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Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
The delicate pink juice of the tiny, nearly black-skinned Brunello grape yields a dark, purple-red wine which is characterized by extraordinary concentration, elevated acidity and enormous tannic extract. The wine is typically closed and quite austere when young, often backward and unapproachable. Generally considered to be young at ten years in an average vintage, Brunello di Montalcino's proponents contend that the best vintages can easily surpass a century and still remain in their prime.
"The 2004 Brunello di Montalcino reveals gorgeous depth, richness and density in its dark red fruit, tobacco and licorice. Sweet floral notes ring out on the long, refined finish. This is a medium-bodied style of Brunello that can be enjoyed now or cellared for those who prefer the more tertiary aromas and flavors that will develop in bottle. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2019.
The Wine Advocate
"Tenute Silvio Nardi offers a subdued and elegant interpretation of Brunello with classic aromas of ripe berry, plums, black cherry, spice and lingering minerality. The feel in the mouth is streamlined and tight and this well-focused wine promises to pair with handmade pasta and gnocchi. "
In 1950, Silvio Nardi, father of the present owners, driven by his personal passion for wines, bought Casale del Bosco Estate, located in Montalcino. The family business was previously represented by the Nardi Company since 1895 - a very important building construction company for the farm industry machineries, which was located and still is in Umbria.
In 1985 Emilia Nardi,...Read More About *
One of the most important wine regions in Italy, Tuscany is home to the cities of Florence and Siena, the districts of Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, and the wineries of Sassicaia, Tignanello and Ornellaia. Tuscany is also home to the indigenous Italian grape variety, Sangiovese. Most of the wine coming from Tuscany is made from some clone of this...Read More About Tuscany
Sangiovese (SAHN-gee-oh-VAY-zee) Blood of Jove (literally translated) The principal grape of Chianti - in fact, the principle grape of all of Tuscany - has had its ups and downs. For a stint in the 70s and 80s, wines labeled Chianti contained cheap red wine packaged in a straw casked bottle, most popular for the candle holder it would become. But no more. Sangiovese re...Read More About Sangiovese
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