Brunello Poggio Rubino DOCG

Poggio Rubino Rosso di Montalcino

Brunello of Montalcino

Brunello Poggio Rubino DOCG

Is the most famous red italian wine. Is a toscanity flag. It is made with only Sangiovese grapes cultivated in Montalcino, where this grape find its  ideal microclimate. Is a long aging wine.

 

SCORE OF BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2006: 90 points Wine Enthusiast, 90 points Wine Spectator.

 

Slope and Position:  hilly from southeast to southwest

Altitude:  from 380 to 470m above sea level

Climate: typically Mediterranean with precipitation concentrated in spring and autumn months.  The location of our vineyards, the ventilation and the lack of fog guarantee the best conditions for vine vegetation and for the health of the grapes

Soil Composition: tuffaceous, particularly rocky soil made up of marl and alberese (clay, lime and rock) shales

Variety:  100% Sangiovese select

Density: 5,000 plants per hectare in the oldest vineyards (12 years old) and 5,500 in the recent vineyards (2006)

Training System and Pruning: Horizontal cordon training with short pruning, 4 to 5 spurs with maximum of 2 buds per plant which allows for a low yield per hectare of 50 to 60 quintals of grapes (the regulations state a maximum of 70)

Cultivation Techniques:  are entirely done by hand with particular care and attention to the winter pruning, the selection of shoots and the thinning out of the grapes

Harvest:  first ten days of October

Vinification:  the grapes from each vineyard are vinified separately in steel vats.  The fermentation is temperature controlled between 24° and 26° with a long maceration of the grapes, which, with frequent pumping over of the cap and délestage, allow for the extraction of polyphenols from the skins which has an important function in the longevity and quality of the wine

Drawing off:  soft pressing to separate the skins from the wine

Ageing: three years (36 months) in 25 to 30hl oak barrels and at least one year in the bottle

Organoleptic Characteristics: deep ruby red with garnet tinge, persistent and full fragrance in which pleasurable overtones of small red fruits, cherry are followed by rhum cake and blueberry preserves. When the glass is empty you can feel a very good sensation of fruits, flowers and light wood. On the palate it has an elegant harmonious, very balanced tannins and lingering length.  Alcohol content 14.50%.  Recommended serving temperature between 18° and 20°.  Decant in carafe so wine can breathe better in order to obtain its total elegance and purity. Conserve the bottle in horizontal position.

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