2009 Le Chiuse Brunello di Montalcino
Harvested by hand, with no more than 10% of the Brunello fruit selectted for the Riserva bottling. Grapes are crushed and transferred to tank by gravity followed by a 15-day malceration period at 29'c with frequent punch down to cap during the first week to promote extraction. Aged for three years in a combination of Allier and Slavonian casks followed by two additional years in bottle.
Intense, ruby red in color with garnet hues, this very aromatic wine shows violet, prune, pepper, spice, and licorice on the nose. Full-bodied, savory with fruit and spices confirmed on this refined palate. Long and silky.