Brunello di Montalcino 2016 "Etichetta Blu" DOCG BARBI

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Winery BARBI
Denomination Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Vintage 2016
Grapes 100% Sangiovese
Alcohol content 14,50%
Cl 75cl
Sulfites Contains sulphites
Code ICQRF 4861/SI
Winery headquarter BARBI - Montalcino (SI) - Località Pordernovi, 170
Bottle size Standard bottle
Combination Cold cuts and salami, mushroom risotto, Sliced beef, Florentina Steak, Hard cheese, Tagliatelle with mushrooms, Roast meat, Meat stewed
Region Tuscany (Italy)
Style Full-bodied and intense
Wine list Brunello di Montalcino
Wine description

This one is our most important red wine, produced since more than 100 years. In the winery of Barbi farm you can admire a collection of thousands bottles of Brunello, starting from the harvest 1892. Its fermentation in steel containers lasts about 14 days at 28°C, followed by two years aging in Slavonia barrels and a further maturation in bottle of 4 months. It is composed 100% by Sangiovese. During the wine-making, the soft pressed grapes are cooled at 16°C in a space without CO2. This cooling-process is useful to extract from the peels polyphenols and anthocyanins. The classic alcoholic fermentation follows with its 16/17 days at a controlled temperature of 27°C. After the malolactic fermentation the product is introduced in little containers (2.25-15 hl) and then poured in bigger ones. The prestigious Brunello rests in barrels for at least two years and ages in the bottle for minimum 4 months.


Features of Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

Ruby red colour with garnet reflections. The perfume is rich of red fruits, cherry, some citrus fruits hints, candied fruit. The taste is structured, balanced, persistent, elegant and rich, characterized by red fruits, cherry and plum.


Recommended food pairings while tasting this Brunello di Montalcino produced by Barbi

It is a wine suitable for savoury dishes, like red meat or game, cooked in different ways. It can be matched with aged cheeses as it could reach also 15 years aging. For the conservation it is suggested to place the bottle horizontally in a space where the temperature doesn’t exceed 12°C. It has to be served at 18°C in a wide wine glass and the alcoholic strength is 14,5% Vol.

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