Powerfully structured, this is an austere, warm, amply flavoured wine with a deep ruby to brick-red colour and a richly complex, dry, full and soft palate. A muscular, full-bodied wine with great richness.
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
This red wine is produced since 1892 and was awarded many times for its quality. This wine is the “heart” of our production and it is made with 100% Sangiovese grapes from our best vineyards in Montalcino.
Property of Fattoria dei Barbi, located in the district of Montalcino and registered for Brunello di Montalcino production. Soil: marl, alberese limestone. Altitude: 300-500 mt slm. Average Age: 15 – 20 years. Orientation: South. Vine Training System: Cortina semplice. Vine Stock per Hectar: 5.000. Yield per Hectar: 65 ql.
The Year 2015
The end of the Winter and beginning of Spring were marked by heavy rains, which premitted the storage of abundant water supply. A fluctuating climatic condition in April and May gave way to an higher than usual temperature from June until mid August, with very little rains. In the second half of August providential regular rains restored the ideal conditions for the vine’s growth. In September, the temperatures kept mild during day light and fresh at night time. The regular and steady maturation of the grapes allowed a perfect balance between sugar and acidity.
The harvest took place from September 28th and October 7th.
Before the fermentation the grapes were subjected to a cold pre-fermentative maceration which consists in cooling the grapes at a temperature of 16° C in an environment protected by COÇ. This process increases the extraction of polyphenols and aroma compounds. The regular alcoholic fermentation followed and lasted 16/17 days at a controlled temperature of 27°-28°C. After the racking and the malolactic fermentation the wine aged in small-medium size oak barrels (2,25 – 15 hl) for the first months. Later it completed the aging in larger oak barrels, for a total period of two years and then is bottled at least 4 months before the release.
Alcohol 14.85% – Tot. Ac. 5.7 g/l – Vol. Ac. 0.47 g/l – Residual sugars < 1.3 g/l – Dry Extract 29.2 g/l. Sensory analysis Colour: brilliant and intense ruby red. Bouquet: spicy, hints of pink pepper, wild herbs, plum, blueberry and rhubarb. Taste: soft and balanced with delicate tannins and vibrant acidity, long persistency. Food Combination large and well structured. The sip is long, juicy and savoury. Very persistent. Serving Temperature 18°C. Capacity of Ageing 15-50 years. Conservation and Storage Keep the bottle horizontally in a dark place at a temperature of 12°-14°C.