Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2016

97 points James Suckling:  "Attractive aromas of cherry, dark mushroom, bark and walnut follow through to a full body with lots of ripe cherry and berry character in the center palate. Firm, chewy tannins draw you down the palate. Extremely long. Drink after 2023 and onwards."

18+ points Jancis Robinson: "Lustrous mid ruby. Brooding cherry fruit with top notes of spice, minerals and a hint of soy sauce. Gorgeous mouth-filling fruit with fantastic firm, chewy tannins. Succulent, perfumed raspberry notes on a gripping, tactile finish. Fantastic balance." (WS)

97 points Wine Enthusiast

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Vintage
2016

Wine typology
DOCG

Grape
Sangiovese

Vineyard altitude
300 m

Terroir
Lush field on the slopes of Montalcino, with strong clay and marl elements. Good ventilation and sun exposure ensures optimal ripeness each year.

Weather
A cold winter was followed by a relatively fresh spring, with occasional rainy spells, and balanced temperatures in the summer, with great temperature variations. Occasional bad weather never compromised the grape quality, but rather provided the plants with the perfect amount of rainwater, and led to no significant issues. A combination of fresh and dry nights in late ripening allowed us to achieve a perfect maturation.

Fermentation
spontaneous, on indegenous yeasts in tronic oak vats

Maceration
3 days at 12°C pre-fermentation, 30 days post-fermentation

Wood ageing
3 years 6 months in large Savonian oak barrels

Alcohol content
14,5°

Br16

Data sheet

Year
2016
Wine
Brunello Classico