Brunello di Montalcino Castiglion del Bosco
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DOCG BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO
Castiglion del Boscos most representative wine is an example of the Sangiovese grapes perfect symbiosis with the territory of Montalcino. The richness of the galestro stone in the soil gives the wine its unique aroma, complexity and structure.
Production area: Brunello di Montalcino Castiglion del Bosco comes from a careful selection of grapes fromvineyards located in the Capanna area of the estate.
Type of soil:
Our Capanna vineyardslie at an altitude of 350 m above sea level facing south. The soil is characterized by the predominant presence of galestro stones with layers of clay and sandstone, a terroir which is ideally suited to the production of Sangiovese. In this area the influence of the sea is strongly felt , with hot, dry summers and constant winds that remove moisture.
100% Sangiovese Vineyard: Density of 4,500 plants per hectare. The average annual yield is 40 hl per hectare, with anaverage production of 60 quintals per hectare.
The grapes are hand harvested and transported to the winery in small 20kg crates . Careful hand selection of the cluster and grapes is carried out before pressing. The wine vats are filled by gravity alone, without resorting to mechanical pumps. Alcoholic fermentation lasts for 18 days at a constant temperature of 28 ° C.
Maturation and aging: After malolactic fermentation, the Brunello di Montalcino is transferred to French oak barriques (30% new oak barrels, 70% first and second passage barriques). Aging lasts for two years, as laid down by the Brunello regulations. The full maturation of this complex wine requires furtherlong bottle aging (24 months) before release on the market.
The color is ruby red with garnet overtones, the nose is broad and determined with typical varietal aromas. In the mouth it is harmonious and persistent.
Serving suggestions: Excellent with stews, roast meat and cheese.
Yearly production: 2005: 64,000 0.75-litre bottles 2006: 84,000 0.75-litre bottles
Montalcino is located about 70 miles southwest of Florence and takes its name from a variety of oak tree that once covered the terrain. During medieval times the city was famous for its tanneries and the resulting shoes and high quality leather. Montalcino has one of the warmest climates in Tuscany with very unique growing conditions on the northern slopes and the southern slopes. The southern slopes get more sun accounting for more powerful wine. The northern slopes are a cooler climate with less sun causing for wine dryer aromatic wines.