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Brunello di Montalcino Vallocchio 2016 – Tenuta Fanti

Written by Piero Pardini

Credits: Tenuta Fanti – Tuscany – Italy

Wine: Brunello di Montalcino “Vallocchio”
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: 2 hectares
Viticulture: spurred cordon
Soil type: medium texture, rich in marl and well draining.
Altitude: 230-250 m a.s.l.
Age of plants: 20-30 years
Yield: 60 quintals / ha
Harvest: manual, from the second half of September to the middle of October.
Vinification: manual selection of the bunches and single grapes on sorting benches. Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation for 30 days carried out in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature (maximum 30 ° C).
Maturation in wood: 24 months, 50% in 500 l tonneaux. and 50% in 30 hl oak barrels.
Refinement in the bottle: 18 months.

Brunello di Montalcino Vallocchio 2016 - Tenuta Fanti

© Tenuta Fanti

Tasting Notes
Clear, intense ruby red color, with garnet textures, of good consistency.
On the nose the sample shows floral notes reminiscent of a potpourri of withered red flowers, followed by hints of small dark berries such as blackberry, currant and durone cherry; hints of sweet spices such as cardamom and vanilla close the olfactory bouquet. Delicate licorice nuance.
In the mouth the sip is full, opulent, characterized by a perfect, soft tannic texture. Spicy and balsamic notes are highlighted, but the long finish is a scent of ripe fruit.
It is recommended in combination with grilled meat.

5 Lupetti

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

About the author

Piero Pardini

Founder and editor 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 authorized biography "Gianni Clerici - The writer, the poet the journalist", Le Lettere, Firenze.

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