IL POGGIONE: Brunello di Montalcino
|Type||Red, Richly Textured and Full-Bodied|
|Food pairing||Red meats, game, mature cheeses|
DescriptionBrunello is the prince of Montalcino wines, produced exclusively from Sangiovese grapes picked by hand from the oldest vines in the farm. Old vineyards planted with the cordon spur ssystem at an altitude of 150 and 450 meters above sea level.
Vinification: The wine is fermented in stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeasts at a controlled temperature 25/28 °C for 15 - 20 days with the submerged cap technique. After that it is aged for three years in large French oak barrels (30 - 50 hl or 872 -1373 Gallon). After being aged in wood, the wine is bottle aged: this is an essential process in guaranteeing the pleasantness and the complexity that have made the Brunello di Montalcino world-famous.
Food Match: Red meats, game, mature cheeses.