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Brunello di Montalcino

This wine is a deep ruby red with garnet tinges that intensify with age. It is great accompaniment to red meat, game, heavy sauces and aged cheese. It goes well with red meat, game, heavy sauces, and aged cheeses.

Made from 100% Sangiovese Grosso grapes, this wine is medium ruby red with tinges of purple. Estate bottled at Castelnuovo dell'Abate, a hamlet in Montalcino, Italy. The vineyard has a South West exposure. After harvest, the wine undergoes temperature controlled fermentation for 15 to 18 days, is aged in 60 gallon oak casks for 24 to 36 months and finally the flavors are allowed to marry in bottle for 6 to 9 months before leaving the winery. It goes very well with red meat, game, heavy sauces and aged cheese.

(Available in .750 L).



Tuscany's winemaking industry counts on one of the most noble and ancient traditions that predates the universally known Chianti wine that often springs to mind when this region is discussed. Long before the first Etruscans made their appearance, wild vines grew in abundance all over the sunny rolling hills of Tuscany.

The Etruscans are believed to have domesticated and bred the forbearers of such grapes as the Sangiovese and the Lambrusco from those early feral grapes. No matter where or how the first vines originated, grapes and the much sought after wines they were made into have been celebrated in local literature throughout all historic times of the region, and even farther back to the paintings and pottery decorations of those original ancient Etruscans.


Salvatore Ivan Italiano writes: If I were allowed only three words for describing this BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO, I would describe it as:  
1. Wood-aged 
2. Gracefully muscular 
3. Long-lived 
… and like the Montalcino land distinctive stumpy evergreen 
HOLM OAK, in Italian Language il leccio – that clings tenaciously to much of the MONTALCINO hill so does the wine with Its taste that lingers tenaciously to our tasting buds. We can only yearn for this BRUNELLO.    
MONTALCINO forms a rough twelve-mile square surrounded by three rivers: 
- THE OMBRONE RIVER in north and west side. 
- THE ORCIA RIVER in the south. 
- THE ASSO RIVER in the east. 
The resulting breaks and twists in the lay of the land often allow one vineyard an exposure to the sun that is in complete contrast with the vineyard next to it. The MONTALCINO land is too difficult to till, the character and the power of BRUNELLO GRAPE VARETY is inherent in this challenging aspect of the soil where it grows, and is an assembly of chalky clay; tufa; galestro or marl, a rock that crumbles on exposure to the air.
The Italian law requires that producers of BRUNELLO age their wines for a minimum of four years before releasing them. The same law requires that Riservas be aged for five years. 


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