The Registered and Certified Destination of Origin red wine (DOCG) has a ruby-red colour, with a rich aroma containing hints of vanilla, violets and cherries and a robust flavour that is warm and generous. It is at its best after having been decanted into a wide carafe that lets it air. Ideal with roasted meats, game, strong cheeses and flavourful dishes.
It is made in the traditional way with modern technology from the sangiovese varietal known in Montalcino as “Brunello”.
After a careful selection in the vineyard, the picked and crushed grapes are then fermented in temperature-controlled steel vats that are often stirred and left to macerate in their skins for a long time.
After vinification the wine is allowed to age for at least three years in barrels made from Slavonia wood and French oak. Four years after the harvest it is bottled and then continues its aging process in the bottle for at least four months.
When a harvest yields a particularly good vintage a small amount is left to age for yet another year in the barrel and, after bottling, continues to age for another six months before it goes on the market. The label on these bottles is distinguished by “Riserva”
- Ruby-red with flashes of garnet
- A full nose with hints of wild fruit
- Full-bodied and decisive, warm, velvety and balanced
- Goes well with flavourful Italian cuisine, especially roasted meat and seasoned cheeses
- If possible, open the bottle several hours before serving. Ideal temperature 18-20°C. Drink from wide open-mouthed wine glasses