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Brunello di Montalcino D.O.C.G. Riserva 1999

Organoleptic Characteristics


Color


Very intense and deep ruby/purple red, which shows great concentration.

Bouquet

Extremely attractive nose, with hints of ripe red fruits, blackcurrant aromas, leather and licorice. Full, warm, very well developed and persistent.

Taste

Big, firm, warm and very well structured, with loads of ripe fruit. Dense, yet silky and smooth, greatly balanced and with an extremely long finish. This wine has a great aging potential.

Technical Characteristics

Grape Variety

Sangiovese 100%

Alcohol by volume

13,73%

Net Dry Extract

33,60 g/liter

Total Acidity (in Tartaric Acid)

5,80 g/liter

Volatile Acidity (in Acetic Acid)

0,66 g/liter

Soil Characteristics

With Eocene origins, rich in clay, which ensures a perfect drainage.

Vinification

In 80-hectoliter stain-less steel tanks, truncated-cone shaped, at controlled temperature, which never exceeds 32C. First fermentation lasted 17 days. Thanks to the particular technical characteristics of these tanks, which also have a completely removable lid, the punch-down system is used, instead of the pump-over procedure, in order to achieve a better and gentler extraction, avoiding the use of pumps

Aging

64 months in total, of which 42 in wood. The Riserva refines the first 12 months in new French 500-liter oak tonneaux and then another 30 months in the traditional Slavonian oak barrels (capacity 37-55.00 hl.)

Bottle-aging

Minimum 18 months of bottle aging before its release (end of January 2005). The wine was bottled in late May 2003.

Winemaker

Carlo Ferrini

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