Brunello di Montalcino DOCG - Seconda Stella a Destra

Seconda Stella a Destra

This exceptional Brunello is produced in a few bottles exclusively in the best vintages. THEY SAY ABOUT US: Seconda Stella a Destra wafts up with a remarkably pretty bouquet, sweet smoke, and autumnal spices giving way to dusty dried cherries and hints of pine. This is cool-toned yet creamy in feel, delivering a dense wave of ripe red and black fruits offset by a twang of sour citrus. It tapers off structured and long while residual acids maintain a lovely freshness. La Togata found a beautiful balance with the 2017 Seconda Stella a Destra, which was totally unexpected for this vintage. - Eric Guido for VINOUS.

Grape variety: Sangiovese Grosso 100%.

Colour: Intense red ruby with garnet hues, clear.

Bouquet: The nose is deep, with enveloping aromas of red fruits, tobacco leather, balsamic, and pepper.

Taste: On the palate rather austere, structured, rich, with an excellent acidity and great tannin. It closes with a very long finish.

Alcohol: 14.5%

Serving Suggestions:

Succulent dishes, red meats, game and aged cheeses. Perfect as a meditation wine.

Preferably served in a Grand Ballon at 18°C.

Ageing: 24 months in Slavonian oak 18 hl, Tonneaux 24 months, plus 12 months of ageing in bottle.

Production Area: The grapes of this unique Brunello stem from an exasperated selection of the grapes, both during lightening the bunches in July, both during the harvest, usually late in mid-October. The average number of clusters allocated to this Brunello is about 2 to 5. A further selection is carried out manually in the cellar in the pre-fermentation phase. The fermentation is particularly slow and long in order to allow the highest extraction of color and tannins. The entire process takes between 25 and 32 days and takes place in vats Slavonian oak wood, and the "affondatura" of the cap formed by the marc is done manually about 5 times per giorno.Il wine is passed, after the racking, immediately in casks of 3.5 hl. The roasting of the tonneau is average on the funds.

Soil: Tuffaceous clay, very rich in skeleton.

Training System: Bilateral and balanced cordon.

Annual production: 10.000 bottles (best vintages only).

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