Brunello di Montalcino Montosoli DOCG 2011

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This small vineyard produced one of Italy's first "cru" wines. Located at the top of Altesino's vineyards is the prestigious Montosoli vineyard where ancient limestone soils with the 360 degree exposure combine to yield a Brunello of exceptional style and elegance.

Tasting Notes

One of the most sought after wines from Montalcino, Montosoli is consistently a blockbuster red. Its intense ruby red color tends toward elegant garnet with age. On the nose, it shows a complex personality with a delicious blend of black cherry, raspberry, violet, licorice, vanilla and black pepper. Extremely enticing, opulent and elegant on the palate, with a warm, long-lasting finish, Montosoli is a wine for special occasions.

Food Pairing

Pair this wine with beef bourgignon and stroganoff, lamb shank, and roasted rabbit.

Vineyard & Production Info
Production area/appellation:
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Vineyard name:
The Montosoli vineyard
Vineyard size:
13 acres
Soil composition:
Limestone
Training method:
Spur-pruned cordon
Elevation:
1,485 feet
Vines/acre:
1,800-2,000
Yield/acre:
2.4 tons
Exposure:
Northwestern
Year vineyard planted:
1973/1999
Harvest time:
September
First vintage of this wine:
1975
Bottles produced of this wine:
15,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
100% Sangiovese Grosso
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
15-20 days
Fermentation temperature:
82-86 °F
Maceration technique:
Cold Soak Maceration; Racking, Pumpovers, and Aeration
Length of maceration:
1-2 days; 10 days days
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Type of aging container:
Barrels
Size of aging container:
5,000-10,000 L
Age of aging container:
5-20 years
Type of oak:
Slavonian
Length of aging before bottling:
48 months
Length of bottle aging:
4 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol:
15.0 %
pH level:
3.7
Residual sugar:
1.5 g/L
Acidity:
5.0 g/L
Dry extract:
34.3 g/L

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