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Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2012
Montalcino is a small medieval village in the province of Siena (Tuscany). Brunello di Montalcino is one of the oldest DOCG wines of Italy made entirely from Sangiovese Grosso (Brunello), which is a particular clone that performs particularly well in the warmer and drier Montalcino area. Il Bosco di Grazia, located on the southwest side of Montalcino, is a small family-run winery that is dedicated to the cultivation of their vineyards, and careful selection of the best grapes, allowing us to obtain this precious gem. This vintage is one of the best of the past 20 years - rated 96 points by Wine Spectator.
Deep ruby red with garnet, bright color. The wine opens with fruity aromas, especially blueberries and blackberries, in which are well integrated spicy elements such as cloves and thyme, enriched with minerals on the finish. In the mouth it has a great structure and fine tannins. Finish is pleasantly cool.
Excellent year for the quality of the grapes. Spring was characterized by abundant rainfall which allowed a good supply of groundwater. The summer months were warm and sunny, with very few rains. The Sangiovese plant showed all its resilience by allowing the grapes to ripen properly and to have a concentration of sugars and excellent polyphenols. This vintage was rated five stars by the Consorzio del Vino Brunello.
This wine originates from the best Sangiovese grapes produced on 5.5 Ha on the estate. After the harvest the grapes go through fermentation in temperature-controlled (<32° C) steel vats for 12 days, maceration 30 days. Aged for 36 months minimum in medium Slavonian oak barrels from which the wine acquires its fragrances and that elegance which is expressed in the glass. After aging in wood, the wine is bottled and refined for a minimum 12 months then released on the market not earlier than 5 years after the harvest.
Food Pairing Notes
Pairs well with grilled or stewed red meat, game and mature cheeses.