Brunello Riserva

Brunello Riserva "Poggio Abate"docg

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

VINIFICATION: Manual harvest in boxes with separation of grapes from best parcels of “Fonteantica” area; fermentation and maceration in stainless steel tanks for 20 days at controlled temperature (24-28° C) with daily pumping and delastage; at the end of alcoholic fermentation, post-maceration period is continued bringing the temperature to 29° C for about 48; 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 10 months and then it will still in wood for 15 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.
  • WINE ENTHUSIAST
    94 pt.
  • WINE SPECTATOR
    90 pt.
  • VERONELLI
    95 pt.
  • THE WINE ADVOCATE
    92+ pt.
  • WINE ENTHUSIAST
    94 pt.

2007

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

2008

  • GAMBERO ROSSO
    2 BICCHIERI
  • VERONELLI
    3 STELLE BLU
  • WINE ENTHUSIAST
    91 pt.
  • THE WINE ADVOCATE
    92 pt.
  • JAMES SUCKLING
    90 pt.

2009

  • BIBENDA
    5 GRAPPOLI

2010

  • James Suckling
    95 pts