The Brunello di Montalcino is one of Italys most important and prestigious wines. The grapes are grown within the township of Montalcino and released four years after harvest.
Grapes: 100% Sangiovese Grosso.
Vinification: medium-length steeping on the skins, with temperature-controlled fermentation.
Finishing: three and a half years in Slovenian oak barrels, followed by a bottle aging period of at least six months in temperature controlled cellars.
Color: intense ruby red, with pale pomegranate highlights.
Bouquet: decisive, fine, broad and lingering with hints of vanilla, cherry, raspberry, and licorice.
Flavor: dry, warm, smooth, well-textured and lingering on the palate.
Alcohol: 13.50% by volume.
Serving temperature: 18-20°C, 64-66°F, in a decanter.
Gastronomy: great wine with roasts, grilled meats, wild game, and elaborate dishes, as well as rare T-bone steaks.