Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Brunello di Montalcino is produced within the territory of the municipality of Montalcino, in an agricultural landscape of great history and beauty that, since 2004, has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list. The hill of Montalcino, mostly covered by woods, is about 100 km from the sea and 13 km as the crow flies from Monte Amiata, which, with its 1,740 metres in height, protects this area, making the climate mild. It is a spectacular landscape in which vineyards, olive groves and land dotted with numerous stone farmhouses testify to the centuries-old cultivation of these lands.
Montalcino, together with its hamlets of Castelnuovo dell’Abate, Sant'Angelo and Torrenieri, is a small art city. The village has ancient Etruscan-Roman origins and a wonderful medieval system with a historical centre preserving the Palazzo dei Priori, now the town hall, a beautiful loggia with two Gothic arches in stone and the Civic and diocesan Museum, which houses extraordinary works of Sienese art, within surrounding walls dominated by a fourteenth-century fortress.
Thanks to meticulous manual work, from dry pruning to the choice of the most suitable bud, from limiting vegetation to thinning the grapes, the quality of the grapes from which Brunello di Montalcino is made is very high.
This wine is a bright garnet in colour and has an intense bouquet from which the scents of undergrowth, aromatic wood and vanilla emerge. Brunello di Montalcino is a wine that improves with age: ranging from a minimum of 10 years up to 30, but it can be kept even longer. The wine must be served at a temperature of about 18 °C - 20 °C. Decanting very old bottles into crystal decanters is recommended. This wine can be paired with very structured dishes such as red meat and game, but also with cheese.