BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO DOCG: This 100% Sangiovese is aged partly in Slavonian oak barrels, partly in 5/7-hl. tonneaux of French oak, for three years, followed by a minimum one year in the bottle before release. Bursting at the seams with plum and cherry fruit sustained by firm, full structure and polished tannins.
“95 POINTS. The Brunello di Montalcino is a gorgeous wine that brings together the richness of the vintage and the house’s continuing move to a more traditional style. Sweet red berries, flowers, mint, spices and anise are woven together beautifully in this large-scaled, generous wine. The wine gains volume and depth in the glass as the flavours built to a huge crescendo. This is a great showing from Fuligni. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2027.” - Antonio Galloni.
Eocenic in origin, prevalently stony and tuffaceous. Altitude is 300-450 meters (c. 980-1,480 feet) above sea level. Vines are 20-30 years old, exposure is east-southeast, training spur-pruned cordon, mono/bilateral. Density is 5,000 vines/ha.
VINIFICATION AND AGING Harvest is in late Sept. Must remains on lees for c. 18 days in stainless steel vats, then sojourns 2-3 months in steel, 24/36 months in Slavonian oak barrels and Allier oak tonneaux (respectively 35/40 hl. and 5/7.5 hl. in capacity) + 4 months in bottle
TASTING NOTES Deep garnet color with orange hues, the bouquet shows red fruit and spice elegantly coming together, confirmed on the palate. Soft tannins, firm structure and silky texture.
SERVING SUGGESTIONS Best served around 18° C (64.4° F) and paired with rich, structured dishes, red meat, game, seasoned cheese.
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