Brunello Riserva
96 WS
Tasting Notes:
Aromas of dark fruit and porcini mushroom turning to cigar box and dried flowers. Full-bodied, with masses of fruit and chewy tannins. Really powerful and long.


Grape:
Sangiovese


Vineyards:
Made from 100% Sangiovese grapes from a specific clone called “Brunello” in the town of Montalcino. Situated in the southwestern part of Tuscany the town of Montalcino sits on a ridge about 400 feet above the Eastern plain. During the harvest selected grapes are picked by hand and placed in small crates with holes for ventilation. They are unloaded directly into the de-stemmer and fall gently into the vats thanks to the cellar, exploiting the force of gravity.


Vinification process:
Intense extraction in contact with the marcs with frequent pump-overs during the initial fermentation. Great attention is paid to temperature control and the temperature never exceeds 33°C (92°F) and is allowed to descend gradually before the separation of the wine and the marcs.


Aging process:


Main aromas and flavors:
Dark fruit and porcini mushroom turning to cigar box and dried flowers.


Alcohol Contents:
14% vol.


History Awards:
2004 96 points Wine Spectator’s
2004 92 points Wine Enthusiast
2007 91 Parker
2006 88 Parker
2005 92 Parker



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