Brunello Riserva

Brunello Riserva "Poggio Abate"docg

PRODUCTION AREA: Southeast side of Castelnuovo dell’Abate, Montalcino (SI)

VINIFICATION: Manual harvest with separation of grapes from best parcels of "Fonteantica" area; fermentation and maceration in stainless steel tanks for 15 days at controlled temperature (24°-28° C) with daily pumping and délestage; at the end of alcoholic fermentation, post-maceration period is continued bringing the temperature to 29° C; immediately after racking, even with its fine lees, wines are transferred into French oak barrels, where malolactic fermentation will carry out and will undergo weekly batonnage for the next 5 months; after this period wine continue its aging for 7 months and then it will still in wood for 12 months yet

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TASTING NOTES:

Deep ruby red color, with a bouquet of black cherries and red berries, good complexity, with balanced notes of vanilla and tobacco. To serve at 18° C in large glasses. Ideal wedding with roasted red meats, stews, roast game and aged cheeses

Maturing capacity in bottle:

18 to 20 years

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Awards

2006

  • JAMES SUCKLING
    96 pt.
  • THE WINE ADVOCATE
    92+ pt.

2007

  • WINE ENTHUSIAST
    94 pt.
  • WINE SPECTATOR
    90 pt.
  • VERONELLI
    95 pt.
  • THE WINE ADVOCATE
    92+ pt.

2008

  • WINE ENTHUSIAST
    94 pt.
  • VERONELLI
    94 pt.
  • AIS
    4 GRAPPOLI
  • THE WINE ADVOCATE
    94 pt.
  • WINE ENTHUSIAST
    94 pt.
  • LUCA MARONI
    93 pt.