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Brunello di Montalcino 2016 – Casisano

Brunello di Montalcino 2016 - Casisano
Written by Piero Pardini

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.

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.


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53024 Montalcino (Siena)
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Credits: © Piero PardiniThe Wolf Post Wine Magazine – TUSCANY – ITALY

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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