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Brunello di Montalcino 2002 – Fattoria dei Barbi

Brunello di Montalcino 2002 - Fattoria dei Barbi
Written by Piero Pardini

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Wine: Brunello di Montalcino
Variety composition: 100% Sangiovese.
Denomination: D.O.C.G..
Bottle number: 8091
Alcoholic strength: 13.5% vol.
Vintage: 2002.
Vineyards: located in the Municipality of Montalcino and registered in the production of Brunello di Montalcino.
Soil: galestro – alberese.
Vineyard altitude: 300 – 500 m a.s.l.
Average age of the vines: 15 – 20 years.
Exposure: South.
Training system: simple curtain.
Plant density: 5,000 vines / ha.
Yield per hectare: 65 quintals
Vinification: the crushed-stemmed grapes underwent a sudden drop in temperature up to 16 ° C, in a protected environment of CO2. This cooling process of the grape skin allows to obtain a greater extraction of the anthocyanin and polyphenol content. The normal alcoholic fermentation lasted for about 16/17 days at a controlled temperature of 27°-28° C. The racking was followed by malolactic fermentation and subsequently the wine was placed in wood of medium-small capacity (2.25 hl – 15 hl) which was followed by the passage in barrels with a higher capacity. Brunello Annata is aged in small and medium capacity barrels for at least 2 years with subsequent passage in higher capacity barrels.
Aging: in the bottle for a minimum of 4 months.
Serving temperature: 18° C.

Tasting Notes
Limpid, with a garnet red mantle with ruby reflections, consistent.
On the nose, the range of its aromas is broad and complex: floral, fruity, spicy and balsamic. It is expressed with hints of withered red flowers, addictive notes of small red berries accompanied by a nuance of candied orange and dehydrated plum. Followed by hints of spices such as cinnamon and vanilla, supported by notes of tobacco with a balsamic finish.
The sip is balanced in its components. The pleasant and silky tannic texture is supported by an almost infinite persistence of candied fruit and balsamic hints.
It is recommended in combination with grilled meat dishes..

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Fattoria dei Barbi
Località Podernovi, 170
53024 Montalcino (SI) – Italia
Phone +39 0577 841111

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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