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Brunello di Montalcino A.D. 1441 2016 – Castello Tricerchi

Brunello di Montalcino A.D. 1441 2016 - Castello Tricerchi
Written by Piero Pardini

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Owner: Tommaso Squarcia
Oenological management: Maurizio Castelli
Agronomic management: Maurizio Castelli
Viticulture: in organic conversion
Vineyard hectares: 13
Bottles produced: 70,000
Direct sales: yes
Visits to the company: yes
Foundation year: 1995

Brunello di Montalcino A.D. 1441 2016 - Castello Tricerchi

© Castello Tricerchi

Wine: Brunello di Montalcino A.D. 1441
Alcoholic strength: 14% vol.
Vintage: 2016.
Classification: D.O.C.G.
Grapes: 100% Sangiovese.
Altitude: 290 mt. s.l.m ..
Exposure: West / south-west
Soil: medium mixture with calcareous clay and sand
Training system: spurred cordon and guyot
Density: about 4,000.
Age of the vines: 25 years.
Yield / Ha .: 60 quintals.
Yield / Plant: 1.5 Kg.
Harvest period: beginning of October.
Type of harvest: by hand, careful pre-vinification selection.
Vinification: fermentation with indigenous yeasts, long submerged cap maceration at a controlled temperature of 23 ° C.
Aging: Slavonian oak barrels of 15 and 20 hl for at least 36 months.
Refinement: in the bottle for a period of not less than 8 months.
Serving temperature: 18° C, oxygenate before consumption.

Tasting note
Clear sample of an intense ruby red with garnet textures.
Intense explosion of perfumes. Notes of black cherry syrup, macerated berries, hints of medicinal herbs, cigar box and sandalwood.
The taste is full, rich, with important tannins, but perfectly balanced. Freshness is a dominant note as is its long persistence which invite to a new sip. A long aging wine. It is recommended with an ancient mustard fillet.

5 Lupetti

Castello Tricerchi
Località Altesi
53024 Montalcino (SI)
Phone +39 347 2501884

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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