeasts, followed by malolactic fermentation.Aging: 5 years in french oak caskBottle-aging: 8 monthsColour: Intense garned red colourBouquet: Intense and powerful, rich in aromas, blackberry and blueberry combined with tertiary aromas, hints of chocolate,tobacco, balsamic, ethereal.Taste: Powerful tannins, harmonious and helegant, wine of extreme logevity.Pair with: Meditation wine