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Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Riserva

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Tasting Notes

Palazzo Brunello Riserva is produced only in the best vintages with a selection of the best sangiovese grapes from the winery’s 4 hectares of vineyards. Only 2,000 bottles are produced.

The vinification and ageing are the same as the Brunello ‘annata’, with an extra 12 months of ageing in 500 lt French oak tonneaux.

Rich ruby red in color, Palazzo Brunello Riserva is a wine with fantastic intensity and structure. Intriguing dark fruits such as cherries and plums with hints of spice and minerals. Full body, savory and firmly textured tannins. A truly exceptional wine reserved for the most special of occasions, celebrations and hearty meals.

- 2010 vintage rated 96 points James Suckling

- 2006 vintage rated 92 points Wine Spectator, 91 points James Suckling, 91 points Wine Enthusiast

- 2007 vintage rated 93 points James Suckling, 91 points Vinous, 90 points Wine Spectator

Winery

Palazzo

Region

Toscana

Varietal

100% Sangiovese

Location of Vineyards

Southeastern 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 and additional 12 months in 5hl medium toast French oak tonneaux. Refined in bottle for 8-10 months prior to release.

Alcohol Content

14.5%

Total Production

2,000 bottles

Oenologist

Fabrizio Ciufoli