Brunello di Montalcino "VIGNA DEL LAGO" DOCG 2016 Val di Suga
100% Sangiovese Grosso grapes coming from “Vigna del Lago”, located near the cellar, in the north of Montalcino. The lands here are located 270 meters above the sea level. The selection of the grapes during the harvest is really careful in order to obtain always the complete maturation. Traditional fermentation (as the ancestors did in the past, with temperature that touch 30°C). The maceration last for 15-30 days and aims to soften the tannins. 30 months aging in oval barrels made of French oak (50 hl). This wine takes its name from a lake that influence the climate of this area. The soil is mainly composed by clay.
Features of “Vigna del Lago Brunello di Montalcino DOCG”
The organoleptic analysis reveals a shiny ruby red colour with orange shades. The scent is characterized by dark cherry, cherry and blackberry, surrounded by leather, tobacco, balsamic spices, ginger and rosemary that make it complex and fascinating. The taste opens with sweet tannins that suggest to wait some years to open the bottle. Pure, precise and long sip.
Recommended food pairings while tasting “Brunello di Montalcino CRU”
This traditional wine produced by Val di Suga is excellent with savoury and rich preparations, like meat or game. It is perfect with grilled thrush. It has to be served at 20°C in a wide wine glass that helps the oxygenation.