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Brunello di Montalcino 2016 – Tenuta Fanti

Brunello di Montalcino 2016 - Fanti
Written by Piero Pardini

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Wine: Brunello di Montalcino
Variety composition: 100% Sangiovese
Alcoholic strength: 14.5% vol.
Vintage: 2016
Classification: D.O.C.G. (Designation of origin and guaranteed)
Extension of the vineyards: 10 hectares
Viticulture: spurred cordon
Type of soil: marl and alberese
Age of plants: 20-30 years
Yield: 65 quintals / ha
Harvest: October.
Vinification: 20-25 days at a controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks.
Aging in wood: 24 months in 3000lt French oak barrels and 225lt barriques.
Refinement in the bottle: 18 months.

Visual exam
Clarity: limpid
Color: ruby red
Consistency: consistent
Remarks: with grenade textures.

Olfactory examination
Intensity: intense
Complexity: complex
Quality: fine
Description: floral, fruity, spicy and toasted
Remarks: floral scents reminiscent of violet and red rose, followed by notes of ripe fruits such as cherry and blackberry, spicy notes of cinnamon and vanilla enrich the bouquet, closing with an aroma of coffee beans and chocolate powder. Delicate nuance of licorice.

Taste – olfactory examination
Sugars: dry
Alcohols: warm
Polyalcohols: moderately smooth
Acids: fresh
Tannins: tannic
Minerality: moderately mineral

Structure: full-bodied
Balance: balanced
Intensity: intense
Lenght: long
Quality: very good

Final remarks
State of Evolution: mature
Harmony: harmonious

Pairing: marinated lamb on a spit.

Tenuta Fanti
Loc. Podere Palazzo, 14
53024 Castelnuovo dell’Abate – Montalcino (SI) ITALY
Phone +39 0577 835795

About the author

Piero Pardini

Founder and editor of "The Wolf Post", Italian based International digital wine platform.
Freelance Journalist.
Wine critic and Sommelier.
He has also written about sports and technology for some specialized magazines.
Co-author of the authorized biography "Gianni Clerici - The writer, the poet the journalist", Le Lettere, Firenze.

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