Casanuova delle Cerbaie - Brunello di Montalcino 2011

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The Grape:
Brunello, a diminutive of Bruno (brown), is the name that was given locally to what was believed to be an individual grape variety grown in Montalcino. In 1879 the Province of Siena's Amphelographic Commission determined, after a few years of controlled experiments, that Sangiovese Grosso and Brunello were the same grape variety, and that the former should be its designated name.
Winemaking:
Manual selection of the grapes in perforated boxes, delicately discharged directly onto the vibrating table which allows the grapes to be dosed evenly, facilitating the staff who will go through the manual selection on the sorting table. 6 employees carefully check the grapes, so as to be able to remove unwanted components, such as spoiled, unripe grapes and bunches, leaves and foreign bodies before reaching the destemmer hopper. During vinification there is an intense extraction with frequent pumping over in the initial stages of fermentation, followed by long, quiescent maceration on the skins. Accurate temperature control, the maximum of which is raised to 31 degrees centigrade and allowed to freely drop until
racking.
Tasting Notes:
This powerhouse Brunello shows notes of raspberry, tart cherries, and violets, marked by silky tannins and a lasting finish. The color is intense ruby red with garnet notes.The aroma is enveloping and intense, ethereal with fruity notes, well blended with the sweet woods with which it is refined.

Country: Italy
Region: Toscana
Appellation: Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Grape Variety: Sangiovese Grosso 100%

  

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