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Brunello di Montalcino 2016 – Casisano

Brunello di Montalcino 2016 - Casisano
Written by Piero Pardini

Credits: © Piero PardiniThe Wolf Post

Wine: Brunello di Montalcino
Variety composition: 100% Sangiovese Grosso.
Denomination: D.O.C.G.
Alcoholic strength: 13.5% vol.
Vintage: 2016.
Production area: Podere Casisano – Montalcino.
Altitude: 480 m a.s.l.
Soil type: of various origins, rich in skeleton and marl.
Climate: very windy.
Training system: spurred cordon.
Maceration: traditional method with maceration on the skins for about 25 days.
Aging: 3 years in Slavonian oak barrels with a maximum capacity of 60 hl. Bottle aging for at least 6 months.
Serving temperature: 18 ° C.
2015 vintage: winter with little rain, there were no frosts and no snow. A Spring characterized by average rains and hot summers with little rainfall. Autumn saw the rains alternate with days of good weather and excellent temperature variations. The harvested grapes immediately showed a remarkable complexity in aromas and elegance of tannins. Of considerable importance was the natural acidity, above average. A vintage of the highest and rare quality level.

Brunello di Montalcino 2016 - Casisano

© Casisano

Tasting Notes
Sample of intense ruby red color, with garnet textures of good consistency.
The nose is intense, emanating the typical hints of Tuscan Sangiovese: the clear cherry in alcohol, the ripe plum, a delicate balsamic note as well as a nuance of cloves and licorice.
The sip is full and tasty, with the alcohol content well mitigated by the freshness, important yet very velvety tannins. Baked larded pheasant.

5 Lupetti

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Località Casisano, 52
53024 Montalcino (Siena)
Phone +39 0577 835540

About the author

Piero Pardini

Founder and editor-in-chief of "The Wolf Post".
Freelance Journalist.
Wine critic and Sommelier.
He has also written about sports and technology for some specialized magazines.
Co-author of the essay "Gianni Clerici - The writer, the poet the journalist", Le Lettere, Firenze.

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