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BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO RISERVA DOCG 2012

BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO RISERVA DOCG 2012

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The Brunello Riserva is practically a magical wine, because it can challenge time, and live decades, even centuries sometimes. At Casato it has been made only 8 times during the last 11 years. The production of Brunello Riserva depends on the climate, the rainfall and the sun, mostly during August and September. It is possible to know right from the tasting of the grapes, this is when the picking dates are chosen. If in the vineyards there are Sangiovese grapes of extraordinary quality then it is possible to produce the Brunello Riserva.
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CHARACTERISTICS:
Designation Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Grape Types 100% Sangiovese
Region Tuscany (Italy)
Alcohol content 14.5%
Bottle Size 75 cl Bottle
Grape Harvest Small clusters with regular ripening. Grapes seeds completely lignified. The harvest was manual, with a careful selection of the grapes, after two women on the sorting table discarded the defected berries
Vinification
In stainless steel truncated cone shaped vats, each individually temperature controlled and open on top, so as to vinify without the use of pumps. The alcoholic fermentation went regularly with spontaneously low temperatures. It lasted 16 days and was then followed by 20 days of maceration.
Aging
5 -7 hl small French oak tonneaux produced by 5 artisans who assure manual production. The type of oak, charring and dimension of the barrels has been specifically chosen based on the character of the wine. There has been no filtering before bottling
Home ageing 30 years and more. Keep the bottles lying down in a dark and cool place. Have the corks changed in Donatella Cinelli Colombini’s winery, a certified operation to be done 20 years from bottling
SKU: brunelloriserva-2012-colombini Category:

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Weight 7 kg
Dimensions 26 × 16 × 32 cm
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Sommelier's Description

Colour Bright and intense ruby red.  The slow movement in the glass
emphasize the structure and richness of the wine.
Scent Extraordinarily fine and complex. The ripe red fruit mixes with spicy and exotic notes.
Taste Of great impact with silky tannins and a solid structure where acidity is well balanced with rich and abundant fruit. Harmonious in its vertical elegance, well expressed.

Lasts pleasantly in the mouth

Brunello Riserva is made for a lengthy ageing. This means that it must have a tannic and acidic structure able to preserve it in time. To balance these characteristics and make it pleasing even when young it is necessary that there be richness in fruit (polyphenols) that give aroma and balance the power. The Brunello Riserva 2012 has all these top quality characteristics.

In the 2012 vintage the total production was of only 6.600 bottles.

RATINGS

  • 95 Vinous – Antonio Galloni
  • 93 Wine Enthusiast
  • 93 Wine Advocate – Robert Parker
  • 92 Wine Spectator
  • 92 James Suckling
  • 17/20 Jancis Robinson

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