BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2016

DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA E GARANTITA

FRANCO-PACENTI_Brunello-di-Montalcino-1000

Grape varietal: 100% Sangiovese Grosso also known as “Brunello” in Montalcino

Vinification: medium-long fermentation on pomace, with frequent pumping of the wine over the cap, maximum temperature left to rise freely up to 30°C

Ageing in wood: more than 30 months in medium-large Slavonian and French oak barrels

Refinement in bottle: more than the required minimum of 4 months, in compliance with the production discipline, in airconditioned rooms

Colour: intense ruby red tending towards garnet

Bouquet: floral, fruity, intense with underwood tones

Taste: great structure, elegant and harmonius extremely persistent

Food pairings: red meat and game stews, seasoned cheeses. Open the bottle at least two hours before to let the wine breathe. Serve at 18° C in large crystal glasses

First vintage produced: 1966

Size bottles produced:

600 – 375 ml

13414 – 0.75

100 – 1.5

Climate conditions: A moderate winter and a hot april anticipate in 15 days the maturation of grapes, than a cooler temperature and rain in may and june moisturize the soil. Summertime was instead hot but not so much, with a perfect temperature excursion between day and night in the first half of september that facilitate a faster maturation and a good sugar stenght of grapes, rich in acidity, colors and parfums, starting the harvest in the late september.  A great vintage, with a particular charme.

Vintage rating:

(Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino)

BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2015

DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA E GARANTITA

FRANCO-PACENTI_Brunello-di-Montalcino-1000

Grape varietal: 100% Sangiovese Grosso also known as “Brunello” in Montalcino

Vinification: medium-long fermentation on pomace, with frequent pumping of the wine over the cap, maximum temperature left to rise freely up to 30°C

Ageing in wood: more than 30 months in medium-large Slavonian and French oak barrels

Refinement in bottle: more than the required minimum of 4 months, in compliance with the production discipline, in airconditioned rooms

Colour: intense ruby red tending towards garnet

Bouquet: floral, fruity, intense with underwood tones

Taste: great structure, elegant and harmonius extremely persistent

Food pairings: red meat and game stews, seasoned cheeses. Open the bottle at least two hours before to let the wine breathe. Serve at 18° C in large crystal glasses

First vintage produced: 1966

Size bottles produced:

750 ml – 24.000 bottles

1500 ml – 250 bottles

3000 ml – 50 bottles

5000 ml – 10 bottles

Climate conditions: A perfect result in climate, 2015 was an excellent vintage, in terms of quality and quantity. A rainy spring gives to the vines the perfect amount of water to face high summer temperatures. Few rainfalls at the end of july give us a help. In september, thanks to good excursion between day and night, we reached extremely elegant parfums. A great vintage to remember.

Vintage rating:

(Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino)

BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2014

DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA E GARANTITA

Brunello-2014-piccola

Grape varietal: 100% Sangiovese Grosso also known as “Brunello” in Montalcino

Vinification: medium-long fermentation on pomace, with frequent pumping of the wine over the cap, maximum temperature left to rise freely up to 30°C

Ageing in wood: more than 30 months in medium-large Slavonian and French oak barrels

Refinement in bottle: more than the required minimum of 4 months, in compliance with the production discipline, in airconditioned rooms

Colour: intense ruby red tending towards garnet

Bouquet: floral, fruity, intense with underwood tones

Taste: great structure, elegant and harmonius extremely persistent

Food pairings: red meat and game stews, seasoned cheeses. Open the bottle at least two hours before to let the wine breathe. Serve at 18° C in large crystal glasses

First vintage produced: 1966

Size bottles produced:

1500 ml – 50 bottles

750 ml – 15.966 bottles

375 ml – 1.200 bottles

Climate conditions: Very rainy and hot winter, without any snow and frosts events, opposite spring with a lot of rainfalls and a cold climate brought to a very late ripening. Summer was cold, with a lot of rainfalls and some hailstorms in specific areas of the hill. A difficult climate moment where producers worked hard with treatments to protect plant health and manage the canopy and leaves. A so late veraison compared to the past, brought to the harvest in the late september.

Vintage rating:

(Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino)

BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2013

DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA E GARANTITA

Brunello-13-1

Grape varietal: 100% Sangiovese Grosso also known as “Brunello” in Montalcino

Vinification: medium-long fermentation on pomace, with frequent pumping of the wine over the cap, maximum temperature left to rise freely up to 30°C

Ageing in wood: more than 30 months in medium-large Slavonian and French oak barrels

Refinement in bottle: more than the required minimum of 4 months, in compliance with the production discipline, in airconditioned rooms

Colour: intense ruby red tending towards garnet

Bouquet: floral, fruity, intense with underwood tones

Taste: great structure, elegant and harmonius extremely persistent

Food pairings: red meat and game stews, seasoned cheeses. Open the bottle at least two hours before to let the wine breathe. Serve at 18° C in large crystal glasses

First vintage produced: 1966

Size bottles produced:

1500 ml – 100 bottles | 750 ml – 14.581 bottles

| 375 ml – 1.104 bottles

Climate conditions: Regular rainfalls and cold winter brought a constant vegetative phase in time, keep on with a fresh summer and good temperature excursions, that facilitate a slow ripening of grapes, reating the perfect conditions for a traditional harvest in the late september. 2013 was one of the latest vintages with a constant climate, pretty siilar to vintages of the’90s.

Vintage rating:

(Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino)

BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2012

DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA E GARANTITA

Brunello-12

Grape varietal: 100% Sangiovese Grosso also known as “Brunello” in Montalcino

Vinification: medium-long fermentation on pomace, with frequent pumping of the wine over the cap, maximum temperature left to rise freely up to 30°C

Ageing in wood: more than 30 months in medium-large Slavonian and French oak barrels

Refinement in bottle: more than the required minimum of 4 months, in compliance with the production discipline, in airconditioned rooms

Colour: intense ruby red tending towards garnet

Bouquet: floral, fruity, intense with underwood tones

Taste: great structure, elegant and harmonius extremely persistent

Food pairings: red meat and game stews, seasoned cheeses. Open the bottle at least two hours before to let the wine breathe. Serve at 18° C in large crystal glasses

First vintage produced: 1966

Size bottles produced:

1500 ml – 127 bottles | 750 ml – 18.179 bottles

| 375 ml – 1.800 bottles

Climate conditions: A vintage pretty unusual for Brunello, with a hot winter compared to local average temperatures and a lot of snow at the end of the season that put to the test buds risking frosts. After a constant spring temperature, vines suffered a hot and dry summertime without rains until august, reacting thanks to water reserves of february snowfalls. After a hot late august and good temperature excursions between day and night, the harvest was in time in september.

Vintage rating:

(Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino)

BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2011

DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA E GARANTITA

Canalicchio-BRUNELLO-2009-400x700 copia

Grape varietal: 100% Sangiovese Grosso also known as “Brunello” in Montalcino

Vinification: medium-long fermentation on pomace, with frequent pumping of the wine over the cap, maximum temperature left to rise freely up to 30°C

Ageing in wood: more than 30 months in medium-large Slavonian and French oak barrels

Refinement in bottle: more than the required minimum of 4 months, in compliance with the production discipline, in airconditioned rooms

Colour: intense ruby red tending towards garnet

Bouquet: floral, fruity, intense with underwood tones

Taste: great structure, elegant and harmonius extremely persistent

Food pairings: red meat and game stews, seasoned cheeses. Open the bottle at least two hours before to let the wine breathe. Serve at 18° C in large crystal glasses

First vintage produced: 1966

Size bottles produced:

1500 ml – 70 bottles | 750 ml – 17.726 bottles

| 375 ml – 1.530 bottles

Climate conditions: A lots of rains falls in spring time and high temperatures develop a very early vegetative phase in 15 days with an anticipated  veraison in the first half of july. The second half of august was characterized by higher temperatures bringing a balance. Higher temperatures in september contribute to a higher level of sugar in the grapes reaching an earlier harvest. The perfect clay content in the soil release water that allow us to pick concentrated and perfect shape grapes.

Vintage rating:

(Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino)

BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2010

DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA E GARANTITA

Canalicchio-BRUNELLO-2009-400x700 copia

Grape varietal: 100% Sangiovese Grosso also known as “Brunello” in Montalcino

Vinification: medium-long fermentation on pomace, with frequent pumping of the wine over the cap, maximum temperature left to rise freely up to 30°C

Ageing in wood: more than 30 months in medium-large Slavonian and French oak barrels

Refinement in bottle: more than the required minimum of 4 months, in compliance with the production discipline, in airconditioned rooms

Colour: intense ruby red tending towards garnet

Bouquet: floral, fruity, intense with underwood tones

Taste: great structure, elegant and harmonius extremely persistent

Food pairings: red meat and game stews, seasoned cheeses. Open the bottle at least two hours before to let the wine breathe. Serve at 18° C in large crystal glasses

First vintage produced: 1966

Size bottles produced:

1500 ml – 110 bottles | 750 ml – 20.789 bottles

| 375 ml – 648 bottles

Climate conditions: A perfect climate with a snowy and rainy winter waters the ground deeper. Thanks to that, vines didn’t suffer a dry july, while in august had difficulties to start veraison caused by no water stress. After  september characterized by important tempratures excursions higher then 10°C between day and night, grapes were ripe while still in vegetation. We got very higher quality grapes, perfectly ripe with absolute values not easy to find in Sangiovese varietal. A great vintage to remember.

Vintage rating:

(Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino)