Brunello di Montalcino 2018

Techinical Sheet

PRODUCTION AREA: Two distinct vineyard plots owned by the company: Le Prata, facing south-west at an altitude above sea level of 507 meters and La Torre with a south-east exposure at 420 asl., which, after being fermented and aged individually, come to the bottle in a single solution.

GRAPES USED: 100% Sangiovese certified organic


PLANT DENSITY: 5952 vines / ha.

YIELD PER HECTARE: 55/60 quintal

PHILOSOPHY: always ambassadors of the Montalcino tradition, aimed at reflecting the elegance of the pure Sangiovese, through long spontaneous fermentations, that in 2018 lasted 42 days, carried out only by our native yeasts, without the control of temperature.
Then the wine is aged for 42 months in big 30/50 hl barrels in Slavonian oak. Not filtered.

WEATHER CONDITIONS: The 2018 started with a fairly regular winter, not very cold but even mild as is happening in the last years. We got some snow and regular rains during the springtime, but what really characterized the 2018 have been the rainy days in August. Almost every afternoon was rainy, this meant leaf-removal during the month, that together with the wind typical of our high-altitude location, allowed the bunches to remain very healthy.
Then a beautiful September, marked by good thermal excursions, leading to a perfect ripeness of the bunches.

The nose is already a perfect equilibrium between fruity and floral scents, with the dark berries combining with gardenia and violet.
In the mouth is very juicy and savory, well-defined by spicy notes and red cherry aromas.
Beautiful right now but able to be cellared for two decades.

AVAILABLE FORMATS: 0.75 l. – 1.5 l. – 3 l. – 5 l.

Awards & Recognitions

97 Points -#KOwine by Kerin O'keefe

16.5 Points Jancis Robinson by Walter Speller

94 + Points Vinous by Eric Guido& Antonio Galloni

96 Points Golden Glass / Italy's Finest Wines BY Jean Marco Palmieri

98 Points by Gardini Notes- Luca Gardini

98 Points - I Migliori Vini e Vignaioli d'Italia 2023 by Luca Gardini e Luciano Ferraro