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SOMMAVITE - Brunello di Montalcino

SOMMAVITE - Sangiovese - Brunello di Montalcino, ITALY

Brunello di Montalcino is the ultimate enological expression of an area with a longstanding wine tradition, it is produced with a special Sangiovese clone known as Brunello. The wine goes through an extended maceration period where color and flavor are extracted from the skins. Following fermentation the wine is then aged in Slavonian oak casks for a minimum period of 2 years that impart little oak flavor and generally produce a more round and austere wine. Brunello can be released to consumers from the 5th year after the harvest and after at least 4 months of refinement in bottle.

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VINEYARD

Castellani is one of the leading Italian private wineries owned by the Castellani Family that in 2018 celebrates the 115th Anniversary since the start of the export activity; today Castellani exports quality Italian wines to 46 countries in the world.

Montalcino has one of the warmest and driest climates in Tuscany with the grapes in the area ripening up to a week earlier than in nearby Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Chianti Classico. It is the most arid Tuscan DOCG, receiving an average annual rainfall of around 700 mm, in contrast to the Chianti region which receives an average of 900 mm. The town of Montalcino is a small medieval village located about 564 metres (1,850 ft) above sea level in the province of Siena. The wine district is centered to the northeast of the village in densely wooden and hilly terrain. Monte Amiata, the highest peak in Southern Tuscany, provides a sheltering influence from the southeast and tempers the region's climate and rainfall.

Wine facts

Label Notes:

Recognized as a “Four Star” vintage, our 2013 Sommavite Brunello exhibits the pure fruit of dark cherries, dried berries and flowers followed by a full-bodied yet silky finish. We suggest opening the bottle an hour in advance and matching with hearty cuisine.

Total Production:

8000

Winemakers:

Sabino Russo

Producer:

Castellani spa

Variant:

750 mL

Average Age of Vines:

20 years

Average Vineyard Altitude:

450 m

Density:

4500

Production:

60HL

Sustainably Farmed:

yes

Harvest Method:

manual

Sorting:

it is produced with a special Sangiovese clone known as Brunello.

Fermentation and Maceration:

The wine goes through an extended maceration period where color and flavor are extracted from the skins. Following fermentation the wine is then aged in Slavonian oak casks for a minimum period of 2 years that impart little oak flavor and generally produce a more round and austere wine.

Malolactic Fermentation:

Yes

Aging:

Aged in Slavonian oak casks for a minimum period of 2 years that impart little oak flavor and generally produce a more round and austere wine. Brunello can be released to consumers from the 5th year after the harvest and after at least 4 months of refinement in bottle.

Alcohol:

14%

Vintage:

2013

Country:

ITALY

Grape Varietal:

Sangiovese

SKU:

IT148

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