Over 170 hectares of estate vineyards in the southern hill area of Montalcino. Altitude: 220 meters above sea level. Position: Hillside.
The meticulous grape selection (yield not exceeding 6 metric tons/ha) is followed by vinification in temperature-controlled Horizon hybrid stainless steel & wood tanks, with skin contact for 10-12 days. The wine ages for 2 years in various sizes oak barrels, 350-liter barriques, and 60- and 120 hl barrels; the wine is subsequently aged in bottle for an additional 8-12 months before release.
A "classic" of our production, this Brunello di Montalcino is obtained with clones of Sangiovese selected after 20 years of research on this unique grape and is aged in French oak barrels of 350 lt as well as in 60-120 hl Slavonian barrels. The most aristocratic combination of Montalcino tradition with winemaking modernity.
Best of Class Italian
Platinum - 95
91 – Daily Wine Picks
90 – Daily Wine Picks
Silver Medal- Recommended – 16,5
3 stars (recommended) Bronze Medal – World Wine Awards
3 bottiglie - 16
4 bottiglie - 16,5
94 - #3 – Top 100 Wines of 2002
Primo nella categoria vini rossi secchi e tranquilli DOCG
menzione di Bob Hosman
menzione di Arthur Levin
menzione di Paul Lukacs
Selezionato da "I Migliori Vini d'Italia"
Deep red color, with a bit of garnet. The scent is pleasant and complex, with hints of plum, ripe cherry and red fruits, well integrated with notes of licorice and tobacco. On the palate is full, with a powerful and elegant structure and soft and harmonious tannins. The finish is very persistent.