Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2001 Vintage

History: Sangiovese variety has been introduced to Montalcino in 1888. Sangiovese "grosso" gave origin to Brunello di Montalcino.

Production area : the vineyards are situated in hillside areas at the altitude between 130 – 550 m over the sea level.
The ground is of medium texture, rocky, with variable percentage of tufa and clay.

Grape variety: 100 % Sangiovese "grosso".

Winemakers remarks: the 2001 year has been characterised by a constant climate and consequently by natural seasons’ course. The vintage started in the last September decade and lasted until the beginning of October. The grapes have been harvested and processed by hand in order to avoid their damage. Still entire grapes have been macerating in steel containers for 12/14 days together with the fermenting must at 26/28 °C; at the end of the alcoholic fermentation the wine has been transfered into steel tanks where, with addition of selected bacteria and under controlled temperature, the malolactic fermentation came to its end. After 2 years of aging in barriques, the wine has been transferred into stainless steel tanks expecting the bottling. Further 4 months in the bottles and Brunello di Montalcino was ready for retail sale..

Avalaible quantity: 200.000 bottles 0,75 cl.

Remarks: VERY GOOD vintage.

Notes: this wine will be on retail market from January 12, 06.

   

Winemaker notes
Sensorial notes
Color: Rendola 2001 Brunello di Montalcino has a medium intensity red colour.
Aroma: Full and harmonious wine presenting plum and blackberry notes.
Taste: Supple and balanced taste with a persistent and strong wood fruit back-taste. Very fine wood presence.
Preservations: this wine reachs the first maturity only after 5 years from the vintage; its best maturity period goes from 6th to 15th year. Bottles to be always stored in a dark room at the temperature from 13 to 15 °C.
Food matches: grilled meat, pasta with gravy and tomato sauce, aged cheese.