Grape variety: Sangiovese 100%.
Color: Very deep ruby red with garnet nuances, clear.
Aroma: Ethereal with intense and complex bouquet.
Taste: Powerful in the body, important in structure, austere and tannic. Smooth with a peppery, leathery aftertaste.
Red meat, seasoned cheeses, and traditional salami.
Preferably served in a Ballon glass at 18°C.
Ageing: In Slavonian oak Barrels for 3 years and bottle refining for a further 12 months.
Vineyard: The Vineyards are in the hills of Montalcino, at different heights and with a sun exposure until sunset. The age of the Vineyards from which we select the rapes destined to produce Brunello is more than 23 years. Average altitude of the Vineyards: 250 mt s.l.m.
Production System: The Vineyards are subject to a double thinning of bunches and, during Harvest, the average criterion of choice is, in good Vintages, three bunches of five. The grapes thus obtained are further selected in the cellar, where they are processed according to the old tradition. It proceeds to intense extraction in the early stages of fermentation, followed by long quiescent maceration on the marc; the maximum temperature is raised up to 33 °C and maintained at high values until the racking.
Soil: Tuffaceous clay, very rich in skeleton.
Training System: Bilateral and balanced cordon.
Annual production: Around 45.000 bottles.