Salvioni Brunello di Montalcino

Salvioni

Pronunciation
Sal vee oh nay
Year
Current Vintage
Type
Red
Winery
Salvioni
Region
Toscana
Oenologist
Umberto and Giulio Salvioni

Overview

The Brunello di Montalcino is made from 100% Sangiovese Grosso grapes. The production of grapes per hectare of our vineyard is between 25 and 40 quintals per hectare with often notable differences from year to year due the weather conditions and bunch thinning. The grapes are subjected to the utmost attention and detail. There is almost maniacal attention to the quality of every single bunch so that there is never an abundant quantity of grapes, but rather a focus on their exceptional quality. Additional sweeping of the vineyards, even during the ripening stage, guarantees a check on the quality of each bunch so that when the harvest time arrives, there is a low quantity but with very high quality. Vinification takes place in the cellar of the winery located next to the vineyards in 35-40hl stainless steel vats and usually lasts 28-30 days depending on the vintage. The fermentation occurs naturally in the days following the harvest where there is no temperature control, and it is for this reason that intervention only occurs when hot temperatures require frequent pumping over and délestage, which effectively cools the wine. After racking, the clean wine remains in the stainless steel vats for a few more months during which time the malolactic fermentation occurs very naturally before it is put in barrels. For ageing the wine, the winery has always used big 18-22hl medium toasted Slovenian oak barrels for up to 36 months with a further minimum of 12 months in bottle. The annual production varies between 8,000 and 13,000 bottles.

Wine Notes

Grape Variety
100% Sangiovese Grosso
Vinification
35-40hl stainless steel vats and usually lasts 28-30 days
Aging
18-22hl medium toasted Slovenian oak barrels for up to 36 months
| Appearance
Ruby reds with hints of light garnet
| Aroma
| Taste
The structure is rich in dry extracts, tannins are soft with a very long finish
| Serving Suggestions
BBQ or Roasted red meats. Skewers of wild game.

Salvioni Brunello di Montalcino

Suggested Retail:
$192.00
CSPC#:
719949
Available Sizes:
750ml
Bottles Per Case:
6