BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO DOCG - RIPAE
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Italy , Toscana
SENSORY CHARACTERISTICS: intense ruby red colour with garnet highlights. Clean, sophisticated, intense and complex aroma, rich in evolved overtones, with hints of anise, ripe wild berries and a light touch of vanilla. Warm with supple tannins, great structure, good length and considerable aging capacity.
TUSCANY Region Name: Ripae BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO Denomination: Brunello di Montalcino D.O.C.G. DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA E GARANTITA 2006 Grapes: 100% Sangiovese Alcohol: 13.5% by vol. AREA: various vineyards located in the municipality of Montalcino with north-west/southeast exposure at approximately 350 m a.s.l. Soil composition: jasper and shale Training system: spurred cordon with 5,500 plants/ha. Harvest: manual in cases in the second half of October VINIFICATION AND AGING: fermentation and maceration for at least 20 days, based on the lot, at a controlled temperature of <30░C. Maturation for 12 months in new and used French oak barriques (Allier), followed by 12 months in large oak barrels from Slavonia. Then bottle aged for at least six months. Serving temperature: 18/20░C