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Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

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Tasting Notes

Brunello is Montalcino’s signature wine, made entirely from Sangiovese grapes (Brunello is the local, but unofficial, name for Sangiovese).

Palazzo is a traditionally-made Brunello (large oak only) from the South-Eastern part of the production area. It has an intense ruby red color, which tends towards garnet with age. Scented, high-toned aromas of red berries, sweet spices and flowers, with a note of candied red cherry emerging with air. Fine-grained and floral, offering excellent energy and lift in the mouth, and attractive inner-mouth perfume to its red berry flavors. Finishes clean and persistent, with smooth tannins.

Ideal with roasted or grilled meats, hearty pasta dishes and seasoned cheese.

- 2010 vintage rated 98 James Suckling, 95 Wine Spectator

- 2011 vintage rated 92 James Suckling

- 2012 vintage rated 95 International Wine Report, 92 James Suckling, 91+ Vinous, 90 WE

- 2013 vintages rated 95 JS, 93 WA, 90 WE

Winery

Palazzo

Region

Toscana

Varietal

100% Sangiovese Grosso

Location of Vineyards

Montalcino

Orientation

South-East

Altitude

1050 ft

Type of Planting

Spurred cordon

Soil

Dry and stony

Type of Cultivation

Sustainable

Vinification

Harvest takes place towards the end of September and begining of October, the grapes are picked by hand. Vinification in steel vats of 35/45hl; maceration lasts approx. 18/20 days at a controlled temperature of 30°C (86F).

Aging

Aged for 36-40 months in large Slavonian oak casks. 6-8 months in bottle.

Alcohol Content

14.5%

Total Production

14,000 bottles

Oenologist

Fabrizio Ciufoli