Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Riserva 2012

€120.00
No tax

96 points James Suckling: "I love the way the deep, dusty nose opens up as this aerates, revealing very ripe red fruits, and only just a hint of dried fruits. The licorice and dried flowers follow. The huge dry tannins enable this concentrated and elegant wine to easily carry all the power and push the finish out a really long way."

17.5/20 points Jancis Robinson:"Lifted cherry nose and a fragrant cherry and raspberry palate of almost cool-climate character. Firm tannins framing medium-bodied cool fruit. Long and focused ..."

Quantity

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Vintage
2012

Wine typology
DOCG

Grape
Sangiovese

Vineyard altitude
450 m

Terroir
South facing vineyard at 450 metres. Sandy loam and volcanic soil mix, with marl veins.

Weather
A cold winter was followed by a mild spring, with adequate rainfall. Summer arrived hot and early, and the vines became very vigorous. Grapes ripened uniformly, albeit quite fast. In late summer, however, hot, dry days followed by cold nighttime temperatures slowed the ripening down, and ensured the quality of polyphenols and acidity. We harvested at the beginning of October.

Fermentation
spontaneous, on indigenous wild yeasts, in tronic oak vats

Maceration
3 days at 12°C pre-fermentation, 50 days post-fermentation

Wood ageing
6 months in french barriques followed by 4 years in large Slavonian oak barrels

Production
4800 bottles

Alcohol content
14.5 %

Br12R

Data sheet

Year
2012
Wine
Riserva