Brunello di Montalcino is surely one of the most well-known and treasured wines in the world. It is a red wine of extraordinary elegance and concentration obtained from a long aging process. It has a full and ethereal fragrance with hints of wild berries, black cherry, and vanilla.
Production Area: Montalcino township.
Variety of the grapes: Pure Sangiovese
Ground: Medium mixture with remarkable skeleton presence.
Height: 300 m above sea level
Harvest period: from October 1st to October 15th
Quantity harvested: Grapes: 3,5 t/ha Wine: 20 hl/ha
The grapes were cut and pressed, then the fermentation process takes
place. The grape peels and the must fermentation lasts about 30 days.
Racked off the wine is stored in containers in tempered rooms, in
order to help the malolactic fermentation.
Aging: 42 months, a part in Slovenian oak barrels and a part in French oak barriques.
Bottle aging: Minimum 8 months before selling the wine on the market.
Average annual production: Only best vintages app. 2.000
Alc. by Vol.: 14%