This fantastic Brunello from an outstanding vintage is fermented in stainless steel for three weeks, and then it racked into large barrels called "botte' and left to age in cask for forty-two months. A small part of the wine (approximately 17%) destined for Brunello is designated to rest another 12 months in small barrels. The wine for the Brunello is selected from the oldest vines and the most well-positioned vineyards. Annual production of Brunello is only around 14,000 bottles.
The geographical location of vineyard is south-facing in municipality of Montalcino, near Sant'Angelo in Colle. The grape used is pure Sangiovese Grosso.
The colour of the wine is ruby red with garnet tints. The bouquet is delicate with touches of woodland fruit and forest berries, cherries, tobacco and sandalwood.
On the palate, the Brunello has the right balance between the fragrances of the Sangiovese and the tannins of the oak. It is a robust wine with a huge personality that recalls the classic Tuscan tradition of the Sianese hills. The aftertaste is persistent, with clear notes of myrtle, tobacco, and hints of earth and plum.
A perfect wine for complex and not too spicy Asian dishes (beef rendang, Peranakan food), for us the perfect combination is hard cheese or lamb, but of a course a Brunello like this is also good just on its own.
In the May 2014 edition, Decanter awarded the 2005 version of this Brunello outstanding 94 points, and commented “Ginger ale, flowers, red cherry and redcurrant jelly on an already pretty nose. Quite broad and lush with some freshness and fruit. Really quite unique."