Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2011 Tenuta Brunelli Martoccia
The Brunello di Montalcino is for sure one of the most famous and appreciate wine in the world. It is a red wine submitted to a long ageing and it is a very elegant wine. The Brunello of Montalcino DOCG of the Brunelli Martoccia estate is produced in Montalcino . The vineyards are placed on a medium mixture territory with a great persistence in the structure and it is at 300 m in highness. It is an extremely important wine very elegant and it is perfect to be drunk both immediately than after an ageing period. The grapes are Sangiovese in purity. The grapes are destemmed and pressed and let to ferment. The contact between peels takes about 20 days. After the racking, the wine is left in tanks at ambient temperature to permit the malolactic fermentation. The ageing takes 36 months in Slavonia oak barrels and a period in French oak barrels. Follows an additional refinement in bottles for 6 months.
The characteristics of the wine
Esthetically it has a ruby red color but also quite purple. The scent is wide and delicate with some mixed berries, cherry and vanilla aromas. The taste is elegant and harmonic with a long persistence.
Suggestion matches while tasting this red wine from Tuscany
It has to be served in wide glasses (such as cognac glasses) at 18-20°C to exalt its quality. It is preferable to open it 3 hours before drinking it. It is ideal to be drunk with meat sauces, stew or grilled red meat, game and aged cheese.